Camels sweep Liberty with 5-2 win
A pair of two-RBI doubles by sophomore third baseman Brittany Bruce and junior designated player Olivia Scarborough helped Campbell to a 5-2 win over Liberty on Saturday afternoon at Amanda Littlejohn Stadium.
Campbell’s three-game sweep of the Flames was the second series sweep of the season for the Camels, who improved to 7-2 in the Big South and 23-12 overall. Liberty dropped to 14-15 on the year and 3-4 in the league.
Freshman Courtney Roberts put in another strong pitching performance, tossing a complete game with nine strikeouts to move to an 11-4 record.
Taking the loss in the circle was Annah Jo Brittingham, who surrendered five runs on six hits in the first 2.1 frames. Chandler Ball completed the contest without yielding a run.
Tallying two hits to lead the Camels was sophomore shortstop Stephanie Jones. Eight players contributed to the nine hits for Campbell in the game including successful pinch-hit at-bats by sophomores Camise Patterson and Casey Taylor in the sixth.
Liberty opened the scoring in the game with a solo homer by Sammi Shivock, who finished the afternoon going 3-for-3 at the plate.
With a 1-0 deficit in the bottom of the first, back-to-back singles by Jones and senior right fielder Sarah Forgacs set the Camels up for a big inning. A hit by pitch to freshman catcher Courtney Klingler loaded the bases before a sacrifice fly by junior first baseman Raven Lee knotted the contest at one.
Bruce came through with a clutch two-run double for a 3-1 Campbell lead.
The Camels struck for two more in the third to extend the lead to 5-1 on a Scarborough double down the left field line. Klingler, who doubled to right center, and Bruce, who reached on an error, came across to score.
Campbell wraps up its homestand on Wednesday against Winthrop with the first pitch set for 6 p.m.