Colonels split final day at PFX Spring Games

Colonels split final day at PFX Spring Games

CLERMONT, Fla. – Centre softball's six-game winning streak came to a close, but the Colonels capped their spring break trip with a victory to finish 4-1 at the PFX Spring Games in Florida.

The Colonels (13-9) fell 23-16 against Farmingdale State in Thursday's opener and rebounded with a 10-2 victory against UW-Stevens Point.

GAME ONE: Farmingdale State 23, Centre 16

Centre came out on the wrong end of a wild game that featured a combined 41 hits and 39 runs.

The Colonels' biggest offensive inning came in the bottom of the fourth, where they plated eight runs – seven of which crossed with two outs – to cut into a 14-4 deficit.

The Rams scored at least two runs in all but one inning, however, and pulled away late to earn their first victory of the season.

RileyAnne Sharpe (Huntsville, Ala.) went 4-for-5 from the leadoff spot, smacking a pair of doubles while scoring four runs.

Melissa Collins (Louisville, Ky.) was a double short of hitting for the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a homerun and triple. She drove in three and scored as many runs, as well.

Rachel Skinner (Milton, Ga.) paced the Colonels with four RBIs.

GAME TWO: Centre 10, UW-Stevens Point 2

The Colonels bounced back to defeat Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 10-2, in their spring break finale, as Erika Brewer (Frenchburg, Ky.) threw a complete game while allowing two runs (one earned).

Down 1-0 after one inning, the Centre scored three in the top of the second to take a lead it wouldn't relinquish. Sam Thompson (Louisville, Ky.) and Cassidy Cook (Louisville, Ky.) each delivered RBI base knocks in the frame.

In the fifth, Centre took advantage of a pair of errors by the Pointers to score three unearned runs, making it 6-2.

The Colonels added four insurance runs in the top of the seventh to help secure the win, as Sarah Fly (Franklin, Tenn.), Torey Hawkins (Frankfort, Ky.) and Cook each had RBI singles.

Cook led the way with four RBIs, marking her first multi-RBI game of the season.

Centre returns to Kentucky this weekend, facing in-state rival Transylvania Sunday for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. ET.