RALEIGH, N.C. - Kayla Foldspitched LaGrange to a sweep of William Peace in a USA South doubleheader Saturday. The Panthers (14-14, 9-11 USA South) won the first game 8-3, then completed the sweep with a 4-0 shutout.
Folds picked up both wins on the mound for the Panthers. She threw a complete game in the second game after coming within an out of one in the first game.
In the two games, Folds pitched 13-2/3 innings, allowing just one earned run. She struck out 13 and walked only two.
Beshel powered the Panthers in the first game. She hit her team-lead third home run of the season in the first inning for a 2-0 lead. She capped a three-run fourth inning with a two-run single.
The Panthers added a run in the sixth on an RBI single by Danielle Newbern, who had three hits in the game. They closed out the scoring in the seventh with run-scoring base hits from Oglesby and Allison Coats.
The Panthers broke a scoreless tie in the second game with a three-run fifth inning. Newbern reached on a fielder's choice with the bases loaded to bring in the first run. Laura Webber and Kelbi Burgering forced bases-loaded walks to force in two more runs for a 3-0 lead.
The Panthers added an insurance run in the seventh inning. Linsey Hogan stayed in a rundown long enough for Sammy Murrah to score the Panthers' final run.
The Panthers close out the their USA South schedule with a doubleheader at Meredith in Raleigh.