ALBANY, Ga.- Led by seniors Malea Maye, Toni Coleman, Kyera Whitaker, Kayla Alexander and Tiffany Massey, the Albany State women’s softball team completed another blow out of its archrival. The ASU women’s softball team beat Fort Valley State 19-1 on Senior Day.
With the win, the Lady Rams win the weekend series 3-0 and improve to 22-17 overall and 17-2 in the SIAC. ASU is still in first place in the SIAC East Division, four games ahead of Claflin.
The Lady Wildcats fall to 3-26, 3-16.
Just like the second game of the series, Albany State utilized a big first inning to take control. Alexander started the scoring with a double up the middle that scored Jade Williams. Maye smashed a two-run homer for a 3-0 lead. By the end of the stanza, ASU led 18-0 after a barrage of various hits.
After a scoreless second inning by both teams, Fort Valley State scored its only run, but the Lady Rams added their final one in the bottom of the fourth. Maye scored off an error to seal the game.
Brianna Murillo led Albany State with two hits and four RBIs. Maye and Coleman both had two hits and three RBIs, and Alexander and Whitaker each had two hits and two RBIs.
Massey (11-8) was the winning pitcher with three strikeouts. She only gave up one hit during the contest. Massey also had two hits offensively, which were both doubles.
The Lady Rams finished the game with 18 hits, one error and four runners left on base.
Albany State will return to action on Wednesday, April 12 when it hosts Columbus State University. The two teams split a pair of games in Feb. The Lady Cougars won 10-2 on Feb. 11. The Lady Rams took the Feb. 12 matchup 3-1.