USC Aiken 4-4

Erskine 3-4

The USC Aiken softball team picked up a victory and a tie in its doubleheader with Erskine on Wednesday. The Pacers claimed a thrilling 4-3 come-from-behind win over Erskine (2-5-1) in the opener before the two teams tied, 4-4, in eight innings in the second game.

In the first game, the Pacers (4-3-1) scored first when North Augusta grad Lindsey Jones doubled in Sarah Montei in the third inning. Erskine responded with three runs in the bottom of the third, but USCA started a rally in the fifth when Jones doubled and was knocked home by another double by Hillary Stewart.

Brittney Williamson led off the top of the seventh for USCA by singling, then advancing to second on a passed ball. She scored the game-tying run after an error by Erskine pitcher Kelsey Spurrier (1-3). Shortly thereafter, the Pacers went ahead when Jones scored on another Flying Fleet error.

India Kornegay pitched a scoreless seventh to secure the come-from-behind victory. Kornegay (2-2) fanned eight in the win, only allowing two hits.

In the second game, the teams traded off three-run innings, before Kaitlyn White gave the Pacers a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth when she singled in Victoria Burkett. The Flying Fleet tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom half of the inning, which was how it ended because Erskine doesn’t have lights at its softball facility.

Nicole Borden and White led the Pacers with two hits each. Borden had two RBIs, while White scored a run to go along with her RBI. Taylor Morgan struck out eight in her eight innings in the circle for USCA in game two.

USCA will return home to host Brevard on Sunday at J.H. Satcher Field. The first game of the twinbill is slated to start at 2 p.m.