LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The WildCats won both home games against ODAC opponent Shenandoah on Saturday behind an explosive offense and solid pitching.
Randolph shutout the Hornets in the first game, winning by a score of 5-0. Then the WildCats ended the second game by taking a 10-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning.
In the first game senior Logan Carter (Richmond, Va./Midlothian) dominated from the mound in all seven innings. She gave up only four hits and struck out nine batters to earn the win.
The WildCats' offense got started early on a homerun by first-year Hunter Glavé (Ashland, Va./Patrick Henry) in the first inning. The team would add one run in the fourth and three more in the fifth to secure the win.
In the second game Randolph battled back after falling behind 2-0 in the first inning. But a six-run bottom of the second for the WildCats would give them a lead that they would not relinquish.
All of the WildCats' 10 runs in the second game came with two outs in the inning.
The team scored six runs in the second inning off of five hits, including two two-RBI hits, one by Glavé and one by first-year Jackie Lamberty (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne).
First-year Ashley Dudding (New Castle, Va./Craig County) started the offense in the fifth with a single up the middle. Randolph would get three more hits and take advantage of two Shenandoah errors to score four runs and put an end to the game.
Sophomore pitcher Hannah Winfree (Yorktown, Va./York High School) settled down after the first inning, finishing the game without allowing any more runs and earning the win. Dudding backed her up in left field by catching four fly balls, including three in the third inning.
Randolph moves to 12-5 on the season while Shenandoah falls to 1-8.
Sunday's home "Green Day" games against Emory & Henry have been postponed to Tuesday, April 15, due to inclement weather.
The WildCats will play two games next Thursday at Ferrum, starting at 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.