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Originally published: 2014-03-01 23:50:59
Last modified: 2014-03-01 23:51:45

App State's softball team sweeps Charleston Southern

by Staff Reports

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Appalachian State's softball team swept Charleston Southern 4-3 and 1-0 in a game shortened to five innings because of darkness.

The games were part of the Charleston Southern Invitational.

Appalachian State took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The first run scored on a bizarre play that involved six run-downs before Cara Parker scored on an error.

Appalachian State added a run later in the inning on a Lindsay Loudermilk sacrifice fly.

The Mountaineers added another run in the when Carolina Rogers scored on an error on a ball hit by Dani Heichen, who reached first on an errant throw.

It was enough for Appalachian State pitcher Alissa Schoelkopf, who had not pitched since Feb. 9. She pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed just four hits. She struck out three batters and picked up her first win of the season.

Shivaun Landeros picked up a save in relief by allowing just two hits and striking out one in 1 2/3 innings. Landeros allowed one run.

The Mountaineers scored their only run in the second game in the fourth inning. Cara Parker led off with an infield single and scored on a Sarah Warnock single to center field.

Landeros (3-7) struck out two and allowed just one hit in five innings for the Mountaineers.