RALEIGH, N.C. – The No. 3 Salisbury University softball team completed its perfect run through the Triangle Classic, defeating Roanoke College, 9-0, and William Peace University, 8-0, on Sunday.
Salisbury 9, Roanoke 0
The Sea Gulls (4-0) opened the day with an offensive outburst, scoring the nine runs on nine hits, including three players with multiple hits in the game.
Sophomore Molly Simpson went 2-for-4 in the game with a triple, while senior Harley Hill added a 2-for-5 effort and an RBI. Junior Angela Malgieri was 2-for-4 with a double and sophomore Paige Knussman drove in a pair of runs.
Junior Rachel Johnson collected the win, striking out 10 and giving up just one hit while walking three in the circle to improve to 2-0 this season.
Salisbury 8, Peace 0 (6 inn.)
In the nightcap, it was sophomore Kim Dorsey who sent Salisbury home with the perfect record, thanks to her walk-off home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. She finished the game 3-for-3, with the home run and a double. She also reached base after being hit by a pitch, coming up just shy of hitting for the cycle.
Knussman was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs in the game, and junior Virginia Walther helped open up the game for the Gulls, with a pinch hit RBI to help Salisbury to a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning.
Senior Kathryn Larson collected the win for Salisbury, striking out four and giving up just three hits in her six innings of work.
Salisbury will return to action next weekend, traveling south again. The Sea Gulls will play Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and 29, in the Virginia Wesleyan Beach Blast, hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College. Salisbury's first game will be Friday, against Kean University, beginning at 1 p.m.