BURLINGTON, N.C. – The Belmont Abbey softball team jumped out early to lead the six seeded Southern Wesleyan Warriors but could not hang on as the Warriors edged out The Abbey 4-2. The second game for each team in the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament started late Friday night as Belmont Abbey (21-21) scored in the second and third innings, but SWU (21-18) managed four runs in the sixth to earn the win.
Cooper's sac fly in the second plated the first run of the game.
Neyhouse drove in a run in the third with a single up the middle.
Ivorie Maltby started for the Crusaders throwing 3.0 innings without giving up a run.
Annabeth Watkins tossed the last 3.0 innings recording a strikeout.
Belmont Abbey will play the number two seed King tomorrow at 12 noon. The Crusaders defeated King in the first game of the tournament 5-2.