EAST GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T defeated Savannah State University 4-2 Sunday to win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) series against the Tigers, two games to one. Right fielder Zadia Davis went 3-for-3 at the plate, while sophomore Marcey Jiles and senior Zadaisha Waddell each went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
On the mound, Waddell pitched four scoreless innings scattering three hits with three strikeouts in a no-decision. Freshman Hailee Cutts (3-3) picked up the win in relief pitching the fifth inning and senior Mohagony Headen (1) picked up the save pitching the final two scoreless innings allowing only one hit.
Neither team scored a run in the first four innings. But the Aggies had an offensive explosion in the fifth inning after The Tigers (5-20, 1-5 MEAC) scored their first run of the game in the top half of the fifth.
SSU’s Stacie Smith stole third and advanced home on a throwing error by the catcher for the 1-0 lead. But the Aggies (8-17, 5-1 MEAC) responded with four runs in the bottom half of the inning as Jiles hit a two-run RBI single with the bases loaded and Waddell followed with a two-run RBI single of her own to account for the four-run inning.
The Tigers cut the Aggie lead to 4-2 after in the sixth inning after Jakayla Sullivan singled up the middle to drive home Cortni Jones.
The Tigers were led by Kameryn Baker going 2-for-3. In the circle, Faith Dickerson (2-13) took the loss but went the distance allowing four runs on 10 hits.
The Aggies are off this weekend but return to competition Tuesday, April 9 with a trip to Cullowhee, N.C., to face Western Carolina in a 3 p.m., doubleheader.