ROCK HILL, S.C. - North Carolina A&T got an encouraging
pitching performance from freshman Janika May in a 5-1 loss to Harvard during
the second day of the Winthrop Invitational at Terry Field on Saturday
The Aggies also had a Saturday evening game against host
Winthrop, in which they were defeated, 10-2.
On the final day of the Winthrop Invitational, A&T will face the SEC's
Georgia Bulldogs at 1 p.m., on Sunday.
May (1-5) had one of her best outings of the season. She
pitched 4.1 innings, gave up four earned runs, five hits and walked only one. One of her biggest mistakes came in the third
inning when she surrendered a three-run home run to Kasey Lange.
May ran into trouble again in the bottom of the fifth when
she walked Andrea Del Conte to open the inning. Del Conte eventually moved to
third on a stolen base and wild pitch. Lange's groundout to third scored Del
Conte to give the Crimson a 4-1 lead. A&T then turned to reliever Shelby
Snyder, who gave up an infield single to Emily Gusse and a walk to Zoe Galindo.
One batter later, Adrienne Hume singled to score Gusse for
the Crimson's fifth run of the game. The Aggies put runners on in the sixth and
seventh innings, but never mounted a series threat. Morgan Groom (1-1) picked up the win after
pitching a complete-game four-hitter. She recorded eight strikeouts and threw
Detavia Keenan, the Aggies leading hitter, went
2-for-3. A&T's only run was a result
of back-to-back doubles by Snyder and Alexiss Domiguez. After driving in
Snyder, Dominguez was thrown out trying to extend her double into a triple.
Sabrina Edmonds went 2-for-3 with a double and drove in two
runs against Winthrop. Zabresha Blakeney
added two hits and scored a run.