McCarthy tosses one-hitter in win over GWU

Published 12:18 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Junior Elizabeth McCarthy of the Longwood University softball team tossed a one-hit shutout, as the Lancers picked up a 9-0 run-rule victory to complete the three-game series sweep over Gardner-Webb Sunday afternoon at Brinkley Softball Stadium.

McCarthy (14-8), a product of Dunnsville, tossed 4.2 innings of no-hit ball in her second win of the series.

Along with freshman Sydney Gay, the Longwood pitching pair combined for 29 strikeouts over the three-game series and gave up just nine total hits. At the plate, the Lancers were led by their senior trio of Jamie Barbour, Carly Adams and Emily Murphy.

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Those three combined for seven of Longwood’s 11 hits on the day with six runs scored.

LU returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Presbyterian for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.