ORANGEBURG, SC (April 9, 2022) – The Claflin Lady Panthers (14-8, 12-0 CIAA) closed out home field in style when the team took a 12-1 win over the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls (4-13, 3-9 CIAA), Saturday afternoon. The Lady Panthers held off the hard-charging Golden Bulls for their senior day victory.
The Lady Panthers’ defense accompanied a great defensive effort to claim the win. The Lady Panthers allowed eight hits in the game, but the team held the Golden Bulls to just one run. As a team, the Lady Panthers notched 12 hits in the game. Junior right field Brenay Howard went two-for-three at the plate with two runs scored while junior short stop Jaelyn Jackson added a two-for-three effort with three RBI and two runs scored. Freshman Tristen Keuchler added a two-for-two batting performance with two runs scored and three RBI.
The Lady Panthers did the bulk of their work in the second inning when the team scored eight runs. After allowing a fourth-inning run to the Golden Bulls, the team added four fourth-inning runs to and clamped down on defense to seal the 12-1 victory.
Senior pitcher Bre’Zhay Chambers (6-4) got the start and took home the pitching win. She started the game and she threw all five innings to claim the win. She recorded six strikeouts in the effort with no earned runs allowed.
With the win, the Lady Panthers improve to 14-8 overall and remain perfect at 12-0 in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play. The team will return to the road for their next action when they head to Aiken, South Carolina to take on the USC-Aiken Pacers. For more information on Lady Panthers softball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletic Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to www.athletics.claflin.edu.