COLLEGE SOFTBALL: ATHENS GRAD ADAMS, WAVERLY GRAD HAMMOND PROPEL ALBANY TO TWINBILL SWEEP
(2021-04-12)Valley Sports Report
DOVER, Del. — Athens grad Emma Adams
, a sophomore on the University of Albany softball team, collected her first hit of the 2021 season in the nightcap of Sunday’s doubleheader against Delaware State, and Waverly grad Wendi Hammond
, also a sophomore, pitched a gem in the opening game to help the Great Danes to a sweep.
In the first game of the twinbill Sunday, Hammond pitched a two-hitter, allowing a pair of unearned runs, while striking out seven and walking none.
Adams, who started at second base and also played shortstop, belted a solo home run to center field in the fourth inning to put Albany ahead for good, at 4-3, on its way to a 15-6 win. Adams has an RBI in three consecutive games.
On the season, Hammond is 3-3 with a 4.30 ERA. She has fanned 53 and walked 17 in 53 2/3 innings of work.
At the plate, Hammond is hitting .267 (8 hits in 30 ABs) with one double, one home run, seven runs scored, and five RBI.
Adams is 1-for-9 on the season with three RBI, and one run scored. Defensively, has handled 14 defensive chances flawlessly.
Albany, now 11-14, returns to action this weekend when it hosts the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
IN PHOTO: Wendi Hammond (left) and Emma Adams.
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