THE SHORT STORY
RALEIGH, NC — Salem started off strong in a doubleheader against William Peace University defeating the Pacers 10-2 in the game one. But the Pacers managed to eke out a one-point win in game two Saturday.
In game one, the Spirits started strong, scoring eight runs off eight hits in the first two innings — three of them, back-to-back doubles.
Game two saw a more even back and forth, with Salem in the lead 5-3 in the top of the third inning.
A late push by the Pacers in the bottom of the seventh inning, however, handed the Pacers the single-point win — 6-5.
- Game 1: Salem 10, William Peace 2
- Game 2: Salem 5, William Peace 6
- Salem 12-9
- William Peace 9-13
Salem started off strong in game one in the batter's box.
Defensively they only allowed 2 runs in game one, maintaining their composure throughout the game.
In game two, Salem was slow to get their bats going again.
Salem held William Peace off until the bottom the 7th inning.
The Salem Spirits hit the road Sunday, March 31 for their next doubleheader against Meredith College. Game times are at noon and 2 p.m.