The University of Mary Washington softball team closed the regular season with a doubleheader sweep of Southern Virginia University on Saturday at the Battleground, winning 10-0 in five innings and 5-1. The Eagles improve to 16-21-1 on the season, and will advance to next weekend's Capital Athletic Conference tournament.
The Eagles erupted for six runs in the third. Hannah Bruns led off with a walk and moved to second on a single from Danielle Newman. Malia Rogers reached on an error that scored one run, and another came home on a Kassie Bender sacrifice fly. After a walk to load the bases, Rogers scored on a wild pitch. Courtney Shea and Bruns each added RBI singles to boost the Eagle lead to 7-0.
In the fourth, Bender posted a two-run single and Amy Sykes added an RBI single to move the score to 10-0. Junior pitcher Kara Deppe did the rest, allowing just two hits and a walk with six strikeouts in gaining the win, her 13th of the season.
Bruns and Shea each had two hits for UMW, while Mikie Williams added a double.
In the nightcap, the Knights scored a run in the first, but the Eagles quickly responded with two in the bottom of the frame. Mumford plated both runs with a single, after Bruns singled and Newman walked.
Jena Calvitti gained the win, allowing no earned runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts in sveen innings. Bruns led the Eagles with four hits, while Sykes added a pair of singles.
The Eagles will advance to the CAC Tournament next weekend, at a location against an opponent to be determined.