VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Heather Shults collected five hits Monday as Christopher Newport University swept a college softball doubleheader from the University of Maine-Presque Isle.
The Lady Captains won the opener 5-4 and took the second game 2-0.
In the first game, Shults rapped two doubles and a single to pace Christopher Newport. Mo Heck added two singles.
Debbie Nakamura paced UMPI with a double and a single. Shannon Clifford singled twice behind loser Lorie Smith.
In the second game, which was shortened to 4 1/2 innings because of cold temperatures, Shults and Kim Owens had two singles each for the winners.
Marcie Burr and Kim Chatman had singles for the Owls behind Nakamura, who struck out four.
(First Game) UMPI 010 021 0 – 4 9 2 Christopher Newport 122 000 x – 5 9 1
Smith and Young; Owens and Heck (Second Game) UMPI (0-3) 000 00 – 0 2 3 Christopher Newport (13-7) 001 1x – 2 6 1
Nakamura and Young; Morns, Raynes (4) and Heck