The Aggies add another victory to the Walk-Off on Friday

GREENSBORO EAST – North Carolina A&T won both games played at Lady Aggies Softball Complex on Friday with a nine-inning 3-2 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson earlier in the day and a 9-3 win in Game 2.

The Aggies improved to 4-3 this season. Fairleigh Dickinson lost their first two games of the season.

“I will win any day”, head coach Patti Raduenz noted. “Even on one of their worst days, they find a way out at the end of the game. It still looks the same on the left side of the column. I love their heart and dedication to find a way out and win.”

The Aggies and Knights went extra innings in Game 1 tied at 1. The Aggies left runners stranded in the second and third of the seventh and eighth innings. The Knights took advantage of runners locked in the ninth as Andreya Flores hit an RBI double to tag pinch runner Sydney Newton to give FDU a 2-1 lead.

However, A&T had no problem dropping runners on base in ninth. Senior Jocelyn Bennett and junior Latiana Langley were hit by the throw. Senior Eternal Fuller then drew a boardwalk to load the bases. A batter later, Alyxx Estrada grounded at shortstop to score senior pinch runner Vivica Boyd tie the game at 2.

Icess Tresvik then earned the Aggies’ third win of the young season with a two-out single to score Langley for the win.

S’Nyiah Stinson (1-1) picked up the win for the Aggies in the circle as she pitched a full two-hitter while striking out eight and walking six. Payton Wagner (0-1) got the loss. Along with hitting the game winner, Tresvik had a 2-on-5 ball game.

“I was trying to hit hard somewhere on the ground,” Tresvik said. “Our energy was up, and we carried that energy into the second game.”

In Game 2, the Aggies took a 7-1 lead through the first three innings behind a two-run homer on the center field fence by Bennett and a two-run single by Estrada.

Tresvik delivered the crippling blow to the Knights with a two-run homer that also cleared the center field fence as the Aggies took a 9-2 lead in the fifth.

Estrada had a big Game 2 going 2 on 3 with three RBIs and a run scored. First-year student Mariah Headen marked twice.

First-year student Joey Barkimer earned his first college win in the circle by pitching a full game with nine strikeouts. Aggies pitching has recorded 58 strikeouts in seven games this season. Malori Bell (0-1) suffered the loss as the Aggies chased her after 2 1/3 innings pitched.

The Aggies play two games on Saturday. They play George Mason at noon and FDU at 2:30 p.m.

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