Columbia, SC. - Columbia Softball split 1-1 with Point University in their first Appalachian Athletic Conference doubleheader of the 2018 season on Friday, March 2, at home. After dropping the first game 1-3, they rallied to take the second game 4-3 thanks to a walk-off homerun in the bottom of the seventh from senior shortstop Taylor Rawl.
- Scores: Columbia – 1 Point - 3 | Columbia - 4 Point - 3
- Location: Columbia, SC
- Season: Point University (8-10; 1-1 AAC) | Columbia College (4-4; 1-1 AAC)
Columbia snagged one run in the first game, an RBI single hit by Morgan Smith to bring Lynnsey Hanks in. Hanks (1-1) pitched the entirety of the first game, facing 31 batters, allowing 6 hits, and striking out five Point batters.
Point led 2-0 into the top of the fifth inning before first baseman Rebeccas Prosser smashed a solo homerun to post one on the scoreboard. Columbia took two more run and four hits in the sixth to take a 3-2 lead over the Skyhawks. Point managed to tie the game through a Columbia error on an RBI double. But early in the seventh, Rawl wook a walk-off homerun to end the game 4-3 in Columbia's favor.
Alex Walker pitched for Columbia facing 32 battters and allowing 8 hits, 3 runs, and 3 strike outs.
Columbia plays away Saturday, March 10, at Union (Ky.) in their second conference matchup. Union is (1-11) on the season.