Samford secured a doubleheader sweep against Furman in Southern Conference softball action, winning the games 5-0 and 6-0 behind complete-game shutouts by McKenzie Newcomb and Jordyn Partain at Pepsi Stadium.

By the Numbers
  • Newcomb scattered three hits and struck out 11 batters in Game 1.
  • Partain tossed a four-hit shutout in Game 2, striking out four batters.
  • Katie Campbell hit a two-run blast in Game 1 and a two-run double in Game 2 to lead Samford's offense.
  • Ansley Yantis went 2-for-3 at the plate in both games for Samford.
Yes, But

The Paladins struggled defensively, committing a total of four errors in the two games, contributing to the unearned runs scored by Samford.

State of Play
  • Samford extended their winning streak to four games in the league, standing at 15-24 overall and 7-4 in SoCon.
  • Furman holds a record of 18-23 overall and 3-8 in SoCon, looking to bounce back in the final game of the series.
What's Next

The three-game series concludes with a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday, with free admission at Pepsi Stadium and live streaming on ESPN+.

Bottom Line

Samford's dominant pitching performances and timely hitting secured a convincing doubleheader sweep, while Furman faces an uphill battle to salvage a win in the final game of the series.