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Almost the word for UT Martin

Almost the word for UT Martin

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:02 am

UTM Sports Information
Two runs in two games
That’s all that separated the UT Martin softball team from triumph in a twinbill defeat to Eastern Illinois on Sunday.
The Skyhawk women fell 2-1 in the opener and 5-4 in the second contest.
UTM also lost to EIU on Saturday via a 4-1 count.
On Thursday, UT Martin suffered a 6-0 setback at Southern Illinois
With the two defeats UT Martin is now 24-19 on the campaign. The Skyhawks return to action Tuesday when they travel to Nashville for a doubleheader against Belmont.
EIU 2-5, UTM 1-4
In game 1, UT Martin didn’t waste any time in scoring when sophomore Leah Taylor opened the game with a triple and scored on Chelsea Cary’s single to left field in the top of the first inning. Cary stole two bases in the inning but was stranded at third as the Skyhawks led 1-0.
UTM’s Cary was 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and two RBI in Game 2.
EIU 4, UTM 1
The Skyhawks scored their lone run in the top of the seventh when freshman Stephanie Nidiffer singled through the right side to plate Jenny Bain.
Freshman Morgan Lewis had the only other hit in the game for the Skyhawks.
SIU 6, UTM 0
Southern Illinois scored five runs in the top of the fifth en route to the win.
The Skyhawks managed just four hits in the game, but stranded eight base runners.
SIU scored one run in the top of the first inning on two hits. The Salukis only had two hits in the top of the fifth inning, but took advantage of three Skyhawk errors. Mallory Duran led SIU at the plate. The junior outfielder was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
SIU had six hits, four against Skyhawk starter Kate Vanderham and two against freshman Morgan Lewis. Vanderham suffered the loss in the circle and falls to 3-6.
The Skyhawks had four hits in the game. Jordan Garrett, Amanda Brandenburg, Chelsea Cary and Stephanie Nidiffer were all credited with hits. Taylor, Garrett and Cary had stolen bases in the game.

wcp 4/19/11

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