Good start for UTM softball
Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:00 pm
The UT Martin softball team exploded for 16 hits and two home runs en route to a 9-1, six-inning victory over Southern University Sunday in the Southeastern Louisiana Lion Classic.
With the victory, UTM has a 3-2 won-loss worksheet, having split its first four games in the tournament.
Six Skyhawks had two hits each for the Skyhawks, while senior Erica Duke hit her second home run of the season and Morgan Lewis hit her first homer. Sophomore Kayla Wade went 3-for-4 with two runs scored as did junior Katie Reiff.
In the circle, senior Chelsea Jones threw her third complete game in the tournament. She pitched six innings, gave up three hits, one run and four walks. She struck out seven in the six-inning game.
The Skyhawks opened play at Southeastern Louisiana with a 6-4 victory over Kansas from the Big 12 and an 8-6 loss to North Colorado. The Skyhawks opened the second day with a 5-3 victory over Nicholls State and a 7-5 loss to Northern Illinois.
UTM 6, Kansas 4
Jones pitched a complete game and gave up four hits and three earned runs to win her first game of the year in the circle.
Senior Jenny Bain was 2-for-3 in the game with two RBI. Junior Leah Taylor was 3-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base.
No. Colorado, 8, UTM 6
Taylor had a triple in the game and went 4-for-4 at the dish with two stolen bases.
Junior college transfer Katie Reiff doubled in the game with three RBI.
UTM 5, Nicholls St. 3
Jones pitched her second complete game against Nicholls State, allowing six hits and three earned runs.
Senior catcher Erica Duke hit the Skyhawks’ first home run of the season when she delivered a solo homer to right field. Amanda Brandenburg was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Taylor had a hit and a stolen base in the game. Morgan Lewis had a hit and two RBI in the game.
No. Illinois 7, UTM 5
Bain went yard in the fifth inning for the Skyhawks.
She was 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored.
Reiff had a 2-run double in the seventh inning but it was too late.
Published in The WCP 2.14.12