Lady Vols’ Shipman is ‘Super’
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 7:00 pm
KNOXVILLE — Madi-son Shipman had a two-run homer and drove in three and Ivy Renfroe fanned five over seven shutout innings as Tennessee punched its sixth trip to the NCAA Super Regionals with a 7-0 win over NC State on Sunday in Game 6 of the Knoxville Regional.
The Lady Vols (47-10) will now host Alabama in the Super Regionals.
Renfroe helped Tennessee to its third shutout over the weekend as she and sister Ellen Renfroe combined for 23 scoreless innings to start the NCAA Tournament.
Shipman finished the game 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, three RBIs and three runs while Ivy Renfroe let up just one hit on the day, a single up the middle to Lana Van Dyken in the third inning.
Raven Chavanne went 2-for-3 and scored twice, moving her career runs total to 242 — a new Tennessee career record.
Tennessee scored two in the first, two in the second and three in the fourth and controlled the game from start to finish in the victory.
The Lady Vols jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Chavanne opened the game with a leadoff single up the middle. Two batters later, Shipman ripped a hard-hit shot past the third baseman and Chavanne later advanced on a wild pitch to give UT runners on the corners. Kat Dotson sent a pitch from Weiman through the right side to plate Chavanne.
The Lady Vols then pulled off a double steal with Shipman coming home and Dotson moving to second.
In the top of the second, Tennessee grew its lead to 4-0 thanks to one big swing from Shipman. Chavanne hit a one-out double through the left side and advanced to third when Lauren Gibson grounded out to second. Shipman sent a 2-2 pitch sailing over the wall in right center for her 10th home run of the year.
Tory Lewis led off the fourth inning with a double to right field, her first extra-base hit of the season. Chavanne moved her to third with a sacrifice bunt. Shipman sent a pitch high down the left field line for an RBI double.
Cheyanne Tarango ripped a two-out, two-RBI single to right to push UT’s lead to 7-0.
Chelsea Stanfield replaced Weiman in the circle to close out the inning.
The Wolfpack threatened in the bottom of the seventh, working two pinch-hit walks but Renfroe got the final two batters to pop out to end the threat.
Published in The Messenger 5.20.13