Softball goes 4-1 at Ringor Invite, Gaynord earns all-tournament honors
Gaynord
Gaynord

Monday, March 15, 2004

ROCK HILL, S.C. (Mar. 12-14, 2004) -- East Tennessee State softball won its first four contests at last weekend's Ringor Invitational hosted by Winthrop before falling to eventual tournament champion, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. ETSU got off to a thrilling start on Friday, Mar. 12 by coming from behind to defeat Central Florida, 9-5, in the opening game. The Bucs then went on to beat Hartford 10-9 in the bottom of the seventh inning. On Saturday, Mar. 13, the Bucs rallied to knock off Pittsburgh, 5-3. Later that day, ETSU prevailed 6-3 over Towson led by a remarkable performance by sophomore pitcher Belinda Barrera (Fayetteville, N.C.), who set a school record with 15 strikeouts. The Bucs struggled on Sunday, Mar. 14 against Texas A&M-CC. The Islanders were led by tournament MVP Sarah Pauly, who posted 13 strikeouts in a 3-0 shutout against ETSU. Texas A&M-CC went on to defeat Ohio State, 6-0, in the championship game. Freshman Stephanie Gaynord (Manassas, Va.) took home all-tournament accolades. Gaynord hit a pair of homeruns and batted .375 with six RBI in five contests. Junior Danielle Spetar (Knoxville, Tenn.) led the team in batting, hitting a .471 clip, followed by sophomore Jessica Lonsinger (Dale City, Va.) who hit .462 over the weekend. ETSU will have some time off from playing before this weekend's 2004 Hokie Classic hosted by Virginia Tech. The Buccaneers are set to face the Hokies, along with Marshall, Southern Conference foe Appalachian State, Mt. Saint Mary's, and St. Francis.
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WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Apr 25 Results
MTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Apr 25 Results
WTEN ETSU 4 Clemson, S.C.
Apr 25 Chattanooga (Semifinal) 2
SB ETSU 10 Greensboro, N.C.
Apr 25 UNC-Greensboro 12
SB ETSU 3 Greensboro, N.C.
Apr 25 UNC-Greensboro 11
MTEN ETSU 4 Greenville, S.C.
Apr 25 Samford (Semifinal) 1
BB Western Carolina 4 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 25 ETSU 3
MTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Apr 26 3 of 9
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Apr 26 3 of 10
WTEN ETSU 1 Greenville, S.C.
Apr 26 Samford (Final) 4
SB ETSU 2 Greensboro, N.C.
Apr 26 UNC-Greensboro 7
BB Western Carolina 7 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 26 ETSU 10
MTEN ETSU 4 Greenville, S.C.
Apr 26 Furman (Final) 0
SB ETSU 6 Boone, N.C.
Apr 29 Appalachian St. 7
BB Appalachian St. 4 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 29 ETSU 10
SB ETSU 14 Boone, N.C.
Apr 29 Appalachian St. 13
BB ETSU 4 Greenville, S.C.
May 1 Furman 8