Softball drops conference contest to Paladins

Saturday, April 02, 2005

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 2, 2005) - Paladin senior Rachel Henley tossed a complete game shutout and struck out 11 Buccaneer batters to lead Furman to a 1-0 victory over East Tennessee State in Southern Conference softball action Saturday afternoon at Pepsi Stadium.

 

Furman scratched across the only run of the afternoon in the bottom half of the third inning.  Jessica Mathis led off the frame by reaching base on a Stephanie Gaynord (Manassas, Va.) error.  Joni Lockridge followed with a sacrifice bunt, but reached base safely when ETSU's Lindsay Lane (Erwin, Tenn.) and Melissa McCall (Kingsport, Tenn.) collided while trying to field the bunt.  After a Jessica Matthews pop out, catcher Megan Jaudon doubled off the centerfield fence to to drive in Lockridge.

 

Henley, who did not allow a walk over seven innings of work, improved to 6-14 on the season.  Lockridge paced Furman's six-hit attack going 2-for-2 with a run scored.

 

Courtney Jenkins (Knoxville, Tenn.) (9-9) suffered the loss for the Buccaneers.  Jenkins allowed six hits and one unearned run without a walk in five innings of work.  Lane and McCall recorded East Tennessee State's only two hits.

 

The win improves Furman to 10-26 overall and 1-3 in Southern Conference play.  East Tennessee State falls to 15-20 overall and 1-3 in league play.

 

The Lady Paladins and Buccaneers conclude their three-game set with a doubleheader Sunday.  First pitch is scheduled for 1:00p.m.

 

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
BB ETSU 17 Morehead, Ky.
Mar 17 Morehead St. 14
SB USC Upstate 5 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 17 ETSU 0
SB USC Upstate 4 8
Mar 17 ETSU 3
WTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 19 Results
MTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 19 Results
MTEN ETSU 0 Athens, Ga.
Mar 19 Georgia 9
WBB ETSU 58 Final
Mar 19 NC State 73
MTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 20 Results
WTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 20 Results
WTEN ETSU 7 Spartanburg, S.C.
Mar 20 Wofford 0
BB ETSU 0 Macon, Ga.
Mar 20 Mercer 2
WTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 21 Results
MTRACK Charlotte 49er Classic Charlotte, N.C.
Mar 21 Results
MTEN ETSU 6 Greensboro, N.C.
Mar 21 UNC Greensboro 1
BB ETSU 5 Macon, Ga.
Mar 21 Mercer 11