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No. 5 Tennessee deals ETSU softball doubleheader sweep
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
UT took the lead early in game one, thanks to a three-run homerun from Tonya Callahan, which proved to be the game winner.
ETSU got its only run production of the evening in the third inning, when Briana Knight (Brier,
UT hurler Megan Rhodes (11-1) held the ETSU offense to just four hits in 21 batters faced, while fanning eight and walking one. Four Lady Vols chipped in with two hits on the game, while Callahan knocked in four.
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Game two was much the same with UT scoring the winning run in the second inning behind an RBI single from Liane Horiuchi. The Lady Vols continued to roll in the third, plating eight runs on nine hits, including a three-run long ball from Jennifer Griffin. UT totaled five homers on the evening.
Once again the UT staff held the ETSU bats stagnant, with Monica Abbott allowing two hits in 4.0 innings of work. The junior struck out nine of the 14 batters she faced to improve to 24-3.
Vercoe (5-10) was tagged with the loss after giving up eight hits and eight runs in two innings. The freshman did manage one of the Lady Bucs' two hits, hitting a single in the second, while ETSU's second hit came from Gaynord in the third.
The Lady Bucs get back into conference action this weekend, as they host