CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2009) - A pair of East Tennessee State freshman sluggers stepped up in the spotlight on Friday afternoon against Boston College, as Amy Campbell (Hixson, Tenn.) and Marlina Delisa (Tucson, Ariz) helped guide the Lady Bucs to a 7-4 come-from-behind victory over the Eagles at the 2009 Frost Classic.
The win moved ETSU's record to a program-best 7-3, while
The freshman duo of Campbell and Delisa helped break a 4-4 game in the top of the eighth and carried ETSU to a win in game one of the tournament, which is hosted by
With the game tied at 4-all, Katy Jett (Talbott, Tenn.) was placed on second to begin the inning, and the junior preseason all-conference selection came around to score when Campbell reached on an error by the Boston College pitcher - giving the Lady Bucs a 5-4 lead. Then, with two outs and
In the end, those three runs proved to difference makers, as junior Marissa Hardy (
The Lady Bucs grabbed the 1-0 lead thanks to
Fortunately, ETSU wasn't fazed by
Hardy was able to work out of a jam in the bottom of the third, but the righty couldn't keep the Eagles off the board in the fourth. After Hardy struck out Katrina Vasquez to begin the inning, she walked Angela Pandolfo - and again Wilkins' bat continued to haunt the Lady Bucs on the very next at-bat - as she homered to right, putting
The see-saw game continued, because ETSU tied the game at 4-all thanks to a two-run fifth. Senior outfielder Vicki McCoy (
After ETSU tied the game at four, Hardy did an excellent job getting out of a sticky situation in the bottom of the frame. The Rocklin,
Both teams were held in check until ETSU exploded for its three runs in the eighth to pick up the three-run victory over the ACC foe.
Morgan Kidd (0-2) suffered her second loss of the season after allowing three runs (one earned) on one hit in three innings of work.
Jett and Campbell combined to go 4-for-8 with an RBI and four runs scored (both players tallied two hits apiece). Delisa's homer extended her hitting streak to a season-high four straight games.
The Lady Bucs return to the diamond later on this evening as ETSU plays
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