CLEARWATER, Fla. (Mar. 9, 2008) - Sophomore hurler Marissa Hardy (Rocklin, Calif.) tossed a two-hit shutout and ETSU plated four runs in the top of the fifth en route to a 5-0 victory over Coastal Carolina; however, the Lady Bucs were blanked 2-0 by UIC in the final game of the Under Armour Invitational on Sunday from the Eddie C. Moore Sports Complex.
In game one, ETSU took advantage of a fielding error by Coastal in the second and went up 1-0 as Amanda Haverman's (
Hardy was in control of the entire game as she sent down the first nine Chanticleer hitters she faced; including 12 of the first 13. Then, the Lady Bucs broke the game open with their four-run fifth inning.
The Softball Bucs plated four runs on three hits as back-to-back doubles by Kate Powell (
ETSU scored its five runs on nine hits and
The Lady Buccaneers split the pair of games after being hurt by the long ball in game two versus UIC (
Freshman Ashley Boyd (
With the split ETSU moved to 8-14 as 22 road games are now in the books.
After playing 22 straight road contests the ETSU softball team finally returns home for its home-opener on Wednesday. The Lady Bucs will take on a difficult Tennessee Tech team in a double-header, beginning at 2 p.m. from
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