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Blue bounces back to ground Gold, 3-2
Saturday, October 18, 2008
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2008) - The "Gold Rush" has finally ended.
After being dealt back-to-back losses the past two seasons, the Blue Team bounced back and grounded Gold, 3-2, in the fourth annual ETSU Fall Softball Classic Saturday afternoon at
The Blue Team was led by the strong arm of junior Marissa Hardy (
"I am extremely proud of the Blue Team for overcoming a lot of obstacles today and getting the job done," commented honorary Blue coach and Assistant Director for Athletic Media Relations Kevin Brown. "Both Marlina and Marissa came through with some clutch plays and the entire team contributed to this win."
The Gold squad worked out of a first inning jam when freshman right-hander Shelby Morris (
In the top of the fourth, Blue finally gained some confidence and found an answer to Morris' pitching. After being blanked by the
With Hardy dealing in the circle, Blue finally attacked again in the sixth to grab a 3-1 advantage. Hardy helped her cause by leading off the inning with a double up the middle, and scored on Katy Jett's (
Gold tried to rally late as junior pitcher Darci Gilbert (
The Gold squad was led by Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, Kirsten Clark, as her team suffered their first loss under her helm.
Saturday's game marked the end of a productive fall season, as well as an end to a seven year run at
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