March 18, 20181234567RHE
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Madison Ogle (8-6) 7.040026
Loss: WIGGINS (1-6) 3.143312
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
JONES (OAK) 301000
MILLER (OAK) 301000
MARCINIAK (OAK) 301000
SWANSON (OAK) 301000
Nikki Grupp (ETSU) 422101
Julia Fritz (ETSU) 312100
Kelly Warren (ETSU) 302000
Grupp, Martindale belt home runs; Ogle tosses shutout in win over Oakland
Emma Martindale (left) and Nikki Grupp (right) both hit home runs in ETSU's 7-0 win over Oakland on Sunday.
Grupp, Martindale belt home runs; Ogle tosses shutout in win over Oakland
Sunday, March 18, 2018

MOREHEAD, Ky. (March 18, 2018) – Nikki Grupp (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Emma Martindale (Johnson City, Tenn.) both belted home runs, while Madison Ogle (Maryville, Tenn.) tossed a four-hit shutout, as the ETSU softball team cruised to a 7-0 win over Oakland on Sunday afternoon in the final day of the Eagle Classic at Morehead State’s University Field.

Grupp – who belted her fourth home run of the season – put the Bucs on the board with a two-out solo home run in the third inning, while Martindale connected on a two-run blast an inning later to put ETSU ahead, 3-0. The Blue and Gold broke things open with a four-run fifth inning as Quinn Giesick (Bakersfield, Calif.) plated a pair of runs with a double down the right field line, Julia Fritz (Glen Allen, Va.) drove in pinch-runner Anissa Avila (Black Mountain, N.C.) with a single up the middle and Giesick scored on Martindale’s sacrifice fly.

Ogle (8-6) recorded her second shutout of the season to earn a second straight winning decision. The senior right-hander held the Golden Grizzlies to four hits, while striking out six and walking two. Ogle – who picked up her second shutout in her last three starts – retired nine of the first 11 hitters and only faced minor damage after allowing back-to-back one-out singles in the fourth inning.

As a team, the Bucs out-hit Oakland, 9-4, with Grupp, Fritz and Kelly Warren (Mechanicsville, Va.) all finishing with two-hit games. Grupp also scored two runs to go with her third-inning homer, while Martindale drove in a career-high three runs.

ETSU won two of its three games of the Eagle Classic and improved to 12-13, while Oakland moved to 6-13.

Chelsea Wiggins (1-6) suffered the loss for the Golden Grizzlies as she was tagged for three runs on four hits in 3.1 innings.

Madison Jones produced the lone extra-base hit for Oakland as she led off the game with a double; however, the Golden Grizzlies went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

The Bucs return to action Wednesday afternoon as ETSU heads to Virginia for a doubleheader at Radford. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.

For more information on Buccaneer softball, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the softball page.