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|Loss: Ogle (0-1)||2.1||6||8||6||1||2|
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|Loss: Carter (0-2)||1.2||2||3||0||1||1|
Bucs drop Sunday double-header at Campbell; visit Gardner-Webb Tuesday
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (Feb. 8, 2015) - Deadlocked at 2-2 after six innings of play, the ETSU softball team used a two-run seventh inning, highlighted by a Mykeah Johnson (Cohutta, Ga.) go-ahead home run, to take a 4-2 lead over Campbell; however, the hometown Fighting Camels responded with some dramatics of their own...
Sophomore Taylor Carter (Brazil, Ind.) forced Campbell's first two batters of the final frame to ground out, leaving the Fighting Camels (2-1) with one final out.
Following a pinch-hit single by Campbell's Tori Griffin, the Buccaneers (0-4) committed a fielding error on an infield fly by Camise Patterson that proved to be fatal. With runners on second and third, senior infielder Maggie Christopher stepped to the plate. Then, on the first pitch she saw, Christopher belted a three-run, walk-off home run to left field, giving Campbell the 5-4 victory.
The deflating sequence spoiled an otherwise solid outing for the Bucs, who pieced together multi-run frames for the first time this season, scoring twice in both the second and seventh innings.
Carter and starting pitcher Lindsey Fadnek (Coalfield, Tenn.) combined to toss six-and-two-third quality innings. In her second career start for the Bucs, Fadnek fanned four Fighting Camels in five innings of work.
Johnson and redshirt senior Nicole Fox (Peachtree City, Ga.), both Georgia natives, each finished the game with one RBI. Following Johnson's solo shot in the seventh, Carter doubled to center field before being driven in by Fox on a single to third base.
Earlier in the day, Campbell defeated ETSU, 10-0, in five innings, with Katie Baker limiting the Bucs to four hits while striking out seven batters.
Carter and Jennine Duncan (Jonesborough, Tenn.) each recorded one hit in both games.
Through ETSU's first four contests, Duncan is leading the Bucs with five hits. She is also 4-for-4 on stolen base attempts.
ETSU will have a chance to quickly shrug off the winless weekend, as the Bucs visit Gardner-Webb Tuesday, Feb. 10 for a non-conference double-header, with games beginning at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
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