JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 1, 2022) – ETSU Softball dropped its final home game of the 2022 season, suffering a 1-0, rain-delayed loss against Samford on Sunday afternoon at Betty Basler Field. Despite the loss, the Bucs witnessed a strong outing from Whitley Arnott (China Grove, N.C.) who finished the game tying a career high in strikeouts with seven.
Arnott was able to punch out four batters in the first two innings before the two squads had to depart from the playing surface following an hour-long weather delay. When play resumed, the Bucs had runners on first and second with one out, but could not bring home the game’s first run.
The score remained knotted at 0-0 until the top of the sixth inning when Samford’s Timberlyn Shurbutt belted a solo blast over the left field fence for the 1-0 Bulldog lead.
The Bucs held the potent Samford offense to just the one run. However, Samford’s pitching did not allow an ETSU base runner to get past second, holding the Blue & Gold to just two hits overall in the game.
Pitchers of Record
» Win: Jordyn Partain (8-6)
» Loss: Whitley Arnott (0-15)
» The two Buccaneer hits came off the bats of Kelly Warren (Mechanicsville, Va.) and Cameron Young (Knoxville, Tenn.).
» Arnott was tacked with a tough loss, throwing 5.2 innings of action and striking out a career-high seven batters while allowing just one run.
» Junior pitcher Allison Farr (Knoxville, Tenn.) entered in relief and surrendered one hit, while striking out two batters in 1.1 innings.
» With the loss, ETSU falls to 6-17 all-time against Samford.
» ETSU: 6-45, 2-13 SoCon
» Samford: 30-15, 14-1 SoCon
ETSU heads to Greenville, S.C. on Saturday for a three-game swing against Furman to close the 2022 regular season.
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