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Win: TURNER (1-1) 7.052111
Loss: Brianna Bailey (0-1) 6.193345
MaKayla Strickland (ETSU) 201000
Makenzie Henderson (ETSU) 211000
Jessica Odom (ETSU) 211000
Kaylee Higgins (ETSU) 301100
Jasmine Sanchez (ETSU) 201000
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Win: G. Barefoot (2-0) 7.071103
Loss: S. Muir (0-1) 5.155163
S. Muir (ETSU) 312101
K. Krupit (CLT) 312310
ETSU softball drops games to Miami and Charlotte on Saturday
ETSU softball drops games to Miami and Charlotte on Saturday
Saturday, February 11, 2023

Muir matches home run total from last season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb 11, 2023) – The ETSU softball team dropped a pair of games on Saturday at the Charlotte Invitational. In game one, the Bucs were edged by Miami (Ohio), 3-2, while then falling to host Charlotte, 8-1.

Despite leading both games heading into the bottom half of the sixth inning, the Bucs were unable to leave with a win.


ETSU (0-3)

Miami (OH) (1-2)

Charlotte (3-1)


  • In game two, Sara Muir (Sequatchie, Tenn.) equaled her home run tally from last season, hitting her second dinger of the season.
  • In game one, freshman Emily Musco (Knoxville, Tenn.) made her first collegiate start.
  • Against Miami, Brianna Bailey (Wewahitchka, Fla.) struck out five batters, while only allowing three runs in 6.1 innings.
  • Taylor Suchy (Sterling, Va.) made her first collegiate appearance, registering two outs against Charlotte.
  • Despite losing 8-1 at Charlotte, the Bucs finished even in the hit column as both teams totaled seven.
  • ETSU led both games heading into the bottom of the sixth inning.


In game one, Miami struck first as Karli Spaid led off the bottom of the first with a single up the middle and came home on Allie Cummins RBI double to left-center.

Answering the call, ETSU recorded a pair of runs in the top of the second, taking the 2-1 lead. The Blue and Gold did all of their damage with two outs in the frame as Makenzie Henderson (Knoxville, Tenn.) was hit by a pitch, Jessica Odom (Jefferson City, Tenn.) found momentum and singled her way onto base. Matching her teammate, Kaylee Higgins (Chatsworth, Ga.) also singled but not before scoring Odom. In the same play, the Bucs added another run off an error by the Miami center fielder.

After four scoreless innings and great defense by both sides, Miami’s offense came to life in the bottom of the seventh, registering the walk-off win. The RedHawks led off the inning with a double to right-center and scored the tying run on a one-out double down the left field line. Following the game-tying double, Riley Coyne ended the game with a single to third.


In game two, great defense and pitching were on display for the first five innings as both teams were held scoreless. Muir made her first appearance in the circle as she struck out three batters in 5.1 innings.

In the top of the sixth inning with two outs, Muir blasted her second homer of the season over the left field wall to score the first run of the game – giving the Bucs the 1-0 lead.

Unfortunately, that was the only offense the Bucs could muster and the 49ers plated eight runs on just three hits and capitalized on two ETSU errors to take the 8-1 lead.


Miami (OH): Taylor Turner (1-1) – win | Charlotte: Georgeanna Barefoot (2-0) – win

ETSU: Game 1: Brianna Bailey (0-1) – loss, Game 2: Sara Muir (0-1) – loss.


The Bucs will play the final game of the Charlotte Invitational as they take on South Carolina on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 12:30 p.m.

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