ETSU softball finishes strong at Blue/Gold Fall Tournament
Katy Jett was 8-12 on the day.
Katy Jett was 8-12 on the day.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2007) -The ETSU softball team came back to win against Roane State Community College, 11-1, and Hiwassee, 11-0, after falling to Carson Newman College in hard fought game, 8-6.

 

In the first game the Bucs found themselves down early 5-1 in the fourth inning, but the Bucs would answer with a run in the bottom of the fourth and four runs in the fifth to take the lead 6-5. The Bucs would hold the lead until the seventh inning only needing three outs for the win, but Carson Newman would rally for three runs to win the game 8-6.

 

The Bucs were led by Briana Knight (Brier, Wash.), who was 2-4 with a double, triple and two RBI. Freshman Ashley Boyd (Chattanooga, Tenn.), had a solo homerun in the fourth inning, and had seven strikeouts for the Bucs.

 

In the second game the Bucs came out swinging as they run ruled the Roane State Raiders 11-1. The Bucs were up 5-0 in the top of the fifth when they put a six spot on the board. Katie Jett (Talbot, Tenn.), was 3-4 against the Raiders as she scored two runs and ad two RBI. Cheniece Cason (Moreno Valley, Calif.), had a triple and 3 RBI for the Bucs against Roane State. Jessica Hackworth (Clinton, Tenn.), had two triples in the game with two RBI.

 

In the final game of the day the Bucs jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, and would not look back as they would add five more runs in the seventh to beat Hiwassee 11-0.

 

Amanda Haverman (Kirkwood, Mo.), combined with Marissa Hardy (Rocklin, Calif.), to strike out 12 in the win. Cason and Jett both had a great game as Jett was 4-5 with a double and scored two runs, while Cason was 2-4 and scored two runs. Knight was 2-3 with a double, triple and also scored two runs.

 

Knight and Jett were on fire as Knight was 6-10 with four RBI, two triples, two doubles and scored three runs. Jett was 8-12 with three RBI and scored five runs.

 

The Bucs are back in action again next weekend in the Blue and Gold game at Metro Kiwanis Park on Saturday.

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