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Hardy's shutout, Powell's game-winner leave the Orange feeling blue, 1-0
Sunday, February 15, 2009
The Lady Bucs, who were selected ninth in the Atlantic Sun, finished the weekend with a 3-2 mark; while
Hardy won her second straight decision after allowing only five hits and striking out a season-high 10
ETSU couldn't get anything going offensively in the first two frames, and Hardy did a fantastic job working out of two jams in those innings.
In the second, Amy Kelley led off with a double to left-center, but Hardy settled in by striking out two of the three
Then, after Powell's arm saved the Lady Bucs in the first, her bat did the same in the third. After Cheniece Cason (
From there, Hardy was dealing as she recorded six of her 10 strikeouts in the final four innings of work. The junior right-hander again faced trouble in the fifth, but managed to get out of it without any damage. Jorden Rosen singled to short and advanced to second on Wasek's sacrifice bunt. Kelling moved Rosen over to third with her single through the right side, but Hardy struck out Gaby Torzilli swinging to end the inning.
Joining Cason, Jett and Powell with hits on the day were Jessie Hackworth (
The Lady Bucs now head home and prep for their home-opener inside the newly built ETSU Softball Stadium. First pitch of the double-header with Furman is set for 2 p.m.
For more information on Lady Buccaneer softball, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.