Softball downs Chattanooga 2-1 in extra innings, but falls in nightcap, 2-0
Freshman Jessica Lonsinger completed Saturday's doubleheader versus Chattanooga with a 5-for-8 day at the plate.
Freshman Jessica Lonsinger completed Saturday's doubleheader versus Chattanooga with a 5-for-8 day at the plate.

Saturday, April 05, 2003

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 5, 2003) - East Tennessee State (16-15, 3-4 SoCon) split Saturday's softball doubleheader with Southern Conference rival Chattanooga (23-24, 2-6 SoCon), winning the first game 2-1 in 10 innings and getting shutout 2-0 in game two from Kiwanis-Metro Park. Junior Tiffany McVay (Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.) was the hero in game one. On the mound, McVay didn't let up a hit until the fourth inning and gave up just five hits total in earning the complete-game victory. McVay also had a successful game at the plate finishing 2-for-5, including the game-winning single to score junior Sheryl Clark (Bradenton, Fla.) from third base. Both teams were held scoreless for duration of the first game until McVay issued a bases-loaded walk to Teri Herbert in the top of the 10th inning, allowing Paige Cochrane to cross home plate for the go-ahead run. The Buccaneers evened the score in the bottom half of the frame when Amy Moore (Jacksonville, Fla.), who was pinch running for Miranda Byerly (Candler, N.C.), scored on Jessica Lonsinger's (Dale City, Va.) RBI single. Lonsinger went 2-for-4 on the day. Freshman pitcher Sara Meek was Chattanooga's answer to ETSU's strong pitching effort. Meek, who allowed one earned run, hurled just over nine innings, scattered seven hits and struck out six batters. In game two, senior Awbrey Winckler improved to 11-12 this season by throwing a four-hit shutout, while fanning seven Buccaneer batters. Lonsinger got the best of Moc pitcher by finishing a perfect 3-for-3 off Winckler. The only other ETSU hit came from the bat of Danielle Spetar (Knoxville, Tenn.), who singled in the first inning. Chattanooga's Lindsey Brown gave the Mocs all the run support Winckler would need by ripping a solo homerun to dead centerfield off of ETSU right-hander Jennifer Fraser (Chattanooga, Tenn.) with one out in the top of the fourth inning. Brown's homer was the first hit Fraser allowed. Fraser gave up another run in the top of the seventh, when Leslie Barron's double down the right field line allowed Jennifer Reed to score from second base. Fraser pitched all seven innings for the Bucs, allowed five hits and two earned runs, and walked one. The series will conclude Sunday with the first pitch being thrown out at approximately 1 p.m.
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