ETSU falls in first round softball action

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Mt. Pleasant, SC (May 12, 2005) -Fifth-seeded Elon advanced to the second round of the 2005 Southern Conference Softball tournament with a 4-2 win over fourth-seeded East Tennessee State at Patriots Point Athletic Complex in Charleston, SC.

 

Elon improved its record to 30-30, while ETSU fell to 25-32.

 

East Tennessee State got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning to take an early 1-0 lead. Stephanie Gaynord (Manassas, Va.) singled to center field. Jessica Lonsinger (Dale City, Va.) followed with a single to left, but an error by Elon's Dani Concepcion moved Gaynord to third and Lonsinger to second. Amanda Haverman plated Gaynord on an RBI ground out to first for the Bucs.

 

Elon answered back in the top of the third to take a 2-1 lead. Tracey Dahlen led off the inning with a solo home run to left field, the first of her collegiate career. Two batters later, Megan Borgaard followed with a solo slam to left center.

 

Elon added two runs in the top of the fifth to extend its lead to 4-1. Paige Goss reached on a single and advanced to second on a throwing error by the shortstop. Borgaard then drove in Goss with her second home run of day over the left field wall.

 

The Bucs put one run on the board in the bottom of the fifth to cut the lead to two for the Phoenix. Dani Spetar (Knoxville, Tenn.) reached on a fielder's choice, and scored on a Lindsay Lane (Erwin, Tenn.) double.

 

Meredith Gay picked up the win for the Phoenix to improve her record 13-11, while Courtney Jenkins (Knoxville, Tenn.) (14-15) took the loss for the Bucs.

 

Leading the way for ETSU in the loss was left fielder Janine Sprague (Hillsborough, N.C.) and short stop Mary Beth Hazelwood (Knoxville, Tenn.) who each tallied two hits. 

 

With the win Elon advances to the second round to take on the winner of the College of the Charleston-Furman game on Friday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m. The Buccaneers will play the loser of the College of Charelston-Furman game at 10:00 a.m. on Friday.

 

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                                                    The Southern Conference

                                                  Elon vs East Tennessee State

                                   May 12, 2005 at Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (Patriots Point Field)

 

  Elon 4 (30-30)                                                   East Tennessee State 2 (25-32)

 

  Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB           Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB

  ------------------------------------------------------           ------------------------------------------------------

  Dani Concepcion lf.......  4  0  1  0   0  0  3  0   0           Janine Sprague lf........  4  0  2  0   0  0  2  0   0

  Paige Goss 2b............  4  1  1  0   0  0  1  0   0           Danielle Spetar cf.......  3  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0

  Megan Borgaard rf........  4  2  3  3   0  1  0  1   0           Lindsay Lane 3b..........  3  0  1  1   0  0  1  4   0

  Sadie Ball c.............  4  0  1  0   0  1  2  1   2           Mary Beth Hazelwood 2b...  3  0  2  0   0  0  2  3   1

  Meredith Miley ss........  3  0  0  0   0  0  2  3   0           Stephanie Gaynord ss.....  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  1   0

  Debbie Zeigler dh........  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0           Jessica Lonsinger c......  3  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   0

   Erica Ayala pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0           Amanda Haverman dh.......  3  0  1  1   0  0  0  0   0

  Laurin Smith 1b..........  3  0  1  0   0  1 11  1   0           Melissa McCall 1b........  2  0  0  0   1  0  8  2   1

  Jessica Swearengin cf....  3  0  1  0   0  1  1  0   1           Briana Knight rf.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   2

  Tracey Dahlen 3b.........  3  1  1  1   0  0  1  4   3           Courtney Jenkins p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0

  Meredith Gay p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  3   0            Belinda Barrera p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0

  Totals................... 31  4 10  4   0  4 21 13   6           Totals................... 27  2  8  2   1  1 21 10   5

 

  Score by Innings                  R  H  E

  -----------------------------------------

  Elon................ 002 020 0 -  4 10  1

  East Tennessee State 010 010 0 -  2  8  2

  -----------------------------------------

 

  E - Concepcion; Gaynord 2. DP - ELON 1. LOB - ELON 6; ETSU 5. 2B - Smith; Spetar; Lane. HR - Borgaard 2; Dahlen. CS -

  Hazelwood.

 

  Elon                   IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF                   East Tennessee State   IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF

  -----------------------------------------------                  -----------------------------------------------

  Meredith Gay........  7.0  8  2  1  1  1 27 28                   Courtney Jenkins....  4.0  5  2  2  0  2 18 18

                                                                   Belinda Barrera.....  3.0  5  2  2  0  2 13 13

 

  Win - None.  Loss - Jenkins (14-15).  Save - None.

  Umpires - HP: Raymond McDowell  1B: Robert Burrell  3B: Dave Brewer

  Start: 9:59 am   Time: 1:33   Attendance:

  Game: SOCON1

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