UNF takes softball series finale in pitchers’ duel, 1-0
Wolff pitched her seventh consecutive complete game and has nine on the season.
Wolff pitched her seventh consecutive complete game and has nine on the season.
ETSU (8-21, 0-11 A-Sun)
North Florida (27-10, 6-3 A-Sun)
3/30/2013 | Jacksonville, Fla. | Attendance: 268
North Florida0000001131
Win: WALLACE (13-4) 7.040013
Loss: WOLFF (3-11) 6.031020
FOX (ETSU) 301000
WOLFF (ETSU) 301000
HORNER (ETSU) 301000
THOMAS (UNF) 301000
HENDRIX (UNF) 311000

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ospreys walk-off on unearned run

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 30, 2013) – A fielding and throwing error on the final play of the game decided the outcome as the ETSU softball team suffered a defeat and series sweep to North Florida, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon from the UNF Softball Complex.

North Florida (27-10, 6-3 A-Sun) got a leadoff single from Brittany Hendrix in the home-half of a scoreless seventh and won on the next play. Abby Tewey put down a sac bunt which Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.) could not come up with. Freshman Bethany Cowart (Ringgold, Ga.) picked it up and fired to Sam Carpenter (Forest City, N.C.) covering first, but the throw was not in time. Seeing Hendrix heading for third, Carpenter threw across the diamond, but was off target and Hendrix came down to score the winning run.

Junior Katie Wolff (LaGrange, Texas) saw another quality pitching performance end up in a loss. Wolff (3-11) went the complete game for her seventh consecutive outing and allowed just three hits while walking two. Her team-leading ERA stands at 2.56.

UNF’s Katie Wallace earned the win, going the distance while allowing four hits, one walk and striking out three. Wallace improves to 13-4.

The Bucs’ four hits came from Tara Hartnett (Snellville, Ga.), Nicole Fox (Peachtree City, Ga.), Casey Horner (Whitesburg, Tenn.) and Wolff, who all finished 1-for-3 at the plate. Cowart worked a walk to total ETSU’s five base runners.

Hartnett’s hit was a double off the wall in right to give ETSU its best scoring chance in the third. Fox moved Hartnett over on a groundout and it was as close to crossing home as the Buccaneers got.

ETSU will step out of conference on Tuesday when it hosts Tennessee Tech from the confines of Betty Basler Field. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

ETSU fans wanting Buccaneer news, score updates, in-game promotions and much more sent to their mobile device can do so by signing up for “Buc Updates.” Click here to sign up today!

For more information on ETSU softball, please visit ETSUBucs.com and follow the softball links.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WSOC ETSU 2 Spartanburg, S.C.
Aug 21 USC Upstate 0
MSOC Virginia Tech (Ex) 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 22 ETSU 2
WSOC ETSU 3 Radford, Va.
Aug 24 Radford 1
VB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Aug 28, 2:00 p.m. Virginia Tech
WSOC Tennessee Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
Aug 28, 7:30 p.m. Clemson University
VB ETSU Radford, Va.
Aug 29, 9:00 a.m. Washington St.
VB ETSU Radford, Va.
Aug 29, 4:30 p.m. LIU Brooklyn
WSOC NC State Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 30, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC High Point University Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 1, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Eastern Kentucky Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
FB Kennesaw State Home
Sep 3, 7:30 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 4, 4:00 p.m. Alabama St.
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 10:30 a.m. CSU Bakersfield
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 3:30 p.m. Troy
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. Radford University
WSOC Navy Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 6, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
Sep 9, 7:00 p.m. Appalachian State University