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Sill's 1-Hitter Leads Tulsa Past Kennesaw State in Game 1


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Feb. 21, 2014

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KENNESAW, Ga. - Sophomore Caitlin Sill pitched a one-hit shutout to lead Tulsa to a 1-0 victory over Kennesaw State in Game 1 of a doubleheader in the Georgia Tech/Kennesaw State Crossover Friday afternoon at Bailey Park.

Sill's performance was the first complete-game shutout of her career. She struck out three and walked three batters, and improved her record to 3-1 on the season. Senior center fielder Cierra Hughes drove home pinch runner Brittany Walker in the seventh inning for the only run of the game. The Golden Hurricane improved to 10-1 this season.

The Hurricane tallied two hits in the game - a single in the second by Hughes and a single in the sixth by senior right fielder Haley Henshaw. TU pushed a baserunner to second in each of those two innings, but did not break through with a run until the seventh.

Freshman designated player Jill Roye led off the top of the seventh with a walk, and was replaced on the base path by Walker. Junior first baseman Julie Kernen was hit by a pitch, and Walker moved to third on a passed ball, before scoring on an RBI groundout to second by Hughes.

The Owls never advanced a runner past second base, only reaching scoring position in the first and sixth innings. After a two-out walk in the seventh, Sill struck out the final batter to preserve the win.

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Tulsa 1, Kennesaw State 0 (Feb 21, 2014 at Kennesaw, Ga.) (Game 1)
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Tulsa............... 000 000 10 -  1  2  0      (10-1)
Kennesaw State...... 000 000 0X -  0  1  0      (4-4)
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Pitchers: Tulsa - Sill, Caitlin and . Kennesaw State - Henderson and .
Win-SILL, Caitlin(3-1)  Loss-Henderson(3-2)  T-1:40  A-108
Weather: 57 degrees, sunny