Softball Takes Two Games Friday at Embassy Suites Invitational
Feb. 26, 2010
TULSA, Okla. - Lauren Lindsay and Samantha Cobb combined to drive in seven of Tulsa's 10 runs on the day, and Jackie Lawrence and Kalynn Schrock pitched shutouts as The University of Tulsa softball team picked up two wins Friday at the Tulsa Embassy Suites Invitational.
The Golden Hurricane (5-7) defeated South Dakota State, 3-0, and UMKC, 7-0, on Friday.
The Golden Hurricane returns to action Saturday at 1 p.m. against Texas State. The Tulsa Embassy Suites Invitational will feature five games Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. Full tournament schedule and results are available on the Embassy Suites Invitational tournament page at http://www.tulsahurricane.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/10-tulsa-embassy-suites-invite.html.
Lindsay went 3-for-6 in the two games with four RBI, while Cobb was 4-for-8 with a home run and three RBI. Lawrence (1-3) shut down South Dakota State, and Schrock (3-2) did not give any ground to UMKC. The pitchers combined to allow just seven hits and five walks, while striking out 20 opposing batters.
"That's the formula that we like to see, where pitchers go out and throw up a bunch of zeroes on the board, and we get some timely hitting at times and keep putting pressure on them," Tulsa head coach John Bargfeldt. "We had some players come through in some good-hitting situations. Our pitchers were trying so hard to get back to where we felt like we were last year, and this is a good start. It's something to build on, and you hope to see that when we come out tomorrow, we'll have the same type of effort from our pitchers. That's where it starts."
Tulsa 3, South Dakota State 0
Senior Lauren Lindsay went 3-for-4 with two RBI and freshman Samantha Cobb and junior Mickey LaValley each picked up a pair of hits to lead the Golden Hurricane to a 3-0 win over South Dakota State (3-8) Friday afternoon. Senior Jackie Lawrence (1-3) pitched a complete-game shutout to earn her first win of the season.
Lawrence allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out 11 batters in the game. Tulsa scored three runs on seven hits, and SDSU had four hits and two errors.
The Hurricane scored two runs in the second inning, capitalizing on a bases-loaded opportunity. TU left eight runners on base in the first three innings of the game. LaValley hit a one-out single and junior Kelly Chapman and Everett followed with walks to load the bases. Lindsay singled up the middle to score LaValley, and after a lineout, senior Vanessa Vice drew a walk to send Chapman home, giving TU a 2-0 lead.
Tulsa picked up one more run in the sixth inning. Everett, who had drawn a two-out walk, stole second base and scored on Lindsay's single through the left side.
The Jackrabbits got two hits in the first inning, but could only muster two hits the rest of the way as the Hurricane retired 18 of 20 batters to end the game, including 10 strikeouts by Lawrence during that time.
Tulsa 7, UMKC 0
Freshmen Samantha Cobb, Caitlin Everett and Cassidy Bowen each got two hits and Lauren Lindsay got a hit and two RBI to lead the Golden Hurricane to a 7-0 win over UMKC (2-8) on Friday evening. One of Cobb's hits was a three-run homer. Freshman Kalynn Schrock (3-2) pitched a three-hit shutout to earn the win. She walked just three batters and struck out nine.
Tulsa scored seven runs on nine hits, while UMKC earned three hits and committed one error.
The Hurricane got on the board with a pair of runs in the second inning. Sophomore Jessica Stoelke singled through the right side and junior Lauren Menke singled into left field. After Kelly Chapman walked, Lindsay hit a two-out two-RBI single through the right side to score Stoelke and Menke.
Tulsa picked up two more runs in the fifth inning, as Cobb singled and Vice and Skylar Seanson reached on back-to-back fielder's choices, and Bowen singled to load the bases. Stoelke and Menke then drew consecutive walks, as Vice and Swanson scored on the merry-go-round.
Cobb put the final touches on the game with a three-run blast to left field in the bottom of the sixth inning. Everett, who reached on a bunt single, and Lindsay, who had walked, scored on the play.
Schrock allowed one walk and a base hit in the first inning before retiring nine Kangaroo batters in a row. UMKC was able to load the bases in the fourth inning, but did not push any runs across in the frame. Schrock retired 10 of the final 11 batters to close out the ballgame.
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