April 20, 2011

Gamecocks sweep Golden Eagles

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – The Tennessee Tech softball team fared a little better against Jacksonville State in their second go-around of the season, but it was not enough as the Gamecocks swept the doubleheader by the scores of 3-2 and 8-3.

Game one of Wednesday's doubleheader saw both pitching staffs in control early as both teams were kept off the scoreboard through the first three innings. Tech opened the scoring in the fourth as Chanelle Spalding hit her third home run of the season to give the Golden Eagles a 1-0 lead.
 
The Gamecocks answered right back in the bottom of the frame as they managed to get a pair of runs, one earned, off Tech starter Claudia Harke to take the lead at 2-1.
 
A two-out, RBI-single off the bat of Brittney Spalding in the top half of the fifth knotted up the score at two, but it was JSU managed to get the winning run across the plate in the bottom of the sixth for the 3-2 victory.
 
Tiffany Harbin earned the victory, while Cummings took the loss as she fell to 5-8 on the season.
 
The Golden Eagles finished the day with an 8-3 loss in game two of Wednesday's doubleheader. Through the first three innings, both teams matched each other with a pair of runs in the second inning and one in the third to knot up the score at three.
 
Cummings opened the scoring in the second with a two-run shot down the left field line, while Callie Schmidt added an RBI single in the third inning to drive in Tech's third run of the contest.
 
It was all JSU after the third inning as the Gamecocks tallied three more runs in the fourth inning and two in the sixth to secure the sweep with an 8-3 victory.
 
Holly Thomas took the loss, as she fell to 11-8, while JSU's Harbin won her second game of the day to improve to 21-5.
 
Tech (16-23, 7-13 OVC) comes back home Friday for a three-game series against Morehead State. The opening pitch is set for 1 p.m.