FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2004
Softball Splits Doubleheader With Georgia State, 3-0 and 2-1
March 26, 2004
Atlanta, Ga. - Sophomore righthander Katie Dobson (Clearwater, Fla.) had 15 strikeouts in two starts while Senior shortstop Dianna Korcak (Clearwater, Fla.) went 4-for-8, including her 10th triple of the season, as the Dolphins split a doubleheader with Georgia State, 3-0 and 2-1, Friday night at Bob Heck Field. The Dolphins (13-28, 3-5 A-Sun) won game one, 3-0, behind the complete-game two-hit effort from JU starter Dobson. Korcak also helped in game one by going 3-for-3 with her fifth triple in ten games. Georgia State (11-16, 1-1 A-Sun) took the nightcap, 2-1, after a solo home run from Candance Jones that put the Panthers ahead for the victory. JU has split five of the seven doubleheaders they have played this season.
The Dolphins scored two of their three runs off errors in the first game. Sophomore Ashley Houston (Glen St. Mary, Fla.) would single to lead off the third inning. After a sacrifice from Korcak to move Houston to second, junior first baseman Lauren Redfern (Jacksonville, Fla.) reached by an error from Panther shortstop Mary Kathryn Branan that scored Houston. JU would score once again off a Georgia State error giving the Dolphins a 2-0 lead. JU would get their only earned run from single by senior center fielder Monica McGee (Starke, Fla.) to score Korcak after her triple. Dobson gave up only two hits and struck out seven batters in the shut-out win.
Georgia State won game two, 2-1, from Cadance Jones third inning home run off Dobson to give the Panthers their first conference win of the season. JU would score once in the second inning despite out hitting Georgia State 9-to-4. McGee went 3-for-4 in the second game, while Dobson stuck out eight batters in her second complete game of the night.
The Dolphins will travel to play in Macon against Mercer in a doubleheader on Sunday March 28, starting at 2:00 p.m..