WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2004
Softball Swept By Troy State, 4-1 (10) and 5-1
April 21, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior right fielder Kacey Yourous (Radcliff, Ky.) went 3-for-6 on the day and sophomore righthander Katie Dobson (Clearwater, Fla.) pitched all ten innings of game one, but it wasn't enough as JU softball was swept by Troy State, 4-1 (10) and 6-4, in doubleheader at the JU Softball Complex on Wednesday afternoon. Troy State (32-24, 14-2 A-Sun) pounded out 17 hits in the two games off the Dolphin pitching staff, while JU (18-39, 5-13 A-Sun) committed four errors.
JU trailed 1-0 in the sixth when senior third baseman Sonja Cadarette (Jacksonville/Sandalwood) singled up the middle bringing home sophomore second baseman Ashley Houston (Glen St. Mary, Fla.) from third. The Dolphins had a chance to win the game in the seventh after Yourous reached on a single and advanced to third on some aggressive base running from a sacrifice bunt by senior second baseman Ronda Campo (Kirkland, Wash.). The Trojans would get the next two batters out and push the game to extra-innings. Troy State scored three runs on two hits in the 10th inning off JU starter Dobson for the win. Dobson pitched all 10 innings of the game allowing three earned runs on eight hits, while striking out six batters.
JU broke off a four run three-hit second inning in game two to pull past Troy State, 4-1, for the early lead. The Trojans answered with three runs in the top of the third to tie the game at 4-4. Troy State struck again in fifth with two runs on two hits to pull past JU for their second win of the day. Campo led the Dolphins in game with two hits, while senior shortstop Dianna Korcak (Clearwater, Fla.) picked up her 15 triple of the season to lead off game two. Junior Stacey Bell (Jacksonville/Terry Parker) suffered the loss in game two allowing six runs (three earned) on seven hits and striking out two batters in 5.0 innings of work.
JU plays at home on Thursday April 22 against South Carolina State in a doubleheader starting at 4:00 p.m.