SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2003
Bridget Starry Leads Softball Past Hofstra, 3-1, at USF/Wilson Invitational
Feb. 15, 2003
TAMPA, Fla. - Jacksonville University junior Bridget Starry (San Diego, Calif.) pitched a complete game one-hitter leading the Dolphins past Hofstra, 3-1, Saturday morning in JU's first game at the USF/Wilson Tournament hosted by South Florida at the USF Softball Field. Starry (2-2), who also went 1-for-2 at the plate with an RBI, struck out eight, while not allowing a walk in picking up her second complete-game victory of the season. JU (2-7) lost its afternoon game to South Florida, 4-0.
Starry gave up her only hit in the third inning to Heather Brousseau, who later stole second and scored on an error by third basemen Sonja Cadarette (Jacksonville/Sandalwood), giving the Pride the early 1-0 lead. JU countered in the fourth as junior Monica McGee (Starke, Fla.) led off the inning with a walk. With McGee on third after a sacrifice and a wild pitch, Palumbo singled to right field allowing McGee to score, making it 1-1. Freshman Jill Bandhauer (Crystal River, Fla.) stepped to the plate next and reached base on a fielder's choice and later scored the go-ahead run as a result of an error by Hofstra's Hailey Clark. JU added an insurance run in the seventh as Starry had an RBI single scoring junior Ronda Campo (Kirkland, Wash.).
After giving up the hit to Brousseau, Starry retired the final 12 batters of the game. Freshman catcher Janine Palumbo (Palm Harbor, Fla.) went 1-for-2 with an RBI, while Bandhauer went 1-for-3.
In the Dolphins' afternoon game, South Florida scored three runs in the first inning and Bulls' starter Corin Tassio held the Dolphins to just five hits. JU starter Katie Dobson (Clearwater, Fla.) pitched her second complete game of the season, but she walked seven batters and gave up four earned runs, while striking out one. Junior Dianna Korcak (Clearwater, Fla.) went 2-for-4, while Starry, Bandhauer and freshman Ashley Houston (Glen St. Mary, Fla.) each went 1-for-3.
JU faces defending Big East champs Notre Dame tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. and Rhode Island at 4:00 p.m. in its second day at the USF/Wilson Tournament hosted by South Florida at USF Softball Field.