WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2003
Softball Drops Pair to Bethune-Cookman, 2-1 and 5-0
Feb. 19, 2003
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Jacksonville University softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to Bethune-Cookman, 2-1 and 5-0, Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at Sunnyland Park. Junior Bridget Starry (San Diego, Calif.) led the Dolphins offensively going 2-for-4 with an RBI in game one, while juniors Monica McGee (Starke, Fla.), Sonja Cadarette (Jacksonville/Sandalwood) and Dianna Korcak (Clearwater, Fla.), along with freshman Jill Bandhauer (Crystal River, Fla.) each had a hit in game two for the Dolphins (3-10).
In game one, freshman Amber Jackson lined a game-winning double over left fielder Melissa Coburn (Crystal River, Fla.) in the bottom of the ninth, scoring Lamia Scott, who was placed on second at the start of the inning in accordance with the international tiebreak rule. Dolphins' starter Katie Dobson (Clearwater, Fla.) pitched an outstanding game giving up only one earned run over 8.0 innings of work, while striking out four.
The Wildcats broke a scoreless tie in the fifth as Scott delivered an RBI single, scoring Tiala Tagaloa giving Bethune-Cookman the 1-0 lead. JU countered in the sixth as Korcak led off the inning with a single and McGee moved her over to second with a sacrifice bunt. Korcak reached third on a passed ball and Starry drove her in with a single down the left field line to knot the score at 1-1.
In the nightcap, the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead scoring three runs in the third inning highlighted by RBI singles from Jamie Tanksley and Jackson. Bethune-Cookman (7-10) added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to increase its lead to 5-0 and Lauren McCoy held the Dolphins' offense in check to pick up the complete-game victory.
JU returns home Thursday, Feb. 27 after playing 10-straight road games hosting the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs in a scheduled doubleheader in its first Atlantic Sun Conference games at the JU Softball Complex at 1:00 p.m.