SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 06, 2005
Softball Splits in Day Two Action at Hawaii Paradise Classic
Feb. 5, 2005
HONOLULU - After dropping the day's opener, 5-0, to 13th-ranked Oregon, the Jacksonville University softball team won its first game of the season, defeating IPFW, 2-1, on a sunny afternoon at the Hawaii Paradise Classic at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium in Honolulu. The Dolphins stand at 1-2 on the season.
Two bases-loaded walks in the fourth pushed JU to victory in the day's second game, as juniors Ashley Houston (Glen St. Mary, Fla.) and Kacey Yourous (Hardin, Ky.) drew back-to-back free passes to put JU on top, 2-1. The Dolphins fell behind early to the Mastodons (0-4), when Kari Butler singled in Tierni Green in the 1st to give IPFW a 1-0 advantage.
Sophomore Katie Buell (Alpharetta, Ga.) threw six innings, striking out four while giving up five hits in 6.0 innings pitched, to pick up her first win of the year, while junior Katie Dobson (Clearwater, Fla.) earned the first save in JU history with a perfect seventh. Jenna Connelly (0-2) took the loss for the Mastodons.
In the first game, JU managed only two hits against Alicia Cook (2-0), while the Ducks took an early lead when Breanne Sabol singled and stole second before Dani Baird singled to left to drive Sabol in, giving Oregon a 1-0 lead after the top of the first.
The Ducks stretched the lead in the fourth on a Sabol single, which plated Erin Goodell, and Beth Boskovich's first home run of the season, to give Oregon a 4-0 lead. Oregon ended the scoring in the fifth, as freshman Shannon Jensen (Callahan, Fla.) hit Kristi Jorgensen with one out. Jorgensen moved into scoring position with a steal and advanced to third on Ann Marie Topps single before Sabol drove in her second run of the game.
Jensen took the loss for JU in her first collegiate start. The Dolphins close out the Hawaii Paradise Classic against IPFW and host Hawaii Sunday afternoon.
No. 13 Oregon (2-0) 100 310 0 - 5 10 2 Jacksonville (0-2) 000 000 0 - 0 2 0