Softball picks up two shutout wins against IPFW at the JU/Best Western Tournament

Feb. 25, 2006

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- - After losing twice on Friday, the Jacksonville University softball got back on track with two shutout victories over IPFW, 8-0 & 6-0, on Saturday afternoon in the final day of the JU/Best Western Tournament at the JU Softball Complex.

"Obliviously, I am happy that we got the two wins today," said JU head coach Melissa Gentile. "I also liked how we swung the bats, but I was not happy with our intensity level, desire or basic fundamentals. We will be working on correcting these items at practice on Monday."

In the first game, senior Kacey Yourous doubled to right field to plate Katie Pestrak in the first inning and give the Dolphins (6-12) a 1-0 advantage. The Dolphins offense exploded in the second inning by scoring five runs on four hits. Stephanie Farabee and Lindsey Freitag each had a single that scored two runners.

Freitag added to her RBI total in the fourth inning with a two-run home run to left field, which extended the Dolphins lead to 8-0.

The Mastodons (0-4) only managed two hits off JU starter Katie Dobson.

Dobson (3-4) earned the winning by hurling five shutout innings and recording eight strikeouts.

IPFW starter Jennifer Connelly was tagged with the loss by surrendering eight runs, five earned, on eight hits in four innings.

In the second inning of game two, the Dolphins scored three runs on two errors to grab the initial lead.

Farabee had an RBI double, while Freitag added a run-scoring single to cap off a three-run sixth inning for the Dolphins.

Sophomore Shannon Jensen (3-7) earned the win by tossing the complete game shutout, while scattering six hits and fanning seven batters.

Mastodons starter Katie Aspegren took the loss after allowing six runs, two earned, on nine hits and recording seven strike outs.

The Dolphins play again on Saturday against Savannah State in the JU/Best Western Triangle. First pitch is set for 2:30 p.m.