SUNDAY, APRIL 09, 2006
Softball shuts out Lipscomb in game two, 5-0

April 9, 2006

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior Katie Buell pitched a complete-game shutout in her first start in more than a month to help the Jacksonville University softball team down Lipscomb, 5-0, in game two of an Atlantic Sun Conference doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at the JU Softball Complex.

The Dolphins (21-27, 5-5 A-Sun) led in the first game, but gave up a late home run to fall 6-3.

"I was proud the way our kids came back and played the second game," said JU head coach Melissa Gentile. "Intensity-wise, this was the best 14 innings we have put together all season. We now need to make the timely plays to truly put it all together."

In game two, junior Renee LaCroix hit a two-run infield single in the first inning to help the Dolphins gain the initial lead.

The Dolphins extended their lead to 5-0 in the second inning with the help of three singles and two errors by the Bisons' (12-24, 3-7 A-Sun) defense.

Buell (2-0) allowed three hits and recorded one strikeout in seven innings to help the Dolphins earn the win in her second start of the season.

Bisons starter Allison Tyre (1-6) was tagged with the loss by allowing five runs, three earned, on five hits in one inning. Sara Meek struck out seven batters in six scoreless innings of relief for the Bisons.

With the Dolphins leading 3-1 in game one, Julia Davidson scored on single by Heather Collins to make it a one-run game in the sixth inning. Ashley Villalpando followed single with a three-run home run off JU starter and eventual losing pitcher Katie Dobson to give the Bisons a 5-3 lead.

The Bisons added a run in the seventh inning off a Dolphins error to help secure the victory.

The Dolphins lead initially in the game from a two-run home run by Janine Palumbo in the first inning.

Freshman Beth Glasscock had a RBI single in the third inning, but Meek only allowed one Dolphins hit in the final four innings to earn the win.

Meek (8-12) allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits and fanned 12 batters in seven innings.

Dobson (8-12) surrendered six runs, four earned, on five hits in 6.1 innings of work.

The Dolphins now begin a seven-game road trip starting on Thursday. They start the road trip with an A-Sun doubleheader against Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C. on April 13 at 2 p.m.