SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2006
Softball splits doubleheader with Campbell

April 15, 2006

Box Score

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - The Jacksonville University softball team scored a combined five runs in the fifth and sixth innings with two outs to defeat Campbell, 5-1, in game two of an Atlantic Sun doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at the Eakes Athletic Complex in Buies Creek, N.C.

The Dolphins (22-30, 6-8 A-Sun) lost a heartbreaker in the final inning of game one, 4-3.

"These were two exciting games we played in today," said JU head coach Melissa Gentile. "I'm really proud of how hard our girls continued to play in game two after tough loss in the first game. We are playing good ball right now and I hope we can continue that over the next two weeks so our team can finish the year on a positive note."

The Camels (28-22, 11-4 A-Sun) grabbed the early 1-0 lead in game two, when they scored on a base loaded hit by pitch in the third inning.

Senior Kacey Yourous tied the game for the Dolphins in the fifth inning on a two-out RBI single to centerfield. Senior Janine Palumbo followed by plating two runners on a single to left field to give the Dolphins a 3-1 advantage.

In the sixth inning, Stephanie Farabee added a two-out two-run single to left field to extend the Dolphins lead to 5-1.

After the Camels scored in the third inning, senior Katie Dobson tossed four scoreless innings to secure the win for the Dolphins.

Dobson (9-14) earned the win after surrendering one run on three hits and tallying two strikeouts in seven innings.

Camels' reliever Lexi Myers (0-4) took the loss by allowing three runs on four hits in three innings of work. Kelly Weaver tossed four innings and gave up two runs on seven hits to earn a no decision.

In game one, Karlie Love hit a two-run game-winning single off JU starter and eventual losing pitcher Katie Buell to give the Camels a 4-3 victory.

The Camels trailed 3-2 in the seventh inning when they picked up two consecutive one-out walks. After a fly out, Love drove a single to the left field gap, which plated the winning runs for the Camels.

Buell (2-2) allowed four runs on eight hits in the loss.

The Camels lead initially, after getting an RBI single from Krysten Vlacancich in the first inning to gain the 1-0 advantage

Yourous tied the game for the Dolphins by hitting run-scoring single in the third inning. Freshman Beth Glasscock followed a batter later with a two RBI single to give the Dolphins a 3-1 lead.

Camels' pinch-hitter Bailey Garner had an infield single in the fourth inning to score Hilary Wheatley and cut the Dolphins lead to 3-2.

Yourous tried to give the Dolphins an insurance run in the seventh inning with single, but sophomore Jillian Mirante was gunned down advancing to the plate by the right fielder.

Yourous finished the game with three hits to lead the Dolphins, while Mirante added two hits.

Camels starter Lauren Caveiness (15-12) earned the win after allowing three runs on eight hits and recorded two strikeouts in seven innings.

The Dolphins travel on Wednesday for the first-ever meeting with cross town rival North Florida in a crucial A-Sun doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. The Dolphins and Ospreys are also playing in the final games for the inaugural SunTrust River City Rumble Old Wooden Barrel. With a victory, the Dolphins can help JU win the barrel in the first year of the competition between the two schools.