Softball Splits With #20 Lions

Softball Splits With #20 Lions
Britney Pugh tossed a six-hit shutout in the night cap. Photo by Andy Meng.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers split a non-conference softball doubleheader with the 20th-ranked Molloy Lions on Tuesday night at Buccaneer Field, dropping the first game 3-0, but rebounding to take the nightcap 2-0.

In the nightcap, Britney Pugh (3-2) tossed a six-hit shutout, walking one and striking out three. The Bucs (16-10) scored single runs in the second and third innings off Lions starter Kelly Jansen. In the second, Kelly Martinez singled and stole second. She scored on a double by Alexis Kent. In the third, Ashley Fernandez knocked in Julie Brito with a single up the middle.

Jansen (5-3) took the loss. She allowed two runs on six hits and five walks and struck out three.

In the opening game, the Lions (12-4) got on the board in the first inning. Jeana Frey walked and scored on a ground out. That would be all the offense Megan Butterworth (6-1) would need as she shutout the Bucs on four hits. She walked three and struck out four.

After giving up the first-inning run, Barry starter Alexis Yohe (7-5) set down 16 of the next 17 batters, including the side in order in the second to fifth innings. But she got in trouble in the sixth. After a leadoff bunt single by Milan Botte, Yohe retired the next two hitters. But Dayna White lined a 1-1 pitch over the leftfield wall to make it 3-0. Yohe went the distance, walked two and struck out seven.

The Bucs open a Sunshine State Conference series on Friday, Mar. 15 at 6:00 pm against Nova Southeastern. The series concludes with a doubleheader on Saturday at noon.

(03/12/13 at Miami Shores, FL)

#20 Molloy 3, Barry 0 (Game 1)

Molloy.............. 100 000 2 -  3  4  0      (12-3)
Barry............ ... 000 000 0 -  0  4  0      (15-10)

Pitchers: Molloy - Megan Butterworth and Milan Botte. Barry - Alexis Yohe and Kayla Monroy.
Win-Megan Butterworth(6-1)  Loss-Alexis Yohe(7-5)  T-1:23 
HR MC - Dayna White (1).
Weather: ominous

Barry 2, #20 Molloy 0 (Game 2)

Molloy.............. 000 000 0 -  0  6  1      (12-4)
Barry................ 011 000 X -  2  6  0      (16-10)

Pitchers: Molloy - Kelley Jansen and Milan Botte. Barry - Britney Pugh and Kayla Monroy.
Win-Britney Pugh(3-2)  Loss-Kelley Jansen(5-3)  T-1:43  A-68