Softball Splits With Knights

Amber Durkin had three hits and two RBI to lead the offense in game one. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
DOCA RATON, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers split a Sunshine State Conference doubleheader with the Lynn Knights on Wednesday at the McCusker Sports Complex, winning game one 11-5, but dropping the second game 1-0 in six innings.
 
In the first game, the Bucs (27-16, 11-7 SSC) battered two Knight pitchers for 11 runs and 18 hits, both season highs. Amber Durkin, Brittany Anderson and Shyla Rider all had three hits and drove in two runs.
 
Brianna Smith (9-7) got the win for the Bucs. She completed the game, despite allowing 15 base runners on eight hits and seven walks. She struck out six.
 
Marianne Johnson (3-8) took the loss for the Knights (15-25, 1-15 SSC). She allowed four runs on six hits and two walks in 2.2 innings.
 
In the nightcap, Nikki Pallister belted a solo homer in the fourth inning for the only run of the game as the Knights won 1-0.
 
Amber Jack (18-9) took the loss for the Bucs, giving up seven hits and two walks in five innings of work. The game was called after the top of the sixth due to darkness.
 
Amber Navnar (5-8) tossed the six-inning shutout. She gave up four hits and struck out three.
 
The Bucs travel to Tampa, Fla., to face the Tampa Spartans on Saturday and Sunday, before closing the season with five games at home.
 
(04/14/09 at Boca Raton, FL)
(Game 1)
Barry 11, Lynn 5
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Barry............... 022 123 1 - 11 18  0      (27-15, 11-6 SSC)
Lynn................ 210 000 2 -  5  8  2      (14-25, 0-15 SSC)
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Pitchers: Barry - Brianna Smith and Brittany Anderson. Lynn - Marianne Johnson;
Cristie Kaufman(3) and Kathleen Smith.
Win-Brianna Smith(9-7)  Loss-Marianne Johnson(3-8)  T-2:57  A-57
HR LUS - Rachael Larkins (3); Nikki Pallister (2).
Weather: impending
 
 (Game 2)
Lynn 1, Barry 0
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Barry............... 000 000  -  0  4  0      (27-16, 11-7 SSC)
 Lynn................ 000 10X  -  1  7  1      (15-25, 1-15 SSC)
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Pitchers: Barry - Amber Jack and Brittany Anderson. Lynn - Amber Havnar and Kathleen Smith.
Win-Amber Havnar(5-8)  Loss-Amber Jack(18-9)  T-1:17
HR LUS - Nikki Pallister (3).
Weather: adumbrate
 

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