Softball Sweeps Sailfish In Regional Tilt

Softball Sweeps Sailfish In Regional Tilt
Alyssa Goldsmith doubled twice and drove in four in the doubleheader sweep. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers scored a doubleheader sweep of the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish in softball action at Buccaneer Field on Tuesday night, winning game one 6-0 and game two 5-3.
In the first game, Alyssa Goldsmith got the Bucs (23-6) on the board in the third inning with a two-run double and Brooke Asher followed one hit later with a two-run homer, her fourth of the year. Cassy Zamora capped the scoring in the fourth inning by stealing home on a busted squeeze play.
Brianna Smith (11-4) tossed a four-hit shutout, walking three and striking out 11. Chris Donovan (9-4) was tagged with the loss for PBA (16-10), giving up six runs (one earned) on nine hits and a walk, while striking out two.
The nightcap was a see-saw affair. The Bucs tallied twice in the first inning. Sarah Broeseker led off with a walk and three straight singles by Grace Collins, Goldsmith and Jessica Tabor brought one run across. After two outs,Paula Mackin was hit by a pitch to score Goldsmith.
The Sailfish struck back in the top of the second. Erica Walters doubled and Karli Newton smashed a homer to center.
After Goldsmith picked up a RBI with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth, PBA knotted it up at 3-3 on two walks and two errors in the fifth.
The Bucs finally took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth. Mackin led off with a single and pinch-runner Stephany Soto moved to second one out later on a walk to Natalia Ojeda. Broeseker singled up the middle to drive in Soto and Ojeda came home on a single by Goldsmith.
Mackin (8-2) worked through the complete game to get the win. She allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks and struck out five. Lauren Bubeck (6-5) took the loss. She allowed 10 hits, three walks and struck out two in the complete game.
The Bucs host the Florida Southern Lady Mocs this weekend as they look to extend their Sunshine State Conference streak. The teams play a single game on Friday at 7:00 pm and finish up with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1:00 pm.
(03/22/11 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
(Game 1)
Barry 6, Palm Beach Atlantic 0
Palm Beach Atlantic. 000 000 0 -  0  4  2      (16-9)
Barry............................ 005 100 X -  6  9  1      (22-6)
Pitchers: Palm Beach Atlantic - Chris Donovan and Erica Walters. Barry - Brianna Smith and
Emma Dunlap.
Win-Brianna Smith(11-4)  Loss-Chris Donovan(9-4)  T-1:42 
HR BU - Brooke Asher (4).
(Game 2)
Barry 5, Palm Beach Atlantic 3
Palm Beach Atlantic. 020 010 0 -  3  7  2      (16-9)
Barry............................ 200 120 X -  5 10  3      (23-6)
Pitchers: Palm Beach Atlantic - Lauren Bubeck and Erica Walters. Barry - Paula Mackin and
Kayla Monroy.
Win-Paula Mackin(8-2)  Loss-Lauren Bubeck(6-5)  T-1:42  A-168
HR PBA - Karli Newton (1).
Weather: radiant