Bucs Softball Sweeps West Florida

Bucs Softball Sweeps West Florida
Jessica Tabor delivered in a big way as the Buccaneers swept West Florida Sunday. Photo by Joel Auerbach

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Talk about late-game dramatics.

Barry University's softball team swept a doubleheader at West Florida Sunday, winning 5-4 and 4-2. The Buccaneers delivered in the seventh inning of both games.

The Buccaneers (3-1) scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh in Game 1 to win the opener. Sarah Broeseker singled to open the inning. Grace Collins had a bunt single, moving Broeseker to third. Collins stoled second and scored the gamewinning run when Jessica Tabor ripped a one-out, two-run double to center.

Tabor went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI. She had an RBI single up the middle in the first as Barry responded from West Florida's two-run lead to open the game in the top half of the first.

Pitcher Brianna Smith had a sacrifice fly to center in the third as Barry cut West Florida's lead to 4-3.

Broeseker and Collins each went 2 for 4, and Julie Brito was 1 for 3 in a game the Buccaneers collected 10 hits. West Florida's Emma Johansen went 3 for 4, and Amber Ingram drove in two runs with a triple.

Smith (2-0) went the distance, allowing three earned runs on six hits and no walks. She struck out three and hit one batter. West Florida's Sarah Scott (1-1) took the loss.

Barry scored all four runs in the second game on six hits and an error in the top half of the last inning. Pinch hitter Paula Mackin belted an RBI double to center to drive in the Bucs' first run. Natalia Ojeda singled in a run to knot the game at 2-2. Collins and Tabor each followed with RBI singles, and Alexis Yohe and Smith closed the door in the bottom half of the inning.

Tabor went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Ojeda was 1 for 3, and Collins 1 for 4.

Yohe worked 6 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits, two runs and two walks, and struck out five. Smith picked up her first save of the season after recording the final out.

West Florida's Danielle Kildow and Kasie Buckley each had two hits.

Barry will open play in the Eckerd College Invitational Friday in Clearwater, Fla.