Softball Rolls Over Gators to Reach Semifinals

Softball Rolls Over Gators to Reach Semifinals
Megan Young belted a pair of RBI doubles to lead the Bucs past the Coyotes and into the Gold Bracket. Photo by JC Ridley.
PHOENIX, Ariz.—The Barry Buccaneer rolled the San Francisco State Gators 8-0 in the quarterfinals of the Gold Bracket at the 2008 Shutt Sports/NCAA Division II Lead Off Classic at Rose Mofford Park on Friday night.

The Bucs struck early and often to end the game by run rule after five innings. Amanda Goelz got the Bucs (7-2) on the board in the first inning. With Ashley Likens and Megan Young aboard with two outs in the first, Goelz drilled a pitch from Kendra Wood (0-1) deep into the right centerfield gap, scoring both runners.

After Cristina DeTagle squeezed in Holli Davis in the second inning to make it 3-0, the Bucs exploded for four unearned runs in the fourth, aided by a pair of Gator (5-8) errors. Shyla Rider had an RBI single, Likens added a sacrifice fly and Young capped the inning with a run scoring double.

In the fifth, the Bucs loaded the bases with no one out and Brittany Anderson responded with a single to Sara Hipson who had doubled to lead off the frame.

Amber Jack (4-0) picked up her second win of the day, going all five scoreless innings and holding the Gators to just two hits. She induced nine groundball outs and struck out four without walking a batter. Wood took the loss for the Gators working a complete game and allowing eight runs (three earned) on 10 hits and two walks.

The Bucs will face the Lumberjacks of Humboldt State in the semifinals on Saturday at 9:00 am.
Softball Rallies Past Coyotes to Advance to Gold Bracket

(02/15/2008 at Phoenix, Ariz.)
Barry 8, San Francisco State 0
San Francisco State. 000 00 - 0 2 3 (5-8)
Barry...................... 210 41 - 8 10 0 (7-2)
Pitchers: San Francisco State - WOOD, Kendra. Barry - Amber Jack.
Win-Amber Jack(4-0) Loss-WOOD, Kendra(0-1) T-1:19 A-71
Weather: dank
WOOD, Ken. faced 4 batters in the 5th.

PHOENIX, Ariz.—The Barry Buccaneers rallied to beat the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 7-3 to win their pool at the Shutt Sports/NCAA Division  II Leadoff Classic at Rose Mofford Park on Friday.
Sara Hipson stroked a two-run single to break a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning as the Bucs (6-2) posted a six-run frame en route to the win.
Megan Young had a pair of RBI doubles, while Brittany Anderson went three-for-three for the Bucs.
The Coyote built a 2-0 lead in the first two innings, scoring twice off Buccaneer errors. Nicole Camarena added a solo homer in the sixth to make the final margin.
Amber Jack (3-0) tossed a complete game to earn the win. She allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and struck out four. Tawni Baker took the loss for the Coyotes, allowing five runs on five hits and walk in 3.1 innings. She also struck out three.
The Bucs advanced to the Gold Bracket as the second seed and will face the winner of San Francisco State and Minnesota State-Mankato in the quarter finals on Friday night.
(02/15/2008 at Phoenix, Ariz.)
Barry 7, Cal State San Bernardino 3
Cal State SB........ 110 001 0 -  3  5  1      (5-8-1)
Barry...................... 000 610 X -  7 10  3      (6-2)
Pitchers: Cal State SB - BAKER, Tawni; SHISLER, Debbie(4). Barry - Amber Jack.
Win-Amber Jack(3-0)  Loss-BAKER, Tawni  T-1:42  A-63
Weather: lamentable