Softball Splits Doubleheader With Moccasins

Natalie Heeley's two-run single in the third provedto the game-winner in game two. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers split a Sunshine State Conference softball doubleheader with the Florida Southern Moccasins, dropping the first game 5-0, but bouncing back to the final game 6-1.
 
In the nightcap, the Bucs fell behind 1-0, but took the lead for good in the third inning. Brittany Minton (12-6) loaded the bases with no outs then nicked Amanda Goelz to tie the ball game. Natalie Heeley followed with a two-run single and the Bucs (23-12, 8-4 SSC) never trailed.
 
The Bucs added a run in the fifth on an RBI double by Jessica Tabor and scored twice in the sixth on an error and a sacrifice fly by Goelz to make a winner of Brianna Smith (8-5). Smith went the distance, allowing a run on six hits and two walks, while striking out nine.
 
Minton took the loss for FSC (33-11, 11-4 SSC), allowing three runs on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
 
In the opener, Christine Clark (10-3) shut out the Bucs on five hits and a walk and struck out five. Smith took the loss for Barry.
 
The Bucs play host to the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish on Tuesday, Apr. 7 in a doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm.
 
(04/04/09 at Miami Shores, FL)
(Game 1)
Florida Southern 5, Barry 0
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Florida Southern.... 300 002 0 -  5  6  1      (33-10, 11-3 SSC)
Barry......................... 000 000 0 -  0  5  1      (22-12, 7-4 SSC)
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Pitchers: Florida Southern - Christine Clark and Heather Raulerson. Barry - Brianna Smith; Amber Jack(1) and Brittany Anderson.
Win-Christine Clark(10-3)  Loss-Brianna Smith(7-5)  T-1:51 
Weather: Wondrous
Smith faced 3 batters in the 1st.
 
 (Game 2)
Barry 6, Florida Southern 1
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Florida Southern.... 100 000 0 -  1  6  5      (33-11, 11-4 SSC)
Barry......................... 003 012 x -  6  7  1      (23-12, 8-4 SSC)
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Pitchers: Florida Southern - Brittany Minton; Christine Clark(3) and Heather Raulerson. Barry - Brianna Smith and Brittany Anderson.
Win-Brianna Smith(8-5)  Loss-Brittany Minton(12-6)  T-2:01  A-211
Weather: dismal
Minton faced 5 batters in the 3rd.

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