Sixth-Ranked Bucs Split Softball Doubleheader With Tars

WINTER PARK, Fla.—The sixth-ranked Barry Buccaneers split a Sunshine State Conference softball doubleheader with the 17th-ranked Rollins Tars on Thursday, dropping game one 3-0, but bouncing back to take the nightcap 3-2.

Alexis Yohe (13-3) tossed a complete-game, holding the hot-hitting Tars, who lead the league in batting, to just three hits. She did not issue a walk and struck out seven.

Brianna Smith accounted for the runs for the Bucs. She smacked her third homer of the season, a two-run shot, in the fourth inning. She led off the sixth with a single and Cassy Zamora, who came in to run for her, scored on a squeeze bunt by Kelly Martinez.

Amie McIntyre (9-4) took the loss. She allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk, while striking out six.

The Tars won game one 3-0 as Monica Meadows homered in the third and McIntyre delivered a two-run single in the fourth and Hope Bitzer (16-3) scattered five hits, three walks and two hit batters to post the shutout.

Smith (18-5) took the loss in game one. She allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks and struck out four. In Smith’s five losses this season, the Bucs have scored a total of two runs.

The rubber game is set for noon on Friday.

(04/05/12 at Winter Park, FL)
Rollins 3, Barry 0 (Game 1)
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Barry............... 000 000 0 -  0  5  2      (33-8, 12-4 SSC)
Rollins............. 001 200 X -  3  7  0      (30-6, 11-2 SSC)
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Pitchers: Barry - Brianna Smith and Kayla Monroy. Rollins - Hope Bitzer and Veronica Alred.
Win-Hope Bitzer(16-3)  Loss-Brianna Smith(18-4)  T-1:29  A-68
HR RC - Monica Meadows (5).
Weather: Dandy

Barry 3, Rollins 2 (Game 2)
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Barry............... 000 201 0 -  3  4  0      (34-8, 13-3 SSC)
Rollins............. 000 100 1 -  2  3  3      (30-7, 11-3 SSC)
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Pitchers: Barry - Alexis Yohe and Kayla Monroy. Rollins - Amye McIntyre and Veronica Alred.
Win-Alexis Yohe(13-3)  Loss-Amye McIntyre(9-4)  T-1:26  A-0
HR BU - Brianna Smith (3).
HR RC - Krista Rodden (2).
Weather: dismal