Jags Softball Go 5-0 Over Weekend To Sweep Mardi Gras Invitational

February 18, 2013 · By · Filed Under Softball 

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The Jaguar Softball team completed a big weekend in the Mardi Gras Invitational hosted by South Alabama over the weekend. They won all five games over the weekend.

They opened on Friday when they hosted Central Arkansas and defeated them 11-2 in six innings in their second run-rule victory of the week. Seven Jaguars had hits in the game with Hannah Campbell retiring 13 straight Central Arkansas batters.

Then they came back for two games on Saturday. The first against Ole Miss which the Jags won 4-2. The Jags would strike first with two runs in the second inning, then again in the fourth inning to take a 4-0 lead into the top of the fifth. The Rebels would manage to get onto the board with two runs of their own in the top of the fifth, but would not be able to get any more runs across the plate.

Blair Johnson would double to right center to drive in the Jaguars first two runs. Then Julie Moss would hit a solo home run over the center field wall for the first run in the fourth inning, then freshman Sephanie Pilkington would also hit a solo home run for their fourth run of the game.

The Lady Jaguars then turned around and played Lamar later in the day to an 8-0 win in five innings for their third run-rule victory of the season.

Jessica Dobson and Kaleigh Floore would combine to hold the Cardinals scoreless with only two hits and no walks. While the Jags would score in each of the five innings of play in the game.

On Sunday, The Jags would defeat Central Arkansas again in a 7-4 game. THey would score four runs in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie and take a 6-2 lead. Britany Campbell would score the final run of the game for the Jags on an inside-the-park home run for a 7-3 lead.

In the final game of the tournament, the Jaguars would defeat Jackson State 10-2 in five innings for their fourth run-rule game of the season.

Jessica Dobson would pitch four innings of hitless ball while her teammates would build up a 3-0 lead. JSU would finally get on the board with two runs in the fifth. Two runners would get on base with walks and would then be advanced a base by a sacrifice bunt. Both scored on a single to center.

The Jags would answer with seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to trigger the run-rule.

The Jags finished a perfect 5-0 on the weekend and improved their record to 8-1 early this season. It’s the best start for the program since it’s inception in 2007.

Hannah Campbell was named the tournament MVP with a tournament record of 1-0 and ERA of 2.03 while striking out eight batters and only allowing eight hits in 10.1 innings pitched.

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