Lady Crusaders fall at Carson Newman
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Lady Crusaders fall at Carson Newman

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The Carson-Newman pitching staff scattered four hits over two games as the Lady Eagles swept North Greenville 4-0 and 11-0 on a cold Tuesday afternoon at the C-N Softball Complex.

Game 1

Starter Zoe Heim (WP, 5-2) worked six shutout innings and took advantage of three North Greenville errors to grab the first game 4-0.

Heim struck out nine and allowed only three hits in picking up her fifth win. She did not allow a North Greenville runner to reach second base.

Carson-Newman struck first in the bottom of the second. The Lady Eagles loaded the bases, led by Stephanie Templeton's single. She would score on a wild pitch by Crusaders starter Kristin Smith, to give C-N a 1-0 lead.

Carson-Newman added to its' lead in the fourth, scoring a pair of two-out runs. Templeton doubled off the top of the fence in centerfield. Whitney Kee followed with an RBI-triple to right to score Templeton. Kee later scored on an infield single by shortstop Jessie Howard to make it 3-0.

The Lady Eagles added a run in the fifth inning. Mandy Stevens' line-drive double to centerfield scored Amber Palmer and pushed the C-N lead to 4-0.

Game 2

Carson-Newman (9-3) scored five runs in the second and fourth innings to beat North Greenville 11-0 in five innings in Game 2.

Templeton (WP, 4-1) worked four innings of one-hit ball to pick up her fourth win. She faced only 14 batters over four innings, striking out seven.

Four Lady Eagles finished with two hits in the win. Freshman Jesse Kuhlman went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and two RBIs.

Senior Whitney Hickam went 1-for-2 with a double, but scored three times.

Junior Elisha Collins started the offense second-inning, drilling a line-drive off the centerfield fence. Kuhlman, Howard, and sophomore Brianne Coon followed with consecutive hits to give Templeton all the support she would need.

Freshman Brittany Linton worked a perfect fifth inning to seal the win.

North Greenville returns to action Thursday afternoon at home versus Mars Hill College. The first pitch is set to be thrown out at 2:00 p.m.