March 6, 2013
Walsh (OH) Box Score
Rockhurst Box Score
KISSIMMEE, FL – The Fayetteville State softball team wrapped up competition on day four of the Rebel Spring Games with defeats against the Walsh (OH) Cavaliers and Rockhurst Hawks on Tuesday at the Osceola County Sports Complex. The Lady Broncos opened the day with an 8-0 loss in five innings against Walsh (OH) and were edged in game two by Rockhurst 2-1. Daniqua Taylor (Jr., Currie, NC) led FSU with three hits in the two contests.
Fayetteville State (1-15) was held to five hits in game one against the Cavaliers. Five different players tallied one hit each as Walsh (OH) pitcher Casi Rohr pitched all five innings while allowing one walk and six strikeouts. Marley Stubblefield (Fr., Huntland, TN) took the loss giving up eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits, two walks and three strikeouts in 4.2 innings of work.
The Cavaliers possessed a 2-0 lead after four innings as they scored one run each in the second and fourth innings; and broke the game open with six runs in the fifth. Eryn Simon drove in three runs for Walsh (OH) while Rohr added two hits at the plate.
The Lady Broncos, led by starting pitcher, Kristen Bell (Fr., Hubert, NC), kept Rockhurst off the scoreboard for the first six innings of game two. FSU struck first with a single run in the fifth inning as Taylor scored on a Lashanda Washington (Jr., Hope Mills, NC) RBI single with one out. The Hawks answered back to take a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh when Sadie Applegate drove home two with her single to center field. That would prove to be the game-winner for Rockhurst.
Bell allowed just the two runs (none earned) over seven innings of work while surrendering five hits, no walks and striking out five. Demi Plathe earned the win in relief tossing two scoreless innings giving up no hits, one walk and one strikeout.
Freeman and Taylor recorded two hits each for Fayetteville State. Applegate and Plathe led the Hawks with two hits apiece.
The Lady Broncos will conclude their play in the Rebel Spring Games on Wednesday afternoon against Saginaw Valley State and Northern State. FSU is scheduled to face Saginaw Valley State at 1 p.m. and Northern State at 3 p.m.