Softball splits FAU doubleheader

Woodruff hits two home runs on the day

March 29, 2011 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee softball team earned their 10th win of the season before tallying their 20th loss of the year in a Tuesday doubleheader split with FAU at Blue Raider Field. MT moves to 4-7 in Sun Belt play.

In the first game, the Blue Raiders were dominant in all facets of the game, shutting out the Owls in a convincing 4-0 decision. Great pitching and power at the plate were the keys to victory.

Freshman pitcher Jordyn Fisherback threw the best game of her career in a complete-game shutout. It was the first time since coming to Murfreesboro, she has gone the distance without giving up a run. In her sixth win on the season, Greenville, Ohio native allowed just four hits, while striking out five batters and walking one. The Owls had just six base-runners in the game.

At the plate, Kelsey Woodruff, Corrie Abel and Kaycee Popham all had solo-home runs in game. Abel's long bomb gave her a team leading 22 RBIs on the year. Nina Davenport went to two-for-two with an RBI.

After a one hour rain delay, a soggy MT squad was not able to find its first game rhythm and subsequently fell 6-3.

Woodruff continued to terrorize FAU pitchers, when she took a 0-2 pitch over the right field fence for her third home run in just eight career at bats.

Fielding errors were the deciding factor in the loss. In multiple situations, errors extended innings and helped bring down the Blue Raiders.

In the game, Natalie Ysais hit her second double of the day.

"The hitting was their for us today," head coach Sue Nevar said. "We have to eliminate errors if we want to take tomorrow's game."

Wednesday's series finale with FAU will begin at 1 p.m. Live audio and stats along with post-game coverage will be available on GoBlueRaiders.com and Twitter.com/MT_Softball.

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