Blue Raiders sweep Trevecca to end fall season

Squeeze play in international tie-breaker wins Game 2, 4-3

October 20, 2012 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Blue Raiders' softball team closed out its fall season at 5-3 after sweeping Trevecca Nazarene, 3-1 and 4-3, on Saturday.

Jordan Fisherback (1-2) threw 7.0 innings in Game 1, striking out five and allowing just one run. Middle Tennessee jumped on the board in the second inning after Nina Dever walked to lead off the inning , moved to second on Kristi Marquez's sacrifice bunt and later scoring when Chelsea Good singled up the middle.

After Trevecca tied the game in the fourth , Laura Dukes was hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom half of the fourth and moved to second on Dever's single. Taylor Lee pinch ran for Dukes in the inning and scored on Good's sacrifice bunt.

The final MT run came on a solo home run by Dever, who was 2 for 2 with one RBI. Good finished 1 for 2 with one RBI.

In Game 2, MT took an early 2-0 lead in the first after Kayla Toney started the game with a four-pitch walk. Toney later scored when Dever drove a single up the middle and Trevecca's Brianna Zeis overthrew Mackenzie Leding at third base.

Dever scored later in the inning on Tessa Bond's fly out to left field.

Toney stretched the lead to three when she blasted a home run over the left field fence. Trevecca used a solo home run in the fourth and a two-run shot in the fifth to tie the game, forcing an international tie-breaker in extra innings.

After Trevecca loaded the bases with no outs in their half, pitcher Caitlin McClure got a popout and a double play to end the inning.

MT's Katie Brown was the runner at second base to start the tiebreaker and Nina Davenport grounded out to move Brown to third.

With Kayla Toney at the plate, MT used a squeeze play to win the game, 4-3.

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