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  • Lady Shocks vs Bradley (Softball DH)

    Interesting goings on at Wilkins stadium in the 1st game of the Shocks conference opener with Bradley.

    After 5 innings Ashley Bright had shut-out the Braves on 2-hits. Unfortunately, Bradley's Ashley Birdsong had a no-hitter through five scoreless innings.

    Bradley squeezed out an unearned run on one-hit in the Top of the 6th to take a 1 - 0 lead.

    However, with one-out in the bottom of the 6th Kiersten Dixon beat out a bunt single, Katie McGreevey singled to right and Kara L'Hullier doubled down the left field line to score Dixon with the tieing run. Britnee Barnett then double to center plating McGreevey and L"Hullier for a 3-1 lead. After Verhulst flied out for the 2nd out, Heather Gerritse scored Barnett with a RBI single to left, follwed by an RBI double to right center by Jamie Hull for the 5th run of the inning.

    Shockers go from being no-hit to scoring 5 runs on 6 hits in the bottom of the sixth.

    Bright closed out the Braves in the Top of the 6th and the Lady Shocks grab a 5-1 win in their MVC opener.

    Ashley finished with a complete game 4-hitter and no earned runs.

    :clap: :goshocks: :clap:

  • #2
    Another note: Bradley's Ashley Birdsong was a pre-season All-Conference selection and she owns a 4-hit, 4-0 shut out over #5 ranked Northwestern a couple of weeks ago.

    A very gutsy comeback by the Lady Shocks to pull this game out agaisnt a very high quality pitcher.

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    • #3
      Freshman Brianna Smet gives up 6 runs in the top of the 1st to the Braves.

      Shockers continue to struggle to find consistently effective second line pitching behind Senior Ashley Bright.

      At least it's the top of the 1st, but 6 runs deficits are generally very tough to recover from in Softball.

      Coach Pooch may need to scour the JUCO ranks for another pitcher to go along with incoming freshman Kasha Kolb next year.

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      • #4
        Brianna Smet gave up another run in the top of the 4th to give Bradley a 7-0 lead.

        However, Shocks have scored 3 in tehe 4th and 2 in tehe 5th to at least get back into the game.

        Bradley brought in Ashley Birdsong in the 5th with t-outs and the tying runs in scoring position and was able to get Katie McGeeney for the 3rd out.

        Bradley 7 - Shockers 5 after 5.

        :goshocks:

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        • #5
          Shocks drop Game 2 by a 7-5 score.

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