Lady Trojans drop two games at Florida State Softball Classic

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 20, 2001

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In the midst of a rainstorm, the Troy State softball team dropped two games in the final day of the 2001 Tallahassee Democrat/Florida State Softball Classic, Saturday.

In the first day of action on Friday, Troy State dropped two one-run decisions to Maryland and UMass, both of which appeared in the NCAA Regionals last season.

The Lady Trojans first game on Saturday pitted TSU against 21st ranked Michigan. The Wolverines drew first blood scoring a run in the fourth. Marissa Young singled to left field, but the ball was misplayed by Peggy Swift, allowing Lisa Mack to score from second.

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The Wolverines would score again in the fifth. Stefanie Volpe was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded forcing in Melissa Taylor, and giving Michigan a 2-0 lead.

Michigan’s Marie Barda had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning until Kami Marrott launched a home run over the fence in right-center, cutting the lead to just one, 2-1.

Patti Barnett was next up for Troy State, and was plunked on the leg. Barnett made it to second base, but was left stranded, as Michigan held on for a 2-1 win. Kim Unkenholz was saddled with loss, dropping her record to 10-3 on the season. She gave up seven hits in seven innings, allowing two runs, none earned, while walking three.

The second game was played in the middle of a monsoon, as Troy State fell to 16th ranked Florida State, 11-0. The Seminoles jumped out early, scoring a run in the first and five in the second to take a 6-0 lead.

The Lady Trojans defense did them in, making six errors. Out of their 11 runs, only four were earned.

Cassie Wilkenson got the loss dropping her record to 8-5 on the year.

Troy State gets a week off until travelling to Atlanta, Geo., to participate in the Georgia Tech Buzz Classic on Friday.