TSU softball team sweeps Florida Aamp;M

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 13, 2002

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With a strong offensive attack and stellar pitching performances, the Troy State softball team swept a doubleheader from Florida A&M at the Rattler Softball Complex on Tuesday afternoon.

"We did a solid job on offense today," said Troy State head coach Melanie Davis. "We got some solid outings out of our pitchers today, with Christi (Curran) not allowing a hit. We did a good job of getting out bunts down and did the little things that we need to do to win."

The Lady Trojans (3-1) took game one, 5-0, behind four hitless innings of relief from Christi Curran. Curran combined with Kim Unkenholz for the shutout, as they allowed just one hit over seven innings.

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Troy State took game two, 7-1. The Lady Trojans racked up 10 hits, including a two-run home run by Tamra Howren and a three-run home run by Molly Homer.

Cassie Wilkenson picked up her second win of the year, allowing one unearned run on two hits, while walking one and striking out two. She has yet to allow an earned run in 14 innings pitched this season.

The Lady Trojans jumped out early in game one, taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Katrina Jackson led off the inning with a bunt single, and scored on Peggy Swift’s ground ball up the middle to put TSU on top.

Troy State struck for a run in both the third and fifth innings. Mindy Porep scored on a error as Jerika Mobley couldn’t handle Molly Homer’s ground ball to put the Lady Trojans on top, 2-0, after the third. Christi Curran gave TSU a 3-0 lead on an RBI double to the left field wall, driving home Swift.

The Lady Trojans are in action again on Wednesday as they play host to Alabama State in a single game. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.