TSU softball shuts down FAMU at complex

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 6, 2002

The Troy State softball team dedicated the brand new Lady Trojan Softball Complex in style, sweeping a doubleheader from Florida A&M on Tuesday afternoon.

Troy State held dedication ceremonies before the game, with the Lady Trojans responding with a 3-0 win in the first game, followed by a 7-0 win in the second game.

Tamra Howren stole the show, hitting her fourth home run of the year, and the first at the Lady Trojan Softball Complex, to cap the first game.

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In the second game, Howren went 3-for-4 while driving in two runs.

"Tamra has been hitting the ball really well for us," said Troy State head coach Melanie Davis.

"She has been on a tear and has a chance to break a lot of our records that have been standing for a long time."

TSU (18-5) went ahead 1-0 in the third inning of the first game as Peggy Swift’s single up the middle drove home Sammi Wilkes.

In the fifth inning, the Lady Trojans were running wild on the bases.

Swift stole second and the throw to get her out sailed into center field, allowing Lori Westberg to walk home to extend TSU’s lead to 2-0.

Howren finished the scoring in the sixth with her fourth homer of the year, a shot to left center, to give TSU a 3-0 win.

Cassie Wilkenson picked up the win, scattering four hits over five innings to raise her record to 7-1.

Christi Curran did not allow a baserunner in her two innings of relief for her third save of the year.

Game two saw the Lady Trojans pound out eight hits and scoring seven runs in the 7-0 win.

Howren opened the scoring in the third inning, singling home Mindy Porep, who led off with a single, to put TSU on top 1-0.

Wilkes roped a double to right center field, driving home Molly Homer and Kami Marrott to put the Lady Trojans on top 3-0 in the fourth.

Wilkes would score on a passed ball and Porep would drive home another on a sacrifice fly as Swift scored from third, giving TSU a 5-0 lead.

The Lady Trojans added a run in the fifth and sixth innings to finish on top, 7-0.

Marrott scored on a wild pitch in the sixth and Howren’s double to right field drove home Porep for the run in the seventh.

Kim Unkenholz evened her record at 2-2 with the win.

Unkenholz gave up three hits in five innings while striking out seven.

The Lady Trojans are back in action again on Wednesday as they travel to face SEC-rival Auburn in a single game.

First pitch is set for 5 p.m.