TSU softball splits with A-Sun foe Stetson

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 14, 2002

From Special Reports – After dropping its first game, the Troy State softball team bounced back to split its Atlantic Sun Conference doubleheader with Stetson on Saturday afternoon.

"It was a good split for us," said Troy State head coach Melanie Davis.

"We fell behind early in the first game and couldn’t rally, but to come back and win the second game gives our team some momentum for the stretch run."

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Stetson (41-7, 8-2 A-Sun) won the first game 3-0.

The Hatters opened the game with four straight hits and scored all three runs in the first inning, with Emily Harris and Allison Parker both driving in runs.

Melanie McElhaney picked up the win to raise her record to 20-3.

She scattered two hits over seven innings while striking out three.

Kim Unkenholz got the loss for Troy State to fall to 8-4.

Unkenholz allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits while striking out four and walking two.

The Lady Trojans (35-15, 5-5 A-Sun) took game two, 1-0.

Jenny Boyd’s RBI single in the fifth drove home Kami Marrott to give the Lady Trojans all the offense they would need.

Freshman Ashley Floyd picked up the win for Troy State to improve to 10-4 on the year.

She allowed two hits while striking out two and walking two for her fourth shutout of the year.

The Lady Trojans hit the road on Tuesday with a doubleheader in Macon, Ga., as they take on A-Sun rival Mercer.