Lady Statesmen drop two to Spring Hill
Special to The Star
April 10, 2001
CLEVELAND The Delta State University softball team (22-22) dropped a double-header to Spring Hill (24-14) on Monday. The Badgers defeated DSU 4-0 in the opener, and took the nightcap 8-3.
In the opener, Spring Hill used a three-hit performance from Amber Ericson to pick up the shutout win. The Badgers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning when Allison Sellers and Susan Rash led off the inning with singles. Sellers scored the first run for Spring Hill on an error, and the Badgers added a pair of runs on RBI groundouts.
For DSU, Casey Bourgoyne, Leslie Pourciau, and Christy Patterson each went one-for-three.
In the nightcap, Delta State jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first when Bourgoyne crushed double to right field scoring Meggan Lee, Angela Armstrong, and Teresa Anderson.
Spring Hill scored twice in the fifth inning to narrow the margin to 3-2, and capitalized on three DSU errors in the sixth to take a 7-3 lead.
Bourgoyne led Delta State offensively, with a two-for-four effort with two doubles and three RBI. Lee and Armstrong each had a base hit, and scored.
The Lady Statesmen will return to action on Friday when they travel to Memphis, to play Christian Brothers in a critical conference double-header. Delta State is currently 8-2 in the Western Division, and trails first place Arkansas-Monticello (25-7, 7-1) by one game.