After that, Shannon Rhodes tacked on one more with a sac groundout that saw Reagan Hathaway trot in to score. The solo home run over the scoreboard made it 2-1. Flowers trying to steal second base. It was a lot of fun. In the bottom of the fifth, Taryn Antoine singled to right field and Amanda Sanchez reached on a walk, but the inning ended with a foul out to the catcher by Sunseri.
The batter advanced to third on a throwing error by Serrett. Would have thought it would have been somewhat even on both days. Sunseri gets the loss in the circle, bringing her to a 13-10 record. I am really proud of what we have in this program. DenHartog said she felt her team was seeing the ball well but just not squaring up pitches before Monday. Up Next The Tigers take on Minnesota Saturday at 5 p.
Ali Lindner flew out, Carlie Brandt singled and was forced out at second on a Makenna Partain fielders choice. Washington got ducks on the pond — or in this case, Huskies — early on and scored in the 1st inning. She allowed only three runs on seven hits, and finished with five strikeouts in the 6. The Gophers currently have a. They put up a three spot on the Horns in the fist thanks to two pivotal plays.
It seemed like everything was going their way. Another run was scored in the bottom of the 5th. Maribeth Gorsuch 13-3 got the pitching victory, her second of the regional, with relief help from Sunseri in the sixth. That changed, helping the offense give some much-deserved cushion for junior pitcher Amber Fiser. Minnesota added a walk and another hit to get two players on base for the third consecutive inning, but for the third consecutive inning they were left on base.
Elyse Thornhill doubled down the right field line and Amanda Sanchez singled to center field to score Thornhill. Host Minnesota needs one victory against the Drake-Georgia winner to advance and host the super regional. After four scoreless innings, the Gophers scored first in the top of the fifth off of a home run to left field to take a 1-0 lead. While they have only outscored their opponents by five runs in the first inning, they have outscored their opponents 61-19 in the 2nd, 74-25 in the third, 70-14 in the 4th, and 58-19 in the 5th. In 2014 Minnesota won a home regional before playing the 1 overall seed and being swept. It has always been that way. The four-run inning was enough for Minnesota to take the lead and keep themselves in that spot.
Wickersham appeared in two games last weekend out of the pen and on the season is 10-2 with a 2. She has a record of 13-3 with a 2. Aliyah Andrews led off by getting hit by a Fiser pitch. Maribeth Gorsuch was charged with the loss and ended the season with a record of 13-4. One additional reason for the Gophers success has been their record performance in the field. That total now places her in 5th place all time in a single season in program history. The Tigers fall to 43-18 on the year, while the Gophers improve to 45-12.
The Gophers answered in the bottom of the third inning when Houlihan ripped the first pitch she saw over the fence in left-center field to tie the game at one. Aubrey Leach had two hits for the Vols, and Jenna Holcomb had one. Zoch started the second game after winning the first one in relief. She is a major threat on the basepaths and is 46-49 on stolen base attempts this season. Instead of just holding the ball, Burns made a throw to first to try and retire Sanchez but the throw was offline and bounced away from Minnesota first baseman Hope Brandner allowing Andrews to score all the way from second base.
This one was thanks to the bat of Hannah Martinez. She finished with one strikeout in the 3. Minnesota would do all their damage with two outs as well. Two innings after that, Washington scored yet again. The Tigers have a record of 43-17 on the season.
This is the battle for the Mississippi River as the mighty waterway starts in Minnesota and ends in Louisiana. Amber Fiser was nearly unhittable for the Gophers. She ripped the ball off the base of the wall in center field for a double and then advanced to third base when the throw home to try and nab Partain at the plate went off target. Michaela Schlattman grounded out to third in the top of the sixth and Thornhill singled through the left side to get the Tiger bats started. Aliyah Andrews reached on a hit-by-pitch to start the inning, and then successfully stole second for the 47th time this season. Sunseri is also one of the Tigers best pitchers.