USC Upstate Defeats Stephen F. Austin to Highlight Final Day of Purple & Gold Challenge

USC Upstate Defeats Stephen F. Austin to Highlight Final Day of Purple & Gold Challenge

Stephen F. Austin Box Score (.pdf)

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Baton Rouge, La. – The USC Upstate softball team concluded play at the Purple & Gold Challenge on Saturday splitting two games against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and Indiana Hoosiers at LSU's Tiger Park.

USC Upstate is now 13-3 on the season while Stephen F. Austin is 12-7 overall and Indiana 16-1.

The Spartans began the day by defeating Stephen F. Austin 3-0 before falling to Indiana 2-0.

GAME ONE – USC UPSTATE 3, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 0

Scoring Breakdown

  • Top 3rdBrittany Case gave USC Upstate a 2-0 lead with two outs on her two-RBI single down the left field line. Savannah Grigsby and Makenna Helton both scored on the base hit. Grigsby was pinch-running for Kayla Hussey, who led off the inning with a single, while Helton followed with a walk.
  • Top 7thElisa Cecchetti extended the Spartans lead to 3-0 on her leadoff home run down the left field line. It was the first home run of the season for Cecchetti.

Notables

  • Christina Biggerstaff (8-0) went the distance for USC Upstate pitching seven scoreless innings and allowed four hits on no walks to go with eight strikeouts.
  • Kassidy Wilbur (7-5) took the loss allowing three runs on four hits, one walk and six strikeouts in seven innings of work.
  • Case, Cecchetti, Hussey and Sarah Price all had one hit apiece for the Spartans.
  • Case recorded a game-high two RBI while Cecchetti added one.
  • Madison Clements led Stephen F. Austin offensively going 2-for-3 at the plate.

GAME TWO - #15 INDIANA 2, USC UPSTATE 0

Scoring Breakdown

  • Top 3rd – Grayson Radcliffe gave the Hoosiers a 1-0 lead with two outs on an RBI double to right field.
  • Top 6th – Camryn Woodall extended Indiana's lead to 2-0 with her two-out RBI sacrifice fly to center field.

Notables

  • Tara Trainer (11-1) earned the win pitching a complete game and did not allow a run on four hits, one walk and seven strikeouts.
  • Erin Hill (4-3) suffered the loss allowing two runs on six hits, three walks and one strikeout in a complete game effort.
  • Alyssa Oakes led USC Upstate at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance.
  • Case and Megan Obier each had one hit.
  • Bella Norton recorded a team-high two hits for the Hoosiers while Radcliffe and Woodall both compiled one RBI.

UP NEXT

  • The Spartans return to Cyrill Stadium on Wednesday afternoon to host East Tennessee State in a doubleheader beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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