Tampa Falls Short in NCAA South Region

Tampa Falls Short in NCAA South Region

PENSACOLA, Fla. –  The University of Tampa softball team ended their season on Saturday afternoon, falling to the top-seed No. 2 West Florida. The Spartans finish the season at 34-13, and re-wrote the record books with their 19-game winning streak and 22 wins in conference. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP (Game One):

Final: (#1) No. 2 West Florida 1 (W: Grace Gilbert, 22-4), (#5) Tampa 0 (L: Corynn Miner5-3) (FINAL/8 Innings)
Records: University of Tampa Spartans (34-12), University of West Florida Argonauts (50-9)
Location: UWF Softball Complex || Pensacola, Fla. 
All-Time Series: UT leads 11-10 and the Spartans have taken the four of the last five meetings. 
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

BOT 8th: After back-to-back walks and two fielders' choices, the Argonauts secured the victory with an RBI single up the middle by Jacquelynne Poling. 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Dooley made her 34th start of the year, the senior went seven innings and allowed one un-earned run on four hits. 
  • The Spartans drew three hit-by-pitches, the eighth time UT drew multiple HBP's.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • It was the third consecutive scoreless game heading into extra innings.
  • In extra inning games, Tampa owns a 5-3 record.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP (Game Two):

Final: (#1) No. 2 West Florida 2 (W: Grace Gilbert, 23-4), (#5) Tampa 1 (L: Makaleigh Dooley, 28-8) 
Records: University of Tampa Spartans (34-13), University of West Florida Argonauts (51-9)
Location: UWF Softball Complex || Pensacola, Fla. 
All-Time Series: All tied at 11 and the Spartans have taken the four of the last six meetings. 
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

TOP 1st: To lead off the game, on the third pitch, Lexie Chevalier used an inside-out swing and went deep to right-center field to put UT on the board early on. It was the freshman's fourth home run of the year.  

BOT 7th: The Argonauts reached base on a throwing error to lead off the seventh inning and was followed up by a flare to right field. Corynn Miner came up throwing on a sacrifice fly and the runner avoided the tag at the plate. After a fielder's choice and a strikeout, Grace Gilbert helped her own cause with a cue shot into shallow right field to win the game.

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Dooley went a complete game for the 30th time in 35 starts; the right-hander struckout three and allowed only three hits.
  • Corynn Miner went 2-for-3 at the plate, with a stand-up double. It was the eighth time this season she's recorded multiple hits. 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • The lead-off home run was the first run scored in "regulation" during the NCAA Tournament for UT.

 

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