We couldn't have asked for better pitching performances from our pitchers today. Vanessa, Lauren, and Carly combined for 13 K's and delivered solid performances.
In the first game, we used a Lauren Carley- Carly Hummel combo to secure the win. This was a perfect combination to keep Appalachian State's hitters off balance. Lauren did a great job through half of the game to set the table for Carly to come in and mow down their hitters.
Kim Sirman was the spark that began our five run, five hit show case in the bottom of the fifth to help us gain the lead. A laser down the left field line was exactly what we needed to get the train moving.
I am a firm believer in the saying, "Hits are contagious." It only takes one player stepping up in a key situation to turn the game around. It's kind of like the flu. Once one person gets hot, it spreads like a wildfire! Game No. 1 showed the heart and determination of our team.
Shanna Brown got her first start of her college career at second base today. She was a solid wall on defense making several key plays for us.
In Game No. 2, Vanessa showed her senior leadership on the mound. She moved the ball well throughout the entire game and did exactly what she does best: feeding her defense. It's unfortunate that such a great pitching performance resulted in a loss.
As a team, one thing we learned from this loss is that we need to make offensive adjustments sooner in the game. Their pitcher consistently beat us the same way time after time; riseball-curveball. We will move on from this game, understanding the adjustments we need to make, and come out fresh and confident for tomorrow's game! Go Tigers!
Heather Mott #10