Memphis-Florida Gulf Coast Game Notes
Feb. 10, 2008
Freshman Janelle Valle made her first collegiate start on the mound. She struck out five in four and a third innings of work, allowing four runs on four hits.
Freshman Kailey Kassner made her first collegiate start at first base. She finished 1-for-3, collecting her first collegiate hit in the eighth inning on a single to the left side.
Sophomore right fielder Leigh Rowan hit the Tigers' first home run of the season, a two-run shot down the left field line in the second inning. She later hit her second two-run home run in the game to the same spot in the eighth inning. Rowan now has three career home runs.
Freshman Rayna McClinton made her first start as a designated player and recorded her first hit in the fifth inning, an infield single to first base.
Rayna McClinton also earned her first collegiate victory after switching from DP to pitcher in the fifth inning. McClinton struck out five in three and two-thirds innings and allowed no runs on two hits.
Junior left fielder Leandra Hines scored the game-winning run after starting the eighth on second with the International Tie-Breaker in effect. Senior center fielder Lindsay Kelso knocked in the game-winning run on a groundout to third.
The meeting is the first ever between Florida Gulf Coast and Memphis.