Goodwin Hits Walk-Off Double in Memphis Comeback Victory
March 12, 2014
MEMPHIS - Georganna Goodwin's first collegiate hit was a game-winner as the sophomore laced a two-run double in the seventh to give the University of Memphis softball team a 6-5 comeback victory over Jackson State in game one of a doubleheader on Wednesday.
Memphis (10-11) trailed 5-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning and scored two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh for the win. Sophomore Jordan Richwood (1-1) pitched four and a third innings in relief for her first victory of the season. Richwood allowed no runs and scattered three hits and three walks while striking out seven.
Freshman Lindsay Crowdus tied a school season record with her fourth triple of the year in the seventh inning. Crowdus came into the game tied for seventh in the nation in triples. She led Memphis with her third-straight three-hit game and scored a career-high three runs.
Freshman Brittany Vaughn also set a school single-game record by being hit by a pitch three times.
Memphis took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. Crowdus singled and eventually came around to score by stealing home. It marked the second-straight game she has stolen home in a game.
Jackson State (5-17) scored five runs on six hits in the third inning to take a 5-1 lead. AJ Hervey had a two-run double to start the scoring. Amy Lara, Vicki Johnson and Lyndsey Colvin also had RBI singles in the inning.
In the seventh inning, Crowdus hit a one-out triple and scored on a throwing error by the third baseman. Goodwin followed with the walk-off double to left center to score Hill and Vaughn for the win.
Breea Jamerson (2-6) suffered the loss in the circle for Jackson State. She allowed six runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks. Senior Ellen Roberts received a no-decision after starting for Memphis and allowing five runs on six hits in two and two-third innings.
Memphis completes the doubleheader with Jackson State on Wednesday before heading to Central Arkansas for a single game on Thursday at 5 p.m.