Softball Splits Day Two of Ole Miss Classic
OXFORD, Miss. – The Southern Miss softball team splits on the second day of the Ole Miss Classic. The Golden Eagles fell to UT Martin, 2-1, before taking the win against Chattanooga, 6-3.
Destini Brown has had quite the weekend. The freshman gathered her sixth and seventh multi-hit games on the season and actually put her on a multi-hit game streak, the last three games she has had two or more hits. The McComb native went 4-for-6 today with one run on four hits and two RBIs. She is holding a .526 clip through the first 18 games.
Jillian Johnson and Kim Crowson both pitched complete games today; Johnson against the Skyhawks and Crowson against the Mocs. Johnson only gave up two earned runs along with three strikeouts in the first game and was charged with the loss. Crowson also had three strikeouts on the day with no earned runs and the win.
UT Martin 2, Southern 1
The Skyhawks put up their two runs early, in the top of the first inning, a two-run homerun over the left field wall. Those were the only runs for UT Martin on the day.
After three complete innings of no score, the Golden Eagles notched a single run off of a Skyhawk error. Brown started the inning off by getting hit by a pitch to give Southern Miss a base runner and Tata Davis laid a bunt down to draw the out but a bad throw allowed Brown to score.
Southern Miss 6, Chattanooga 3
The Golden Eagles captured the first run of the game in the bottom of the third inning after Ciarra Cherry drew a walk with one out just before Brown hit into right field to put two runners on with just one out. On the next pitch Cherry stole home.
Chattanooga responded with three runs of their own in the top of the fourth but Southern Miss held on offensively to put up five more runs over the next two innings.
In the sixth inning, Van Schaik nailed a double to the back wall to get things started and Davis put down a beautiful bunt and out ran the play to put runners on the corners. Three fielder’s choices in a row and the score moved from 3-1, to 4-3. Cherry and Brown both his two out singles to score the final two runs.
The Golden Eagles play No. 17 Ole Miss tomorrow afternoon, 2 p.m., in the final game of the Ole Miss Classic. Fans can tune in on SEC Network + or WatchESPN to catch the game.