Troy Softball dominates Savannah State, falls to North Florida

Published 02/17 2014 10:28AM

Updated 02/17 2014 10:31AM

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A nine-run third helped push Troy softball (4-4-1) past Savannah State (3-5), 17-0, on Saturday morning at the Osprey Invitational. The Trojans then went on to fall to North Florida (7-1), 5-2 in the afternoon.

Troy led for the entire game against Savannah State, picking up three runs in the first inning. The Trojans went back-and-forth with North Florida, before the Ospreys finally took the win.

Troy wraps up competition at the Osprey Invitational on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. against Ohio.

Troy 17, Savannah State 0

The Trojans got things started in the bottom of the first, scoring three runs. Ebony Wright drew a walk to start the inning, followed by an RBi double by Chandler Griffin. Griffin would go on to steal third and then score on a wild pitch.

Davis picked up Troy’s other run in the inning. After doubling down the right field line, Davis was brought home on a single by Michelle Phelps.

Troy added five more in the second to expand the lead to 8-0. Again, Wright got things started, this time with a single. She would go on to steal second and advance to third on a wild pitch. Wright then scored on a sacrifice fly by the Griffin.

Davis roped a single up the middle to keep the inning going. Bria Epps would take over for Davis on the bases, stealing second and advancing to third on a passed ball. Epps would then score on a single by Meg Willis.

Next up, Phelps drew a walk and Rachel Rigney hit a single. Kacie McAllister brought everyone home next before getting caught in a rundown to end the inning.

The Trojans finished off their scoring in the third, bringing in nine runs. Troy was patient at the plate, drawing five walks in the inning.

Rigney was solid in the circle in her first appearance of the season. She struck out three while walking one and allowing just one hit in five innings of work. Rigney also led the team in hits, going 3-for-3 on the day.

Troy 2, North Florida 5

Troy got the scoring started in the bottom of the first inning. Griffin earned a walk and advanced to second on a passed ball. She then came home on a single by Phelps.

North Florida would take its first lead with a pair of runs in the top half of the second inning.

The Trojans would tie it up at two in the third. Alison Milam picked up a double to lead off the inning and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Milam would come home when Davis laced a double to right field.

The Ospreys reclaimed the lead in the fourth on a wild pitch and tacked on two more runs in the fifth.

Ashley Rainey got the start for the Trojans, allowing three runs on six hits in four innings. Sara Mock came in in relief, pitching three innings and allowing two runs.

North Florida’s Kaylie Wallace was tremendous in the circle, allowing three hits and one earned run in seven innings.

Fans can keep up with all the action by following Troy softball on Twitter at @TroySBall.

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