Temple Eliminates Covenant Softball In Region Tournament

Wednesday, May 01, 2013
JACKSON, Tenn. -- After falling to the top-seed in the opening game, the Covenant softball team played a tight affair with second-seed Tennessee Temple but the Lady Scots ultimately fell short as they were eliminated from tournament play on Wednesday afternoon.

Covenant lost 9-0 in the first game to Union (Tenn.) before falling 7-1 to Temple in the third game of the day.

The Lady Scots end their season at 6-30 overall.

Game One: Union 9, Covenant 0

Going up against the top-seed in the region, the Covenant softball team fell to host Union (Tenn.
) 9-0 in five innings in the opening round of the 2013 NCCAA Mid-East Region Tournament on Wednesday afternoon.

The Lady Scots were faced with a tough task from the start as Union scored three runs in the top of the first, four more in the second, and two additional runs in the third inning to take a 9-0 lead.

Covenant starter Cori Hilt (4-14) settled down over the final two innings as she did not allow a run, but the Lady Scots could not mount a rally. Hilt went all five innings.

Morgan Lane came through with Covenant's lone hit of the game, a line drive single to center field to lead off the second inning. Lane finished 1-for-2 on the day.

Brooke Thomas (10-10) gets credit for the win as she walked one and struck out five for Union. Alex Williams and Amanda Chandler was each 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs in the victory.

Game Two: Tennessee Temple 7, Covenant 1

The Lady Scots responded well after suffering a tough defeat in the opening game. Covenant and Temple were tied at 1-1 in the fifth inning, but the Crusaders scored three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to secure the win.

Temple moves on to face the loser of today's nightcap between Union and Ohio Christian.

Seniors Jenni Jobe and Courtney Wagoner accounted for five of Covenant's eight hits. Jobe went 3-for-4 with a double and two singles, while Wagoner was 2-for-4. Madison Quirk finished 2-for-2 and Lane was 1-for-3 with a run scored.

The Crusaders jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning off Covenant starter Hannah Rogers. Temple received a two-out RBI single from Ashlen Mitchell to highlight the frame.

Rogers would settle down nicely after the rough first inning. The freshman right-hander worked into and then out of trouble in the second and third innings without allowing a run. Temple loaded the bases with one out in the second but Rogers got consecutive ground outs that turned into force plays at home to end the threat.

Covenant tied the score at one apiece in the top of the fourth. Lane reached on an error to start the inning and was followed by a Quirk single and Morgan Strennen reaching on another error to load the bases. Kendall Whann worked a walk to bring home Lane and knot the score.

Temple would get to Rogers in the fifth as the Crusaders scored three times on four hits to take a 4-1 lead.

Quirk led off the sixth with a double to right field, but the Lady Scots would not be able to cash in. Temple then put the game away with three more runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Temple's Carley Daniel picks up the win as she went pitched a complete-game allowing one unearned run on eight hits. Five different Crusaders had two hits apiece and Amanda Rector added two RBIs.

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