Posted by Richard RoBards - Mon, Mar. 4, 2013 - [Softball]
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The Lady Tigers used a no-hitter from first-year pitcher Kelsi Pardue and a 17-4 hit discrepancy to dispatch the University of the Cumberlands in a double-header this afternoon, 8-0, 5-1, at Veterans Memorial Park.
Campbellsville 8, Cumberlands 0
Emma Napier's first-inning lead-off home run turned out to be the only run the Lady Tigers (7-4, 2-0) would need in this run-rule game.
Napier went on a 4-for-4 day at the plate, with four RBIs and two runs scored. Pardue did not allow a Patriot runner to reach base, shutting Cumberlands down in 18 at-bats for her third win of the year. She struck out six.
Kacie Vincent, Taylor Borders and Sara Paragon all had two hits in the 11-hit attack. Alyssa Barker also reached safely.
Campbellsville 5, Cumberlands 1
Victoria Decker pitched five innings of three-hit ball and then got one inning of scoreless relief work from Courtney Turpin and Taylor Wroe in taking game two, 5-1.
CU slapped the ball around safely seven times, the big one a three-run homer in the third off the bat of Kristin Benton. Vincent and Border had two hits apiece with Napier and Paragon each reaching safely once.
Campbellsville heads out tomorrow on a five-day, nine-game swing south that will eventually lead them to the Gulf Coast Invitational, Gulf Shores, Ala.