Softball Falls To Marshall, 5-4, In First Round Of C-USA Tournament
May 9, 2013
TULSA, Okla. - East Carolina's softball team (21-31) fell in its opening game of the Conference USA Tournament by a 5-4 score to Marshall (33-20) on Thursday at the Collins Family Softball Complex. The Pirates allowed three unearned runs in the fifth inning to take the team's sixth-straight loss to close the season.
ECU scored the team's second unearned run of the game in the third inning. Jelnick reached on fielding error from the first baseman. She moved to second on a bunt and third on a ground out. She scored the unearned run as the ball that junior Jordan Lewis batted to third was thrown away.
The Pirates plated a pair of runs in the fourth inning. Senior Kai Clark walked to start the frame. Junior Jasmine Robbins reached on an error to put a pair of runners on base. After a pop out and a fielder's choice to eliminate Clark at third and allow Mitchell to reached, Jelnick singled to left field to drive in Robbins. The attempted throw to the plate was high and allowed Mitchell to score on the play as well to increase the ECU lead to 4-1.
Marshall drew a run closer in the fourth inning. Savannah Webster reached on a one-out double to left center. Kristina Braxton was inserted in to run for Webster. Bri Anna Hope was then hit by a pitch to put a pair of runners on base. After a fly out for the second out, Alexandria Bayne singled through the right side to drive in Braxton with the team's second run.