SU Denies Profs Winners Bracket Tenure

SU Denies Profs Winners Bracket Tenure
SU pounded out six hits in the regional win over Rowan

SALISBURY, Md. –  Shenandoah University made its first NCAA softball experience a positive one with a 4-1 victory over No. 20 Rowan (N.J.) University Thursday afternoon in the final game of the first day of the Salisbury Regional.

Shenandoah (31-15) advances to a 4:00 Friday contest against third-seeded Salisbury while Rowan (28-12) plays an elimination game against Farmingdale (N.Y.) State at noon.

Salisbury defeated the Rams 4-0 in the game immediately preceding the Hornets contest.

The win also sets a new program record for wins in a season for the SU softball team. Shenandoah had won a program-record 30 games in 2008, 2009 and this year before breaking that barrier in its first-ever NCAA Tournament contest.

Junior Brooke Over (22-7) gave up eight hits in the victory, but had two of her five strikeouts to end RU threats in the third, fourth and seventh innings to help advance her ballclub.

Shenandoah scored one run in the fifth, another in the sixth and two more in the seventh to upset the second-seeded Profs.

Coach Marlena Kotynski's club scored its first run in the fifth thanks to a Morgan Coble leadoff single and two RU errors.

Coble singled up the middle to lead off the frame and moved to second when Rowan centerfielder Nicolina Veneziano misplayed the hard-hit ball.

Denise Mitchell then sacrificed Coble to third with Coble coming around to score as Rowan threw the ball away at first base.

One inning later, senior Jolisa Jones scored what proved to be the game-winning run by drilling a leadoff dinger over the leftfield fence.

Rowan answered that Jones HR with one run on three hits in the bottom of the sixth, but Coble, Jordan Wolford and Jones all had singles in the seventh to key the two-run frame.

Jones and Coble each had two of the victors six hits.

Notes: The softball team joins the baseball team and the men's basketball team as the only teams in Shenandoah history to win its first-ever NCAA contest… The Hornets will be the home team tomorrow against Salisbury… SU and Salisbury have split two meetings this season...

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