No. 18 softball wins 2 against Gorillas

JENN TERRELL/THE ARKA TECH: Victoria Huie throws a pitch to a Pittsburg State Gorilla and Tech catcher Miranda Dupree.
JENN TERRELL/THE ARKA TECH: Victoria Huie throws a pitch to a Pittsburg State Gorilla and Tech catcher Miranda Dupree.

The Arkansas Tech softball team’s streak was extended to six games after two wins against Pittsburg State Feb. 19 at Chartwells Women’s Sports Complex.

The No. 18 Golden Suns (6-0) defeated the Gorillas 2-1 and 13-5 in a nonconference doubleheader.

With Victoria Huie pitching a complete game in the circle, a homer by Ashely Savage in the fifth inning and an RBI by Hill in the sixth inning, Tech overcame an early 1-0 deficit imposed by the Gorillas in the second inning.

Pittsburg State was credited an unearned run in the second when a fielding error allowed a 1-0 Tech deficit. Savage singled through the left side in the bottom of the second, and Jalissa Gum singled to first with a bunt in the fourth, but no Golden Sun would cross the plate until the fifth inning.

Savage led the fifth with a homer to left field, and though Shanna Davidson doubled to left the same inning, Tech left the fifth with a 1-1 tie. Courtney Colunga doubled to left to start the sixth, and a sacrifice bunt by Gum allowed Ashley Anderson, who pinch ran for Colunga, to advance to third. A flyout by Kambri Hill scored Anderson to give Tech a 2-0 lead, which was enough to claim the game.

The second game was riddled with hits by both teams, as Tech claimed a 13-5 win. With Sydnee Clark in the circle for more than four innings and Mary Moran in the circle for just over an inning, the Golden Suns outhit the Gorillas 12-7.

Tech began the game with a seven-run inning for a 7-1 lead, which was compounded to 9-1 by the end of the second.

Pittsburg State scored three in the third for 9-3 and one in the fifth for 9-4, but Tech’s three runs in the fifth and one in the sixth sealed the win.

Colunga led Tech with three hits, followed by Hill and Davidson with two each. Davidson also earned three RBIs.
Tech will host East Central at noon Friday.

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Laura Bean managed The Arka Tech during the 2014-2015 academic year. As of June 2015, she is the managing editor of a weekly in northern Arkansas.