The Tars struggled mightily swinging the bat, only mustering two hits against Cotton Blossom pitcher, Kayla Jackson. Compounding the poor hitting performance was the inability for Rollins to get runners into scoring position.
Jackson helped her own cause by belting a two run homerun to left field in the fourth inning to put the Cotton Blossoms up in the game 2-0. Two runs would be all the cushion Jackson needed to claim the victory against the Tars. With the win she improves to 28-5 and puts her team into the winner's bracket to face host Alabama-Huntsville.
Freshmen Kirsten Frame tried to keep the Tars in the game, but the offense was stymied. Frame went seven innings and only surrendered three earned runs, while striking out eight. Her strikeout count on the season now sits at 314 in her first season with the Tars.
Collecting the two hits for the Tars were Amber Pederson and Brittney Pumpelly. Once on base, Jackson shut down the Tars to avert any potential threat.
Rollins will continue its postseason with a 2:30 p.m. (ET) game against conference foe Nova Southeastern. The Tars swept the Sharks in their regular season matchup. Rollins currently leads the all-time series between the two teams with a record of 13-8.
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