MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (April 16, 2011)- The Rollins softball team collected another important conference victory, Saturday evening, 5-2 over Barry. The Tars received a strong pitching performance from Hope Bitzer and timely hitting to hand the Bucs a home loss. With the win the Tars improve to 41-2 overall and 18-1 in conference play.
Rollins jumped on the scoreboard first, tallying two runs to take the early lead. Barry would respond and scratch across a run to cut the lead to one in the bottom half of the inning.
The next three innings would see Brianna Smith and Bitzer engage in a pitching duel with both teams being held scoreless for the next three innings until Barry scratched across another run in the sixth to draw within one run.
Rollins retaliated with two runs in the seventh to stretch the lead back to three and received a perfect bottom half of the seventh from Bitzer and the defense to close out the game.
Krista Rodden and Monica Meadows provided the offense with both collecting two RBIs apiece along with one RBI from Lawna Hunter.
Bitzer remains undefeated and went seven innings, striking out nine and allowing one earned run.
Rollins and Barry will matchup again, Saturday at 1 p.m. for the final two games of the series.
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