Southwestern Blanks Millsaps in an SCAC Softball Championship Elimination Game
April 23, 2011
April 23, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Tessa Galloway tallied three hits including a fifth-inning home to lead Southwestern to an 8-0 victory over Millsaps in an elimination game of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Softball Championship.
The Pirates improved to 28-14 and advanced to face the winner of the game between Rhodes and Centre. Meanwhile, Millsaps finished it season at 17-23.
Southwestern struck first in the bottom of the first inning, as Taylor Turpin scored on Kayla Irvin's base hit. The next inning, the Pirates scored three runs on five hits. Galloway led off with a double to right centerfield, and advanced to third on a single by Amanda Ambrose. Turpin followed with an infield single and along with Ambrose scored on Jacqueline Rosson’s single down the right field line to give Southwestern a 4-0 lead.
The Pirates added two more runs in the bottom of the third as Galloway recorded an RBI double and later scored on a passed ball. In the bottom of the fifth, Galloway collected her third hit of the game with a solo home run over the centerfield fence. The Pirates plated a run on a throwing error to seal the 8-0 victory.
The Pirates tallied 11 hits in the win, led by Galloway’s 3-for-3 performance. Turpin also added two hits, while Rosson and Galloway had two RBI each. Sam Wursteisen and Amanda Berry recorded the lone hits for Millsaps.