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Sunday February 24, 2002Softball Loses to Northwestern State

Gainesville, FL

Florida softball lost their final game of the Louisiana Classic Softball tournament to Northwestern State, 6-3. Florida moves to 11-8 on the season.

Northwestern State opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning. Annie Johnston stole home after reaching on a double and advancing to third on a sacrifice.

Florida answered back to tie the game at 1-1in the top of the third inning. Ashlie Goble hit a single to the left side. She advanced to third on a Mandy Schuerman double down the left line. Goble scored as Jackie Marchetta grounded out to the second baseman.

The Gators added another run to take the 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth. Bree Berger hit a solo homer dead over centerfield for the lead.

The Demons scored three runs on four hits in the bottom of the fifth to take a 4-2 lead. Berger brought Florida within one with her second home run of the game in the top of the sixth. The Gators weren't able to get any closer however, as the Demons scored two more runs in the bottom of the sixth Kiana Scott home run with a runner on second. The Gators threatened in the top of the seventh, loading the bases with two outs, but weren't able to bring a run home.

Amanda Moore took the loss for Florida, moving her record to 5-5 on the season.

Florida has the week off before traveling to Los Angeles, Calif. To take on Purdue, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and UCLA in the Easton Classic.
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