Keene State 7, S.C. Upstate 2

May 15, 2005

Kennesaw State left fielder Jen Hunt was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and Lisa Lamb picked up her second win of the day as the No.1-seed Owls beat No. 3-seed USC Upstate in the first championship game of the tournament.

The win forces a championship deciding game on Sunday afternoon between the two teams for a chance to advance to the national tournament.

With the score tied 1-1, Amanda Malcom's sacrifice fly to left brought in Jennifer Nolan to give the Owls a lead they would never relinquish. Kennesaw State added a pair of runs in the sixth inning on and RBI single by Kelley Cowart and a triple by Jen Hunt.

The Owls added three more insurance runs in the seventh, and Lamb pitched four innings of relief, scattering four hits and giving up a meaningless run in the seventh.

Kennesaw State pounded out 11 hits and took advantage of two errors from USC Upstate in the win. Lamb and Brittany Matthews combined for a five-hitter.

Chelce Culberson, making her first start of the tournament and fifth start of the year, and Kelley Cowart were both 2-for-4 while Nolan scored a pair of runs to go along with her three hits. Spartan catcher Allie Cyrill was the only USC-Upstate player with multiple hits, going 2-for-3.

Lamb improves to 11-3 with the win, while Jessica Jolley was saddled with the loss for the Spartans.

Kennesaw State improved to 52-11, while USC-Upstate falls to 46-14.

                                   The Automated ScoreBook
                             Kennesaw State vs USC Upstate
                   May 14, 2005 at Kennesaw, Georgia (Bailey Complex)

Kennesaw State 7 (52-11)                      USC Upstate 2 (46-14)

Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
Jen Hunt lf................  5  0  3  2       Krista Altom cf............  4  0  1  1
Lori Cassell 2b............  4  0  1  1       Katie Adams 2b.............  3  0  0  0
Keri McKee 1b..............  4  0  1  0       Jena Keith 3b..............  3  0  0  0
 Lauren Rutledge pr........  0  0  0  0       Allie Cyrill dh............  3  0  2  0
Cambria McKay c............  4  0  0  0        Jessie Burroughs pr.......  0  1  0  0
Jennifer Nolan 3b..........  1  2  1  0       Erin Driggers ss...........  2  0  0  0
Amy Middleton cf...........  0  1  0  0       Tiffany Pitcher c..........  3  0  0  1
 Kate Winstel rf...........  1  0  0  0       Ashleigh Beck 1b...........  3  1  1  0
Chelce Culberson dh........  4  0  2  0       Terra Goswick rf...........  3  0  1  0
 Courtney Matiak pr........  0  1  0  0       Shay Slater lf.............  1  0  0  0
Amanda Malcom ss...........  2  1  0  1       Jessica Jolley p...........  0  0  0  0
Kelley Cowart rf...........  4  2  2  1        Kasey Heron p.............  0  0  0  0
Brittany Matthews p........  0  0  0  0
 Lisa Lamb p...............  0  0  0  0
Totals..................... 29  7 10  5       Totals..................... 25  2  5  2

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Kennesaw State...... 010 102 3 -  7 10  1
USC Upstate......... 010 000 1 -  2  5  3
-----------------------------------------

E - Cassell(12); Driggers 3(13). LOB - Owls 11; Spartans 6. 2B - McKee(16);
Culberson(1); Cyrill(15). 3B - Hunt(4). HBP - Nolan; Middleton. SH - Cassell(8);
Middleton(11); Winstel(4); Malcom(6); Driggers(9); Slater(6). SF - Malcom(1). SB -
Nolan(3); Slater(1).

Kennesaw State                 IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Brittany Matthews .........   3.0  1  1  1  1  0   0  0  0  0    9 11   4  5
Lisa Lamb  W,11-3..........   4.0  4  1  1  1  2   0  0  0  0   16 18   4  6

USC Upstate                    IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jessica Jolley  L,21-7.....   4.2  6  4  1  1  1   0  0  1  0   18 24   3 10
Kasey Heron ...............   2.1  4  3  3  2  2   1  0  1  0   11 15   4  2

WP - Heron(5). HB - Jolly; Heron. PB - Cyrill(4).

Strikeouts - Hunt; Cassell; Culberson; Keith; Driggers. Walks - McKee; Nolan 2;
Adams; Slater.

Umpires - Home:Mike Raynor  1st:Frank Holcomb  3rd:Cindy Arnold
Start: 3:00 PM   Time: 2:03   Attendance: 230
Game: BOX10




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Play-by-Play
                            The Automated ScoreBook
                  Kennesaw State vs USC Upstate - Play-by-Play
               May 14, 2005 at Kennesaw, Georgia (Bailey Complex)


Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Kennesaw State...... 010 102 3 -  7 10  1
USC Upstate......... 010 000 1 -  2  5  3
-----------------------------------------

Kennesaw State starters: 12/lf Hunt; 9/2b Cassell; 30/1b McKee; 15/c McKay;
   13/3b Nolan; 7/cf Middleton; 37/dh Culberson; 21/ss Malcom; 23/rf Cowart;
   0/p Matthews;

USC Upstate starters: 3/cf Altom; 7/2b Adams; 10/3b Keith; 5/dh Cyrill; 2/ss
   Driggers; 20/c Pitcher; 21/1b Beck; 15/rf Goswick; 1/lf Slater; 6/p
   Jolly;

Kennesaw State - inning 1

   Hunt singled to shortstop. Cassell out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Hunt
   advanced to second. McKee grounded out to 2b; Hunt advanced to third.
   McKay grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

USC Upstate - inning 1

   Altom flied out to rf. Adams lined out to 1b. Keith flied out to lf. 0
   runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Kennesaw State - inning 2

   Nolan walked. Middleton hit by pitch; Nolan advanced to second. Culberson
   reached on a fielder's choice; Middleton advanced to second; Nolan out at
   third p to 3b. Malcom reached on a fielding error by ss; Culberson
   advanced to second; Middleton advanced to third. Malcom advanced to
   second; Culberson advanced to third; Middleton scored on a throwing error
   by ss, unearned. Cowart lined out to ss. Hunt grounded out to 2b. 1 run,
   0 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

USC Upstate - inning 2

   Cyrill doubled to left center. Burroughs pinch ran for Cyrill. Driggers
   out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; Burroughs advanced to third. Pitcher
   grounded out to ss, RBI; Burroughs scored. Beck fouled out to 3b. 1 run,
   1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Kennesaw State - inning 3

   No play. Cassell grounded out to ss. McKee grounded out to p. McKay
   grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

USC Upstate - inning 3

   Goswick grounded out to p. Slater grounded out to 2b. Altom grounded out
   to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Kennesaw State - inning 4

   Nolan singled to third base. Middleton out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt;
   Nolan advanced to second. Culberson singled up the middle; Nolan advanced
   to third. Malcom flied out to lf, SAC, RBI; Culberson advanced to second
   on the throw; Nolan scored. Heron to p for Jolly. Cyrill to dh for
   Burroughs. Cyrill to c. Pitcher to dh. Cowart flied out to 2b. 1 run, 2
   hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

USC Upstate - inning 4

   Adams walked. Lamb to p for Matthews. Winstel to rf for Middleton. Cowart
   to cf. Keith flied out to lf. Cyrill singled to left field; Adams
   advanced to second. Driggers struck out swinging. Pitcher lined out to
   ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Kennesaw State - inning 5

   Hunt struck out swinging, reached first on a wild pitch. Cassell struck
   out swinging. McKee doubled down the rf line; Hunt advanced to third.
   Rutledge pinch ran for McKee. McKay flied out to 1b. Nolan hit by pitch.
   Winstel lined out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

USC Upstate - inning 5

   McKee to 1b for Rutledge. Beck grounded out to 2b. Goswick grounded out
   to 1b unassisted. Slater walked. Slater stole second. Altom grounded out
   to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Kennesaw State - inning 6

   Culberson doubled down the lf line. Malcom out at first p to 2b, SAC,
   bunt; Culberson advanced to third. Matiak pinch ran for Culberson. Cowart
   singled up the middle, RBI; Matiak scored. Hunt tripled down the rf line,
   RBI; Cowart scored. Cassell grounded out to 3b. McKee walked. McKay flied
   out to lf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

USC Upstate - inning 6

   Adams grounded out to 3b. Keith struck out swinging. Cyrill reached on a
   fielding error by 2b. Driggers flied out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error,
   1 LOB.

Kennesaw State - inning 7

   Nolan walked. Jolly to p for Heron. Nolan stole second. Winstel out at
   first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Nolan advanced to third. Culberson to dh for
   Matiak. Nolan scored on a passed ball. Culberson struck out swinging.
   Malcom reached on a fielding error by ss. Cowart singled to left field;
   Malcom advanced to second. Hunt singled to right field, RBI; Cowart
   advanced to third; Malcom scored, unearned. Cassell singled to right
   field, RBI; Hunt advanced to third; Cowart scored, unearned. McKee flied
   out to 2b. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

USC Upstate - inning 7

   Pitcher flied out to 2b. Beck singled to left center. Goswick singled to
   right field; Beck advanced to second. Slater grounded out to 3b, SAC,
   bunt; Goswick advanced to second; Beck advanced to third. Altom singled
   to third base, RBI; Goswick advanced to third; Beck scored. Adams
   grounded out to p. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.










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