FGCU Gets Their First Win at San Diego Classic

FGCU Gets Their First Win at San Diego Classic

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ATLANTA, Ga. – The FGCU softball team (8-9) snapped a four-game losing streak Sunday afternoon taking down San Diego (7-10) by a score of 6-5 at the USD Softball Complex.

"The team did a great job coming back after giving up the lead," head coach David Deiros said. "They showed how resilient they are."

After a scoreless first frame for both teams, FGCU got on the board producing a three-run second inning. Haley Morrell (Tampa, FL./Academy of Holy Names) started the frame with a walk then moved over to second on a grounder. Kyleigh Taylor (DeLand, FL./DeLand HS) dug in and laced a single through the left side as Marcella Parrado (Tampa, FL./College of Central Florida) hit an RBI double to put runners on second and third. Pinch-hitter Morgan Greco (Oviedo, FL./Indian River State) would single up the middle for the 3-0 margin. 

Over the next two frames, the home side manufactured one run in the third, followed by a four-run fourth to take a 5-3 advantage.

Down two runs now, the rally from FGCU started in the sixth. With one out, Ahnie Jumper (Clewiston, FL./Plantation American Heritage)
and Parrado connected on back-to-back singles. Kate Kelly (Cape Coral, FL./Seminole State College) added the frame's third hit to score Jumper as Kelly went to second with Parrado being caught at third. McKenna Batterton's (Norco, CA./Eleanor Roosevelt HS) knock put runners on the corners, setting up Racquel Fournet (Windermere, FL./Windermere Preparatory School) to clear the bases with a double to right for the 6-5 lead.

Riley Randolph, (St. Petersburg, FL./Northeast HS) who entered the contest in the fourth, retired the side in the seventh to secure the 6-5 win for FGCU. She allowed no hits in her four innings of work, striking out seven batters in the process, moving to 6-5 overall

Fournet finished the contest going 2-for-4 with two RBI as Greco ended her day at the plate going 1-for-1 with two RBI. Batterton notched three hits in her four at-bats.

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FGCU will be off Monday and head back to the diamond taking on San Diego State at 9 pm (6 pm PST) Tuesday night.