TWO SENIORS SHINE AS SOFTBALL REMAINS UNBEATEN
|Senior Sarah Mueller gave up four hits as seventh-ranked FSU improved to 6-0 this spring with a 2-1 win versus Indianapolis at the Florida Rebel Spring Tournament.
A pair of seniors, Holly Bruntjens (Gladstone) and Sarah Mueller (Santa Clarita, Calif./Valencia) both played integral roles in helping lead the nationally eighth-ranked Ferris State softball team to a 2-1 decision over Indianapolis Monday (March 9) afternoon at the Florida Rebel Spring Tournament in Kissimmee, Fla.
Bruntjens accounted for the game-winning hit with a two-out fourth-inning single for the Bulldogs, who improved to 6-0 this spring with the win.
While Bruntjens keyed the victory from an offensive standpoint, the pitching of Sarah Mueller was equally important. Mueller (2-0) would allow four hits in a complete-game triumph as she fanned five Greyhound hitters and walked just one.
The two teams started out scoreless the first three innings before FSU would score twice on one hit and an Indianapolis error in the bottom half of the fourth inning. The Bulldogs' first run of the contest came when senior designated player Shannon Roney (Wheaton, Ill./Glen Ellyn Glenbard South) stole second base after she had reached base on an error. The throw to second base by catcher Ashley Boxley allowed junior second baseman Amanda Harrington (St. Joseph/Stevensville-Lakeshore) to scamper home with the game's first score.
Indianapolis (6-6-0 overall) would notch its only run of the contest in the top of the sixth inning on a RBI double by Megan Russel. However, Mueller was able to get the final out on a pop up to senior first baseman Amanda Jager (Kalamazoo/Comstock) despite the Greyhounds having runners at third and first base.