Freshman second baseman Jayna Spivey hit her third career home run in the win.
Feb. 18, 2011
By Megan Kramper
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Jayna Spivey hit her third home run this season as the Southern Illinois softball team defeated Butler 7-0 on day one of the Bulldog Round-Robin.
The Salukis (3-2) pounded out seven hits in the effort led solid pitching fromDanielle Glosson who hurled a complete game shutout.
Glosson (1-1) came within four outs of her first career no-hitter, throwing eight strikeouts and allowing just one hit to pick up her first victory on the season.
"We came out and had a game plan and I felt Danielle executed the game plan very well," head coach Kerri Blaylock said.
The Salukis built a lead off the Bulldogs three errors in the game as they scored two runs off two errors in the top of the third.
In the fourth, the Salukis scored five hits including a two-run home run by second baseman Jayna Spivey and RBI singles off short stop Haley Gorman and right fielder Morgan Barchan to increase the lead to 7-0.
"Right now it seems like Jayna has great composure and we need her to keep hitting that way," Blaylock said.
Gorman went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and Barchan went 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Salukis' offense.
Blaylock said the team needs to get better on closing out games but will come with more experience as the season progresses.
"We looked better (on defense) and we still had a hiccup and when we have bigger leads we have to learn how to close out games but I'm pleased about the win," Blaylock said.
The Salukis will be back in action tomorrow as they face Louisiana Tech at 10 a.m. followed by a matchup with host Mississippi State at 4 p.m.