Eastern Florida State College Softball Team Defeats SCF-Manatee at JUCO Kickoff in Clearwater
By Michael Parsons, Eastern Florida State College // January 29, 2023
Campos, Bassani, Howard, and Snell each had two hits in the game
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Eastern Florida State College softball team jumped out to a fast start and never looked back, defeating the State College of Florida-Manatee 9-1 Friday at the JUCO Kickoff in Clearwater.
The Titans led off the game with a Faith Campos walk, then Ava Bassani singled to left field to bring up Makenzie Fore.
The sophomore took a 1-2 pitch and drilled it to left field for a double, scoring both Campos and Bassani. Up 2-0 the Titans were not done as Fore would score on Gracie Snell’s single to make it 3-0.
Rachel Lamoureaux would score on a passed ball to make it 4-0 in the first inning.
Campos would lead off the second inning with a double and score on Bassani’s single for a 5-0 lead.
That was more than enough for Mandy Hedetniemi-Taylor who picked up her first win of the season, tossing six strong innings allowing just one run, and striking out eight.
Up 5-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Titans ended the game as Trinity Howard, Lamoureaux and Snell all singled to load the bases with no outs.
Courtney Stout would earn a walk to score Howard. Then Marisa Shoudt singled to right field, scoring Lamoureaux and Snell for the 9-1 win.
Campos, Bassani, Howard, and Snell each had two hits in the game, while Fore and Shoudt each drove in two.
Eastern Florida State College, 2-0 on the season, will be back at the JUCO Kickoff Saturday for two more games.
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