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Lady Bisons shut down Savannah State 20-0

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Feb. 25, 2007

Final Stats

The only thing better than beating Savannah State once, was to do it again the second day.

After opening the Georgia Southern Classic Saturday with a win over Savannah State, the Lady Bisons closed out the tournament Sunday in Statesboro, Ga., with a 20-0 rout at Eagle Field.

"It was one of those games where we had to be disciplined and had to adjust," Lipscomb coach Kristin Peck said. "We had to be self-disciplined in all-areas of the game against them."

It was the third shutout of the season for the Lady Bisons.

Freshman Christen Campbell went the distance for the Lady Bisons allowing only two hits and striking out six. She did not walk a batter.

It was the second shutout and fifth complete game of the season in six starts for Campbell. She is 5-1.

"She did everything we needed her to do against Savannah State," Peck said. "Her composure is really starting to show. She came up big for us."

The Lady Bisons pounded out a season-high 22 hits for a season-high 20 runs.

"It was one of those games where we were able to play some people who hadn't had that many at bats. It was a fun game."

The Lady Bisons jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning and added 10 more in the second. They closed out with two in the top of the fifth as the game was called due to the number of runs scored.

Nine Lady Bisons had two or more hits with centerfield Lauren Dortwegt and Campbell each with three hits.

First baseman Heather Collins led in runs batted in with four, including two on home run down the left field line in the first inning and two on double to center field in the second.

"Heather is very aware that she is in that RBI spot in our lineup," Peck said. "She has to produce for us. She has done a very good job lately of not getting too anxious at the plate and understanding her role.

"We are not looking for a ton of home runs out of her. She will get them, and we are fine with that, but we are looking for RBI. We will take a single that scores a runner from second or a sacrifice that scores a runner from third. We have to have production out of her and we are getting it. She is in a zone right now."

In addition to Collins, four other Lady Bisons hit a double _ Leigh Little, Kellie Sirus, Jennifer Allsup and Niki Bails.

The Lady Bisons are back home Wednesday at 1 when Eastern Kentucky visits Draper Diamond for a double-header.