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Tusculum softball set for first place showdown

Tusculum College sophomore Nicole Ball and her team will aim for their first regular season SAC title on Saturday when Anderson visits Red Edmonds Field.
Published: 1:36 PM, 04/11/2013 Last updated: 1:40 PM, 04/11/2013

Author: Staff Report
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

HICKORY, N.C.---Kelly King pitched a six-hit shutout as Tusculum College defeated Lenoir-Rhyne University for the first time in nine years with a 2-0 victory in the second game of their South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Bears Field. The Bears won the opener 6-0 behind a three-hitter from Maryann Hoskins.

By winning for the first time ever on the road against the Bears (29-12, 10-6 SAC), the Pioneers (27-16, 11-5 SAC) snapped a 21-game losing streak against Lenoir-Rhyne and remained in contention for the South Atlantic Conference championship.

Tusculum trails Anderson (35-9, 12-4 SAC) by one game and hosts the Trojans in the final doubleheader of the season on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Red Edmonds Field. A Pioneer sweep would secure their first SAC title since joining the league in 1999, while one victory from the Trojans will give them the outright championship.

For the full story, see the April 11 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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