SOFTBALL TEAM WINS FOUR GAMES IN CLASSIC; HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDATION
September 24, 2012
Printer Friendly Version
MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin softball team posted a 4-2 record in their own Fall Softball Classic this past weekend at the Martin Recreation Complex and Bettye Giles Field on campus.
In addition to playing in six games, the Skyhawks raised more than $1,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and breast cancer awareness.
“All in all it was a good weekend,” UT Martin head coach Donley Canary said. “We were able to play a lot of players, see the different aspects of the game, and at the same time help raised money for breast cancer awareness.
“Now, hopefully we can learn from our mistakes on the field and get things straight for this spring,” the coach said.
The Skyhawks opened the two-day, 18-team tournament with a 12-2 victory over Jackson Community College and a 4-0 win over Bethel University.
The winning streak was halted Friday night when Chattanooga State downed the Skyhawks 9-4 and Campbellsville came from behind to beat the Skyhawks 6-5.
Saturday, was much better. The Skyhawks posted back-to-back 8-0 shutouts over Rend Lake Community College and Columbia State.
“We had a chance to see all of our pitchers and how they would respond, now we need to work on our hitting,” Canary said.
The Skyhawks won the Ohio Valley Conference regular season title in 2012, and claimed the OVC Tournament title to advance to the NCAA Regional for the second time in school history. The Skyhawks played eventual national champion Alabama and Georgia Tech in the regional at Alabama.