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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
RESULTS VS. CAR-NEWMAN(REG.) (2008-05-07 13:30:00)

PEMBROKE - Carson-Newman starter Zoe Heim (Gallatin, Tenn.) fired a three-hit shutout and second baseman Whitney Hickam (Knoxville, Tenn.) added a two-run home run as top-seeded Carson-Newman beat Pfeiffer 8-0 in five innings in Game 2 of the 2008 South Atlantic Regional Tournament in Pembroke, North Carolina.

Carson-Newman (49-6) advances to face fifth-seeded Francis Marion on Thursday at 4 p.m. at LRA Field. Pfeiffer (30-22) falls to the loser's bracket and will face fourth-seeded Georgia College and State University at 11 a.m. Thursday morning.

Hickam's eighth home run of the season gives her 27 for her career, setting a new Carson-Newman school record. The fourth-inning shot was the only extra base hit by Lady Eagles, who pounded out 14 hits on the day.

Heim (WP, 31-5) worked five innings, allowed three hits and striking out six to help the Lady Eagles advance.

Carson-Newman took a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.

Shortstop Jessie Howard (Knoxville, Tenn.) scored on a squeeze play as Mandy Stevens (Knoxville, Tenn.) laid down the sacrifice bunt to move the Lady Eagles ahead early.

Howard and senior Hickam each had singles in the inning, and freshman Jessie Kuhlman (Portage, Mich.) added a sacrifice in the inning as well, advancing Howard.

The Lady Eagles added to their lead in the third, pushing it to 3-0 after scoring twice on four singles.

Hickam, Sara Little (Calhoun, Ga.), Elisha Collins (Rutledge, Tenn.), and Amber Palmer (Kennesaw, Ga.) each found holes in the Pfeiffer defense to give C-N a three-run lead.

C-N added three more in the fourth as Hickam added a two-run home run.

The senior ripped an 0-2 offering from Pfeiffer starter Dacia Ijames (Kernersville, N.C.) out to left to push the lead to 5-0. Sophomore Brianne Coon (Orlando, Fla.) also scored on the blast, after reaching on an error earlier in the inning.

C-N grabbed its third run of the inning as Stevens singled, stole second, and came home to score on a single by sophomore Stephanie Templeton (Ringgold,
Ga.) to make it 6-0.

The Lady Eagles added two more in the bottom of the fifth to end the game.

Hickam's fourth hit of the day scored Howard to reach the game's final score.
Palmer also had a single in the inning, her second hit of the day.

Hickam finished 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Templeton added a
3-for-3 day with a run scored and an RBI.

Second baseman Stephanie Brandt (Cincinnati, Ohio) had Pfeiffer's only extra base hit of the day, a fifth inning double. She finished 1-for2.

Ijames took the loss for the Falcons, falling to 18-13 on the year.

Pfeiffer vs #6 Carson-Newman May 7, 2008 at Pembroke, N.C. (LRA Softball Field) Pfeiffer 0 (30-22) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Stephanie Bethea lf...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Martina Bullard rf....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Jaimee Cassidy 3b........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Dacia Ijames p........... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shelby Fleming 1b........ 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 Sarah Moore ss........... 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 Stephanie Brandt 2b...... 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 Megan McNeil c........... 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Tiffany Allen cf......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Allison Braswell dp...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 17 0 3 0 0 6 14 5 2 Carson-Newman 8 (47-6) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Jessie Howard ss......... 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 Jessie Kuhlman lf........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Brianne Coon ph......... 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Whitney Hickam 2b........ 4 1 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 Mandy Stevens 3b......... 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 Sara Little dp........... 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Stephanie Templeton 1b... 3 1 3 1 0 0 6 0 0 Elisha Collins rf........ 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 Amber Palmer c........... 3 0 2 1 0 0 6 1 0 Leah Price pr........... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Whitney Kee cf........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 Zoe Heim p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Totals................... 27 8 14 8 1 0 15 7 8 Score by Innings R H E -------------------------------------- Pfeiffer............ 000 00 - 0 3 1 Carson-Newman....... 102 32 - 8 14 0 -------------------------------------- Note: 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended. E - Moore(14). LOB - PFEIFFER 2; C-N 8. 2B - Brandt(6). HR - Hickam(8). SH - Kuhlman(16); Stevens(8). SB - Hickam(9); Stevens(14); Price(6). CS - Moore(1). Pfeiffer IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP -------------------------------------------------- Dacia Ijames........ 4.2 14 8 6 1 0 27 30 84 Carson-Newman IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP -------------------------------------------------- Zoe Heim............ 5.0 3 0 0 0 6 17 17 63 Win - Heim (31-5). Loss - Ijames (18-13). Save - None. PB - Palmer(10). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Ijames 84/59; Heim 63/43. Umpires - HP: Dennis Talley 1B: Arnaze Cantrell 3B: Denis Mucha Start: 1:52 pm Time: 1:14 Attendance: Game notes: NCAA II South Atlantic Regional Game Two