Feb. 19, 2012
TALLAHASSEE - The Coastal Carolina softball team faced North Dakota State for the second time in the Florida State Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 19 and used a strong fourth inning to pull off a 4-2 win to move to 6-3 on the season.
North Dakota State got on the board early as Amanda Grable reached home on a single by Cristina Borek hit to center field.
The Chanticleers took over the lead in the bottom of the fourth when Beth Kassuhn advanced home on Cacia Pierre's at bat, Sarah Maples scored on Kiana Quolas' at bat and Kelsey McNaughton crossed home plate on Paige Goldsack's single to right field to put the score at 3-1.
The Bison made a comeback in the top of the seventh, as Katie Tamayo scored on Alex Sobrero's single to first base. North Dakota State was unable to score any more runs in the inning, as two players were left on base.
Kiana Quolas earned the win for the Chanticleers on the mound after pitching a complete game allowing seven hits, while striking out five and not allowing a walk.
Krista Menke took the loss for the Bison on the mound following 3.1 innings pitched, in which she gave up three hits and three walks, while striking out two.
Leading the way for Coastal was offensively was Kory Hayden, who posted two hits in three at bats. Pierre and P. Goldsack each had one hit in two at bats, while P. Goldsack recorded one RBI.
"We are pleased going home 3-2 because I don't think we played as well as we could have, but it's nice that we have the talent now to pick up wins when we aren't playing our best," said head coach Kelley Green.
"We will get back on the field this week and work on our weaknesses and be better when we play next weekend."
Coastal will return to action next weekend in the Chanticleer Challenge when they play Temple on Friday, Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m. The Chanticleer Challenge is set for Friday through Sunday, Feb. 24-26.