Suns sweep past Blossoms

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ATU Sports
Paul Smith, Associate Athletic Director

MONTICELLO– Sarah Coronado turned in a five-hit performance, Ashton Sangster clubbed a pair of home runs, and both Megan Goodnight and Kristen Dempsey picked up complete-game wins as the No. 19 Arkansas Tech Golden Suns softball team (34-12, 25-9 Great American Conference) slugged their way to a doubleheader sweep of Arkansas-Monticello (7-36, 7-25), winning the opening game 10-1 in five innings before taking an 8-1 victory in the nightcap.

NEXT UP

  • Arkansas Tech returns to action on Wednesday, April 18, hosting Harding University in a Great American Conference doubleheader. First pitch from the Chartwells Women’s Sports Complex is set for 3 p.m., with live video and statistics available at www.arkansastechsports.com.

SCORING PLAYS

  • Tech 2nd – A. Sangster homered to left field, RBI. (Tech 1, UAM 0)
  • Tech 3rd- P. Mendoza doubled to right center, RBI; B. Bunch scored, unearned. (Tech 2, UAM 0)
  • Tech 3rd-S. Coronado singled to right field, 2 RBI; A. Sangster scored, unearned; P. Mendoza scored, unearned. (Tech 4, UAM 0)
  • Tech 4th – P. Loredo sacrifice fly to cf, RBI; S. Henson scored. (Tech 5, UAM 0)
  • Tech 4th – P. Mendoza doubled to right center; 2 RBI; B. Bunch scored; M. Addis scored. (Tech 7, UAM 0)
  • Tech 4th – A. Sangster homered to left field, 2 RBI; P. Mendoza scored. (Tech 9, UAM 0)
  • Tech 4th – S. Coronado homered to left field, RBI. (Tech 10, UAM 0)
  • Tech 4th – A. Head doubled to left field, RBI; A. Currey scored. (Tech 10, UAM 1)

GAME 1 PITCHERS OF RECORD

  • Winning Pitcher: Megan Goodnight (13-2)  
  • Losing Pitcher: Abigail Leonards (3-17)

NOTABLES

  • Mendoza had three hits, while Sangster and Coronado had two apiece. All three drove in three runs.
  • Goodnight went the distance for her 13th win of the season, tossing five innings and surrendering three hits and one run, fanning two.

SCORING PLAYS

  • Tech 2nd – S. Henson singled to shortstop, RBI; S. Coronado scored. (Tech 1, UAM 0)
  • Tech 5th – P. Loredo sacrifice fly to rf, RBI; B. Bunch advanced to third; A. Maeder scored. (Tech 2, UAM 0)
  • Tech 5th – P. Mendoza reached on an error by 3b, advanced to second, RBI; B. Bunch scored, unearned. (Tech 3, UAM 0)
  • Tech 5th – S. Coronado singled through the right side, advanced to second, 2 RBI; A. Sangster advanced to third; M. Goodnight scored; P. Mendoza scored, unearned. (Tech 5, UAM 0)
  • Tech 5th – J. Knowles singled to second base, RBI; S. Coronado scored; A. Sangster scored. (Tech 7, UAM 0)
  • Tech 7th – J. Knowles doubled to right center, RBI; S. Coronado scored. (Tech 8, UAM 0)
  • UAM 7th – A. Head homered to left field, RBI. (Tech 8, UAM 1)

GAME 2 PITCHERS OF RECORD

  • Winning Pitcher: Kristen Dempsey (9-3)
  • Losing Pitcher: Kaylee Freeman (1-8)

NOTABLES

  • Dempsey picked up the win after scattering five hits over seven innings, surrendering one run and walking one, fanning five.
  • Coronado led Tech with three hits, while Knowles was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

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