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TRANSOUTH SOFTBALL -- CU ousted Thursday

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Worth (14-8) had a four-hit shutout into the seventh before Emily Nicholsons solo homer to center. The lefthander walked one and struck out four in her second victory of the day, as Martin Methodist eliminated Bethel University, 9-1.


Courtney Maynard (18-10) suffered the loss for CU, giving up three earned runs on seven hits in 3.1 innings. Allison Blackwood tossed the final 2.2 frames for the Bulldogs.


The RedHawks took an early lead with a run in the first after Katlin White beat out a bunt to start the inning and Worth reached on an infield single. White stole third and scored on Veronika Fukunishis sacrifice fly to center.


MMC broke the game open with three runs in the fourth, thanks to a pair of errors by the Bulldogs.


Chae Ellis led off with a single off the glove of Maynard and Megan McKean grounded to third with one out, but Caity Gray and Sarah Murray were unable to complete the throw-and-catch for the force out at second.


Samantha Queen then doubled to rightcenter, scoring one run, and another came across when Murrays throw to the plate sailed high off the screen behind the plate. Chrissy Darnell followed with another double to rightcenter, giving Martin Methodist a 4-0 edge and ending the day for Maynard.


Ellis walked to leadoff the fifth and Queen hit a two-run homer down the rightfield line with two outs for a 6-0 MMC lead.

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