Megan Elliott Leads No. 2 Softball to Their First Win of the 2008 Postsason
May 16, 2008
The game turned out to be a vicious pitcher's duel as ASU pitted undefeated Megan Elliott against Stony Brook's Alyssa Struzenberg where they both pitched a phenomenal outing going four and a half giving up only four hits between both of them.
The Sun Devil offense finally woke up in the fifth though as they put together a two out rally starting with a lead off walk to Lesley Rogers. A stolen base later Jackie Vasquez pulled the count full before slicing one up the middle to plate
While the meager offense proved to be all the Sun Devils needed for the win, Head Coach Clint Myers stated that 'while the young lady from Stony Brook [Alyssa Struzenberg] pitched a tremendous game, we also didn't stick to our plan. We need to execute more, we need to show that we're better than what we portrayed today.'
Jackie Vasquez also shared the same sentiment stating, 'what happened out there tonight wasn't
Megan Elliott took the win on the night as she allowed only three Seawolves hits and struck out eight as she kept her flawless record alive advancing to 20-0 on the season. On her outing tonight she stated, 'I was definitely jittery out there at first tonight, but I just took a step back and stayed focused. I stayed in my plan and Kristen Miller called the pitch and I threw it.'
The Sun Devils will hit the field tomorrow in Day Two of the Tempe Regional in Game Three where they'll set to face the Hawaii Rainbow Wahines at 2 p.m. in the winner's bracket at Farrington Stadium.
Tempe Regional Game One Results:
(3) Hawaii def. (2) Mississippi St. - 9-7