Softball gets first win of season

GO CARDINALS Tina Schulz pitched a complete game for the win.
GO CARDINALS
Tina Schulz pitched a complete game for the win.
GO CARDINALS

Feb. 23, 2014

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Candyce Carter's walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh lifted the Lamar Lady Cardinals to their first win of 2014 as they edged Marshall 3-2 at the Citrus Series Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Sunday.

Lamar (1-6) dropped a 7-0 decision to IPFW in the second game Sunday to finish 1-3 at the event.

"It felt good to get that first win," Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. "Unfortunately, we couldn't carry that over into the second game."

Tina Schulz (1-2) pitched a complete game for the win. The senior right-hander scattered nine hits while walking one and striking out one.

"Tina did a great job today," Bruder said. "I wish we could have gotten her a few more runs, but she came up with the big outs when we needed them."

Schulz also helped her cause with a hit and a run scored.

In the second game, IPFW erupted for six runs in the third inning to snap a scoreless tie and cruise to the win.

"We've had too many games this season where we allow the opponents to have one big inning," Bruder said. "Right now, we're not hitting well enough to overcome that."

Shannon Millman (0-4) took the loss for Lamar.

Lamar returns to action next weekend with five games at LSU's tournament.

"We have to turn things around," Bruder said. "I was really excited about our hitting at the beginning of the season, but we're not having quality at-bats right now. We're hitting too many lazy fly balls and swinging at bad pitches.  We're going to work on that this week."

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