Softball Claims Run Rule Victory Over Colorado Christian to Close Out Eckerd Tournament

Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications

Amber Johnson (Pictured) Earned Her Third Win of the Season on Sunday by Posting a Five Inning Shutout Win Over Colorado Christian. Photo Courtesy of: Andy Meng.Amber Johnson (Pictured) Earned Her Third Win of the Season on Sunday by Posting a Five Inning Shutout Win Over Colorado Christian. Photo Courtesy of: Andy Meng.

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CLEARWATER, Fla.- After a frustrating pair of games on Saturday where the Palm Beach Atlantic bats were quiet in two losses, the Sailfish took out their aggression on the Colorado Christian University on Sunday morning. Needing just five innings, the Sailfish scored the necessary eight runs while posting a shutout to close out the Eckerd College Invitational with an 8-0 run-rule beat down of CCU.

Freshman right-hander Amber Johnson was once again superb in the pitcher’s circle as she earned her third victory of the season and second of the tournament as the Sailfish return home to Palm Beach County with a 3-4 overall record.

Johnson allowed only three hits and no runs while striking out five batters as she improved to 3-1 on the season.

The PBA offense kicked things in gear following a scoreless first inning by rattling off two runs in the second and another in the third. They ended the contest in the bottom of the fifth by plating five runs to earn the 8-0 win.

Theresa Butler and Kara Anderson collected RBI’s in the two-run second inning while an infield single by Camille Benito brought the score to 3-0 after three frames.

The big five run outburst in the fifth inning was highlighted by RBI singles from Lindsey Johnson and Mackenzie Johnson while Lauren Powell brought home another run on a squeeze bunt. Anderson chipped in another RBI single to finish off the Cougars.

The Sailfish finished with 11 total hits including a 2-for-3 performance from Brittany Jones, Mackenzie Johnson and Anderson.

After five games over the weekend, the Sailfish will now rest up for another busy stretch this coming weekend when they fly to Decatur, Ala. for the Charger Chillout Tournament, hosted by the University of Alabama-Huntsville. The Fish will play six times from Fri.-Sun.

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