Luff throws 1-hitter in 1-0 FMU win

Luff throws 1-hitter in 1-0 FMU win

SAINT LEO, FL – Senior right-hander Taylor Luff tossed a one-hitter with a career-high 15 strikeouts and she scored the game's only run in a 1-0 win over Nova Southeastern University, Saturday morning (March 8) at the Saint Leo Softball Spring Invitational.  Nova Southeastern came back to defeat the Patriots 5-1 later on Saturday to earn a split of the morning/afternoon doubleheader.

FMU (10-8) will return to the diamond on Sunday to play Palm Beach Atlantic University at 1:30 p.m. and then the host school, Saint Leo University, at 3:45 p.m.

Luff (5-5) allowed only a one-out double in the top of the fifth inning, while issuing three walks.

FMU scored the opener's only run in the bottom of the third when Luff reached on a two-out bunt single.  She moved to second on a single to left field by outfielder Briana Barzola and came home on senior shortstop Kristie Hanewinckel's RBI single to left field.  Hanewinckel finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate.

Nova Southeastern scored an unearned run in the top of the first in the second contest, and eventually built a 5-0 advantage in the top of the sixth.  Francis Marion scored its single tally in the bottom of the sixth when Hanewinckel cracked a two-out triple to right field and scampered home on first baseman Ashley Burney's RBI double to right center.  Burney was 2-for-3 in game two.

Junior righty Katie Carnes (5-3) took the game-two loss as she allowed the five runs (4 earned) on nine hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

 
FMU 1, NSUS 0 (Mar 08, 2014 at Saint Leo, Fla.)
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NSUS................ 000 000 0 -  0  1  0      (10-10)
FMU.................  001 000 X -  1  4  1      (10-7)
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Pitchers: NSUS - VonDoellen J and Bondarenko G; Colburn K.. FMU - Taylor Luff and
Taylor Barrineau.
Win-Taylor Luff(5-5)  Loss-VonDoellen J(3-4)  T-1:45  A-85
Weather: Clear

   

NSUS 5, FMU 1 (Mar 08, 2014 at Saint Leo, Fla)
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NSUS................ 100 202 0 -  5  9  0      (11-10)
FMU.................  000 001 0 -  1  4  4      (10-8)
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Pitchers: NSUS - Thornton R.; VonDoellen J(6) and Colburn K.. FMU - Katie Carnes and
Taylor Barrineau.
Win-Thornton R.(4-3)  Loss-Katie Carnes(5-3)  T-2:45  A-70
Weather: Clear