MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Blue Raider Softball team wrapped up its fall season on Friday night, besting Motlow State 11-0.
After gathering two runs apiece in the first two innings and two in the third the Blue Raiders posted a five run seventh inning to crush the visiting Lady Bucs.
Corrina Dodd got the start in the circle and pushed the Raider pitching staff to its second shutout of the fall season.
MT went 6-1 in the fall, only being defeated by Tennessee of the SEC in a close 6-2 game last weekend.
Post Game Comments
Head Coach Jeff Breeden
On the win vs. Motlow…
"Summer Burgress played really well defensively tonight. Gracie Kirby made a big line drive out that was huge. Deja Portillo made a sliding catch to take a hit away. Cameran McKenry hits a homer in late in the game in a pinch hit situation. She has shown good power this fall. I thought our pitchers really competed well tonight.They all have come a long way in a few weeks.
On players who impressed him this fall…
"Lani Rodriguez has really played good for us this fall. She has hit well and brings energy to our team. Sydney Heath gives us some real speed at the top of the order. Deja Portillo has had a great fall and Kirstyn Cuccia is hitting better than ever. We have seen maturity in Summer Burgess on defense and Lexi Cushing at the plate. Claire Smith has been huge all fall! She is going to have a banner season. When Jocelynn De La Cruz and Samantha Valentine become 100% healthy, we are going to be a very good team."
On how the fall went…
"Fall season has gone very good for us! I really like our team! They work hard and compete everyday."
On how they can carry this momentum into the spring…
"As you can tell I'm pumped up about this team. We are going to be exciting to watch! We must use the time between now and December to individually become better hitters and accountable team mates. The sky is the only limit for these young ladies!"