SC State Drops Softball Doubleheader to Furman

Monday, February 26, 2007

ORANGEBURG, SC – The South Carolina State softball team fell to 1-7 on the year Monday after dropping a doubleheader to visiting Furman -- 7-1 in the opener and 9-1 in the second game.

In the first contest Furman had six hits while committing two errors. Lana Mackey had two hits and two runs batted in for the Lady Paladins whose Blake Murray got the victory.

The Lady Bulldogs had five hits in the opener, but committed five errors. SC State pitcher Channel Thompson, who took the loss, had two hits to lead Coach Antonio Smalls’ team.

In the second game, Furman had eight hits and two errors to three hits and five errors for the host Lady Bulldogs.

Mackey, the winning pitcher for Furman in the second game, again had two hits and as many RBIs for the Lady Paladins, while Krystal Anthony led SC State with two hits. TaTreka Polite took the loss for the Lady Bulldogs.

In addition to losing both contests, SC State had three players to leave the game due to injury. Last year’s top performer Cidney Chester and Keyona Duncan left the game due to hyper-extended knees, while Thompson suffered a dislocated finger. All three players are scheduled to see the team doctor on Tuesday and their availability for Wednesday’s contest at Winthrop is not known at this time.