Lady Vols shut out South Carolina, 5-0, advance to tourney semis
LEXINGTON, Ky. (UT/WATE) - The No. 2 Seed Lady Vols Softball team made quick work of No. 10 seed South Carolina. Lauren Gibson had an RBI double and Kat Dotson hammered a solo home run in the first to set the tone early. Ellen Renfroe fanned six over seven shutout frames to help Tennessee shut down the Gamecocks, 5-0, in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday.
(44-9) enjoyed a three-run first inning and added runs in the third and the
fifth to control the game from start to finish while Renfroe and the UT defense
contained South Carolina
(32-23) to extend the Lady Vols' streak to 25 straight wins against the
Gibson was 2-for-2 with an RBI double, one
run, two walks and a stolen base. Dotson was 2-for-2 with a solo homer. Raven Chavanne went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs. Madison Shipman and Cheyanne Tarango each drove in one run.
Renfroe (16-4) was outstanding in the
circle, tallying six strikeouts over seven shutout frames. She demonstrated
great command, painting the corners of the strike zone beautifully.
will now face Missouri
(34-10) in the SEC Tournament semifinals on Friday at 3:30 p.m. The game will
be televised on ESPNU and there will be a live audio feed on UTSports.com