JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Senior Amanda Miller drove in the game-winning run in the eighth inning with a sacrifice fly to give Campbell's softball team (27-19, 9-4 Atlantic Sun) a 4-3 eighth inning victory over North Florida (20-26, 4-9 Atlantic Sun) in the team's first game at UNF Softball Complex on April 15 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Melton started the CU extra inning rally with a single. Senior Keeli Michael moved her to second with a single. Senior Katie Hinton reached on an error to load the bases. Miller followed with a shallow sacrifice fly to left field that saw Melton motor home from third with what would end up being the game winning run after a slide around the UNF catcher.
Senior Katie Woodcock (10-1) went the distance for Campbell with nine strikeouts. The nine strikeouts tie her career high. She also did not walk a batter. The eight innings twirled are a career high. UNF's Cortney Radke (18-17) took the loss for UNF. She allowed four runs in eight innings with nine strikeouts.
The Camels struck first with three in the fourth inning. Hinton singled and moved all the way to third on the two base throwing error from the left fielder. Sophomore Sarah Forgacs then homered to left center. The home run was her second of the season. Junior Taylor McGee made it back-to-back with her 10th of the season. The blast was the 29th of her career and tied her with Karlie Love for second most in CU history.
UNF nearly broke through for a run in fourth and would have if not for the great throw by Hinton off the single from Alyson Bailey to nail base runner Lauren Pollack at home.
The Ospreys drew to within one on Mariah Reynolds's two-out two run double in the fifth inning. Kaley Brosky was hit by a pitch and Reese reached on a fielder's choice earlier in the inning for UNF.
UNF used a little small ball to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh inning. Chie Somenya started the inning with a bunt single. A sacrifice bunt moved her to second, a ground out took her to third, she then scored on Jackie Reese's two-out two strike bunt single.