March 12, 2006
BOCA RATON, FL - Tournament MVP Kim Schweitzer shut down the Florida Atlantic University offense for the second time in as many days as Seton Hall claimed the championship at the 2006 FAU Worth Classic 3-1 at FAU Softball Stadium on Sunday.
Freshman Kathryn Stauffer (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) had a solid outing for Florida Atlantic, allowing solo runs in the first, third and seventh innings and surrendering eight hits in throwing a complete game. Seton Hall became the first team this season to not strike out at least one time against Stauffer and forced the hard-throwing right-hander into a season-high three walks.
Schweitzer gave up one run on five hits in six innings on Sunday before giving way to Jessica Jones with two on and no one out in the seventh inning. On Saturday evening Schweitzer shut out the Owls for eight innings in a 3-0 win and finished the tournament 2-1 with a 0.70 ERA in claiming top player honors.
Florida Atlantic (10-14) put together a rally against Schweitzer in the bottom of the seventh, as freshman Kala Guy (Hollywood, Fla.) led off the inning with a single and moved to third on a double by junior Jen Musillo (Tequesta, Fla.). Jones then relieved Schweitzer and after hitting sophomore Lauren Crandall (DeLand, Fla.) with a pitch to load the bases, Jones surrendered a sacrifice fly to sophomore Charlotte Baird (Hendersonville, Tenn.) to plate Guy and advance pinch runner Amy Bukovich (Boca Raton, Fla.) to third.
A stolen base by Crandall put the tying run into scoring position with just one out but consecutive strikeouts by Jones ended the threat from FAU. Caitlin White scored all three runs for the Pirates (11-11).
Stauffer went 2-1 with a 1.56 ERA in the tournament for Florida Atlantic. Junior Shauna Corso (Seal Beach, Calif.) led the tournament with a .571 batting average, while Crandall finished second at .429.
Florida Atlantic will be back in action March 17th-19th at home in the Parents' Weekend Tournament. Play starts all three days at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, March 10th
Game 1: Campbell 2, Seton Hall 0
Game 2: Bowling Green 7, Seton Hall 5
Game 3: Bowling Green 4, Campbell 2
Game 4: Bethune-Cookman 3, Rutgers 0
Game 5: Florida Atlantic 4, Bethune-Cookman 3
Game 6: Florida Atlantic 9, Rutgers 0 (5 innings)
Saturday, March 11th
Game 7: Campbell 3, Bethune-Cookman 1
Game 8: Rutgers 5, Campbell 4
Game 9: Bowling Green 3, Rutgers 0
Game 10: Seton Hall 3, Bethune-Cookman 2
Game 11:Florida Atlantic 4, Bowling Green 1
Game 12: Seton Hall 3, Florida Atlantic 0 (8 innings)
Sunday, March 12th
Game 13: Rutgers 3, Bethune-Cookman 2
Game 14: Seton Hall 3, Bowling Green 2
Game 15: Seton Hall 3, Florida Atlantic 2