SOFTBALL: Johnson Reaches 1,000 Strike Out MarkBox Scores
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - NAIA No. 4 Trevecca (34-4, 23-1) defeated Lambuth University (9-22, 6-16) 10-1 and 6-0 on Thursday evening at Trevecca.
Trojan hurler Brittiany Johnson became just the third pitcher in NAIA history to reach the 1,000 career strike out mark. Johnson did so when she sat down her sixth Eagle of the game in the fourth inning. Even more impressive is that Johnson has reached the plateau in just her third season at Trevecca. She transferred from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga after her freshman season.
Johnson (21-1) struck out nine in all in the five inning game. Johnson allowed two hits and unearned run and a walk. Trevecca scored four runs in the first, two in the second, four in the third and Lambuth added a run in the fifth. TNU had 14 hits and two errors and LU had two hits and two errors. Cassady Critchfield was 2-3 with a solo home run. Karli Rush was 2-3 with two doubles, a stolen base, and a run scored. Sara Nicholson was 2-2 with two runs scored, two stolen bases, and a walk. Brittiany Johnson was 3-3 with a run scored, three RBI, a stolen base, and a double. In all, five Trojans had a multiple hit game.
In game two Stephanie Fisher (11-3) continued the stellar pitching with a three hit ballgame through 4.1 innings. Fisher allowed three walks and had four strike outs. She didn’t allow a run. Brittiany Johnson finished the final 2.2 innings with no-hit softball and one strike out. Trevecca scored a run in the third, fourth, and fifth inning before scoring three in the sixth. LU had just three hits and an error while TNU had 13 hits and an error. Ashley Camp was 3-4 with two RBI. Karli Rush was 1-2 with a run scored, a stolen base, and two RBI. Megan Suggs and Cassady Critchfield each were 2-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases.
Trevecca will host Lyon College (10-31, 8-16) on Saturday at 1 p.m.