CLEARWATER, Fla. (January 30, 2016) – Tallahassee Community College finished its opening weekend with a 3-1 record after sweeping a pair of games on Saturday at the JUCO Kickoff Tournament and Showcase.
The Eagles defeated Gordon (Ga.) State College 7-0, in the opener then knocked off NJCAA (DII) No. 8 Illinois Central College, 13-5, in their final game of the weekend.
In Saturday's first game, Alexandra Cook (1-1) pitched a two-hit shutout in the Eagles' 7-0 win over Gordon State.
She struck out five.
The Eagles staked Cook to an early lead, scoring two runs in the third then put the game away with a three-run sixth.
Kristin Gunter was 1-for-3 with a run driven in.
The Tallahassee offense was on full display against Illinois Central.
Blair and Cecchetti both went 3-for-4 while Blair drove in one run and Cecchetti, three.
In the circle, Raya Moncus picked up the win to improve to 2-0.
The Eagles gave Moncus a quick 2-0 lead after an inning then blew the game wide open in the third, scoring nine runs, highlighted by Durham's long ball. Tallahassee finished the scoring with a pair of runs in the fourth.
Tallahassee will return to action on Thursday with its home opener – a 4 p.m. doubleheader against Abraham Baldwin (Ga.) Agricultural College at the TCC Softball Complex.