#TCCSoftball splits at FPU Classic

Alexandra Cook picked up the win vs. Spartanburg Methodist. (photo courtesy of @SusanGunter68)
Alexandra Cook picked up the win vs. Spartanburg Methodist. (photo courtesy of @SusanGunter68)

MARIANNA, Fla. (February 13, 2016) – NJCAA Region 8 No. 10 Tallahassee Community College split a pair of games on day one of the Florida Public Utilities Softball Classic, hosted by Chipola College. 

Tallahassee pulled out a 2-1 win over Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist College then fell to Central Alabama Community College, 7-3. 

In the opener, sophomore pitcher Alexandra Cook went the distance in the 2-1 victory. She allowed only three hits and struck out six. 

A bases-loaded error by Spartanburg Methodist plated Tallahassee's first run of the game in the top of the first. The game remained 1-0 until Spartanburg Methodist tied it up with a fourth-inning run. 

Then, in the top of the fifth, Kristin Gunter's solo homer put the Eagles back in front with what proved to be the game-winning RBI. 

She finished 2-for-3 and also had a single. 

Madisen Blair was 1-for-3. 

In game two, Tallahassee committed eight errors in the 7-3 loss to Central Alabama. 

Raya Moncus took the loss in the circle for Tallahassee, despite not allowing a single earned run. She gave up five hits and walked one while striking out one. 

Blair led the Eagles offensively, going 2-for-3 with a double and a home run. Gunter and Khayreyah Parrish had RBI-doubles. 

Tallahassee will play two more games at the Classic on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. eastern against Hillsborough Community College.