St. Thomas posted its third shutout in three games at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Ga. The Tommies posted 4-0 win over Methodist (N.C.) on Saturday morning.
UST (7-1) was outhit 12-2 and lost 8-0 in six innings to Linfield (Ore.) in round one of the eight-team Gold bracket of the tourney. The Toms play two more Sunday matches starting with a 7 a.m. game against East Texas Baptist.
St. Thomas outscored its first three pool opponents 10-0, with 26-11 hits advantage.
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The No. 21-ranked Tommie softball team scored a pair of Friday shutout wins at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Ga.
St. Thomas (6-0) blanked Willamette (Ore.), 4-0, and edged St. John Fisher, 2-0. Kimmy Hassel's bases-loaded single with two outs in the fifth plated the only runs of the SJF victory. Morgan Murphy threw a three-hit shutout.
The Tommie play Methodist (N.C.) on Saturday morning, and with a victory will move to the Gold bracket for Saturday and Sunday play.
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