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Bulldogs Fall In Extra Innings

February 15, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. -- Jackson State plated the game's only run in the top of the ninth inning and then held off Butler to capture 1-0 decision in the second round of the 2014 Arkansas Invitational on Friday (Feb. 14).  The extra-inning setback dropped the Bulldogs to 2-4 on the young season.

Butler pitchers Kristin Gutierrez and Leah Bry combined to limit the Tigers to just five hits and no runs through the first eight innings.  But Jackson State broke through in the ninth on a one-out double by Vicki Johnson, and infield ground out and a run-scoring fielders choice by Lyndsey Colvin.

Breea Jamerson, who went the distance on the mound for the Tigers, set the Bulldogs down in the bottom of the ninth to pick up the win.

Butler had runners in scoring position in five of the nine innings and had runners thrown out at home plate in the fourth and eighth frames.  Senior Callie Dennison and junior Kristen Boros paced the Bulldogs' seven-hit attack with two hits each.

Gutierrez pitched the first six innings of the game and blanked the Tigers on four hits.  She had five strikeouts and two walks.  Bry, who took the loss, allowed just two hits over the final three innings.  She had two strikeouts and no walks.

The Bulldogs will play their third game in the tournament on Saturday, Feb. 15, when they face UMKC at 1:30 p.m. (CT).

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