Softball bounces back from two losses with shutout win

Madison Shipman drove in three runs, Melissa Davin went 3-for-3 and Ivy Renfroe tossed an eight-strikeout, two-hitter to lead No. 4 Tennessee past UC Santa Barbara, 5-0, late Saturday night in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif.

Shipman went 2-for-3 with a two-RBI single, an RBI double and a walk. Davin was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a triple off the wall in right center. Raven Chavanne finished 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs. Chavanne also tied her career high with three stolen bases.

Ivy Renfroe (4-0) notched her third complete-game shutout of the season. She struck out eight batters with just two hits allowed. She threw 72 of her 102 pitches for strikes.

Tennessee went 3-2 in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

Chavanne had the best week at the plate, hitting .467 (7-for-15) with three runs, one RBI, four walks and four stolen bases.

Shipman, who hit .353, led the team with five RBIs. Ivy Renfroe made four appearances and two starts, going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 18 strikeouts in 18.2 innings pitched and no runs allowed. Opposing batters hit just .113 off Ivy Renfroe.

Men’s Golf: Tennessee sits in 11th place after round one of the John Hayt Invitational at the Sawgrass County Club in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Led by Oliver Goss, the Vols shot a 6-over par (294) on Sunday.

Goss ended the day with a 2-under par 70 and finished tied for 10th.

Rick Lamb, winner of two consecutive tournaments, finished tied for 38th after shooting a 74. He had a birdie on the seventh hole.

Newcomers Thomas Dunne and Michael Nagy both shot 75s and finished tied for 43rd. Senior Jay Vandeventer shot a 77 and finished tied for 63rd.

Freshman Chad Merzbacher competed as an individual and shot 83.

“We got off to a slow start but it’s still early,” Tennessee coach Jim Kelson said. “We are really pleased with the way Oliver (Goss) is playing in his second collegiate tournament”.

Today’s second round begins at 8 a.m. The Vols tee off at 8:45 a.m. .

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budd#207344 writes:

3-2 for the #4 team in the country isn't good. Remember who you will be playing in the regular season. Need to learn to hit good pitching as well as bad

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