6th ranked Lady Vols crush Winthrop, 8-0

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --Madison Shipman blasted a pair of home runs and drove in five runs, Lauren Gibson hit a two-run shot and Ivy Renfroe tossed four shutout frames to lead No. 6/7 Tennessee to an 8-0, five-inning win over Winthrop on Tuesday at Lee Stadium.

The Lady Vols (22-4) controlled the game from the start thanks to back-to-back homers by Gibson and Shipman in the first inning. Renfroe, the freshly-named Louisville Slugger NFCA National Player of the Week and USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week, had great command in the circle, keeping the Hawks (11-12) in check.

Shipman saw three pitches in the game and went produced a solo home run, a two-run home run and a two-run double to finish a perfect 3-for-3 with a career-high-tying five RBIs. Gibson went 2-for-3 with a two run homer and two runs scored. Raven Chavanne reached base three times with a single, two walks and three runs scored. Chavanne also stole two bases. Cheyanne Tarango went 2-for-3 with one RBI.

Renfroe (9-1) struck out four over four shutout frames. Tarango pitched a scoreless fifth and recorded two strikeouts.

Sutton Watson (8-7) took the loss for Winthrop after giving up the two-run homer to Gibson and the solo blast to Shipman in the next at-bat. Watson did not record an out. Sara Allen allowed five runs over 3.1 innings of relief. Dallas King tossed a scoreless two-thirds of an inning in the loss.

Chavanne opened the bottom of the first with a leadoff single to the pitcher and stole second base. Gibson brought her in and gave UT a 2-0 lead when she drilled a 2-1 pitch from Watson over the wall in left field. The team wasn't even finished congratulating Gibson by the time Shipman took a big swing at the first pitch she saw to send it over the wall and just right of the foul pole for a solo jack.

In the bottom of the second, Tennessee added two more runs. Chavanne drew an seven-pitch walk with one out and stole second base. Two batters later, Shipman pounded another first pitch to left for a two-run homer, her fifth on the year.

Tennessee plated three more runs in the bottom of the fourth to put the game out of reach. With one out, Shipman knocked a two-RBI double to right center to plate Chavanne and Gibson. Tarango followed with an RBI single up the middle to push the Lady Vols' lead to 8-0.

UT is back in action this weekend when it heads to Gainesville, Fla., to play No. 3/4 Florida from March 15-17. All three games will be televised. Friday's game is on Sun Sports/Fox Sports Florida. Saturday's game is on ESPNU. Sunday's game is on Fox Sports Net.

Winthrop at #6 Tennessee
Mar 12, 2013 at Knoxville, Tenn. (Lee Stadium)
Winthrop 0 (11-12)
Player

ab

r

h

rbi

bb

so

po

a

lob

Durante, Teja cf

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Harbin, Jenna ph/cf

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Noble, Kristy 2b

2

0

2

0

0

0

1

1

0

Ryder, Kim pr

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Corn, McKenzi lf

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Schoenfeldt, Chelsey dp

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Eberlin, Kathryn 1b

1

0

0

0

0

1

5

0

0

Glover, Zarne ph

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

White, Alex 3b

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

2

0

Hartfield, Paige ph

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Andrea, Melanie rf

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

Ritter, Kelsey ph

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

DeWitt, Christine c

1

0

0

0

0

1

3

0

0

Zuehlke, Haley ss

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Watson, Sutton p

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Allen, Sara p

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

King, Dallas p

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

16

0

3

0

0

6

12

5

1

Tennessee 8 (22-4)
Player

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r

h

rbi

bb

so

po

a

lob

Raven Chavanne 3b

1

3

1

0

2

0

0

1

0

Lauren Gibson 2b

3

2

2

2

0

0

3

0

0

Madison Shipman ss

3

3

3

5

0

0

3

1

0

Cheyanne Tarango 1b/p

3

0

2

1

0

1

1

0

0

Jennifer Burroughs pr

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Melissa Brown cf/1b

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

Haley Tobler ph

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Melissa Davin lf

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Anna Renfroe ph/lf

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Hannah Akamine c/dp

1

0

0

0

0

0

4

2

0

Lexi Overstreet rf/c

2

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

3

Kat Dotson dp

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rainey Gaffin dp/rf

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ivy Renfroe p

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Whitney Hammond cf

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

21

8

9

8

2

3

15

5

4

Score by Innings R H E

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Winthrop............ 000 00 - 0 3 0

Tennessee........... 320 3X - 8 9 0

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LOB - WINTHROP 1; Lady Vols 4. 2B - L. Gibson; M. Shipman. HR - L. Gibson; M. Shipman 2. HBP - H. Akamine. SB - R. Chavanne 2. CS - RYDER, K.; ANDREA, M..

Winthrop

ip

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r

er

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wp

bk

hbp

ibb

ab

bf

fo

go

np
Watson, Sutton L,8-7

0.0

3

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

0

0

7

Allen, Sara

3.1

6

5

5

2

2

0

0

1

0

16

19

2

6

58

King, Dallas

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

4

Tennessee

ip

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r

er

bb

so

wp

bk

hbp

ibb

ab

bf

fo

go

np
Ivy Renfroe W,9-1

4.0

3

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

0

13

13

4

2

54

Cheyanne Tarango

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

3

3

0

1

16

Win - I. Renfroe (9-1). Loss - WATSON, S. (8-7). Save - None. WP - KING, D.. HBP - by ALLEN, S. (H. Akamine). PB - DEWITT, C.. Pitches/strikes: WATSON, S. 7/4; ALLEN, S. 58/29; KING, D. 4/4; I. Renfroe 54/39; C. Tarango 16/11.
Umpires - HP: Phil Freels 1B: Chris Nabors 3B: Ted Broyles
Start: 5 p.m. Time: 1:22 Attendance: 1072
Weather: Clear, 50s
WATSON, S. faced 3 batters in the 1st.


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