Leafs open Myrtle Beach swing strong behind Reddig gem


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Posted Online: April 14, 2014, 9:01 pm
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Far away from the return of chilly climes to the Quad-Cities area, the Geneseo softball team did more than just enjoy the warmer weather along the Atlantic seaboard.

Opening up their run at the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Monday, the Lady Leafs, and their senior pitcher Jena Reddig in particular, thrived in the nicer conditions as they shut out Corning (N.Y.) 3-0 for their eighth win in 11 games.

Going the distance in the circle, Reddig held the Hawks to four hits — all singles — and struck out 12 with no walks. She helped her own cause at the plate, homering and driving in two runs as Geneseo scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie.

The Leafs' other run in that inning came in on an error as Corning hurler Diane Frampton suffered the loss, allowing six hits and giving up six walks. Maddy Shoemaker was 2-for-3 at the plate for Geneseo, which returns to action today against Langley (Va.).



















 



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