CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Fairfield University softball team finished up their 12-game Florida trip with a 6-4 come-from-behind win over the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Catcher Tori Reed was the catalyst this morning with three hits and a pair of RBI.
The Stags opened the game with a run in the top of the first inning, taking advantage of an error that started the game after Amanda Ulzheirmer's grounder to shortstop was misplayed. Alisha Marshall provided the bunt that advanced Ulzheimer to second, which Reed followed with a single up the middle to push Fairfield in front.
Chattanooga picked up all of its runs in the third inning, stringing together five hits that included a two-run double and another run-scoring two-base hit. The Stags tied the game with three runs in the fifth inning, the first run scoring when Courtney Hankins drew a bases loaded walk to make the score 4-2. In the next at-bat, Lacey Olaff stepped into the box as a pinch hitter and hit a fielder's choice. A throwing error allowed the two tying runs to score, knotting the score at 4-4.
Fairfield won the game in the seventh inning by plating two runs, a rally which began with Kristin Ball's lead off double. She scored when Reed sliced a single through the left side to put the Stags in front 5-4. Reed would eventually score when Angelina McGuire found open space for a single that provided a two-run cushion.
Destinee Pallotto earned the win in relief, tossing the final two-plus innings of the game and allowing no runs and four hits.