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The JU softball team remained scalding hot against the visiting Hornets of Delaware State. Winners of seven of their last eight and five in a row, the Dolphins took both ends of a double header last Wednesday to improve to 13-9 in the season.
In game 1, JU struck first in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Third baseman Amanda Schmidt singled to start the inning. Schmidt advanced to 2nd base on a sacrifice bunt by shortstop Ashley Simon and then scored on a double play by Brittany Eppley.
Delaware St. got 2 runs of their own to take the lead in the 5th. JU immediately responded with a run in the bottom half of the 5th to cut the lead to 3-2. An inning later, Sarah Simon belted a solo home run to left field tying the game.
The game remained tied after 7 and moved into extra innings. Senior Sarah Sigrest came on in relief of Eppley at the beginning of extra innings. Sigrest tore through the Hornets line up going 3 scoreless innings while striking out 4. In the bottom of the 9th, with a runner on 3rd, Jacey Warner singled to left for the walk-off RBI.
The Dolphins kept the momentum rolling in game 2 and made short work of Delaware State. The big blow of the game was the Amanda Schmidt grand slam in the bottom of the 2nd. JU added 3 runs in the 3rd and 6 more in the 4th on the way to a 15-0 win in 5 innings.
Center fielder Kayla Ouelette went 3 for 4 in game 2. Amanda Schmidt led the team with 6 RBI. Sarah Sigrest pitched all of game 2 on her way to her 2nd win of the night and 27 straight scoreless innings pitched.
JU had the weekend off before they defeated Tulsa Monday 1-0 on yet another Sarah Sigrest shutout pushing her scoreless innings stretch to 34. They next play host to a double header Wednesday the 14th starting at 4 p.m. vs Florida International University.

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