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PHU gets big outing from offense while Sabol shines on mound

SEMINOLE — Palm Harbor University used a formula that has worked all season: get great pitching and score a lot. Against Osceola on Wednesday, Emily Hazzard, Madison O'Brien and Megan Copeland led a Hurricanes offense that pounded out 18 hits while Taylor Sabol did the work on the mound in a 10-2 victory.

"Our offense has been doing that all year long," PHU coach Chuck Poetter said. "We have some top-notch hitters and know we can score like that."

PHU jumped on the Warriors, scoring two runs in the first inning. Copeland singled and O'Brien followed a fielder's choice with her own single. Hazzard drove in both with a double.

"I was not happy with their approach (Tuesday) night and barked at them a little bit," Poetter said. "We were more ready tonight."

The Hurricanes added four more in the second inning. Chrissy Taboluv singled and Copeland and Lindsay Fenlon singled to load the bases. O'Brien doubled to score Taboluv and Copeland. After a walk, Hazzard drove in two more to put the 'Canes up 6-0.

PHU continued the offensive barrage as it scored one run in the fourth on an RBI single by Mariah Connolly. In the fifth the 'Canes scored three more on hits by O'Brien and Jackie Katchuk.

Sabol was dominant, giving up just one hit in four innings before being taken out of the game.

"Sabol is a good pitcher that changes speeds well," Osceola coach Calvin Van Auken said. "(Katchuk) calls a good game but we have to be patient."

O'Brien had two doubles, two singles, drove in three and scored three runs. Hazzard had two hits and four RBIs while Copeland finished with three singles.

Osceola was led by Kara Oberer who scored and drove in a run. Meghan Edwards added two hits; Haley Brown had two hits and an RBI.

PHU gets big outing from offense while Sabol shines on mound 04/07/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 11:10pm]
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