Shipman homers twice in Lady Vols shutout, 8-0

9:58 PM, Mar 12, 2013   |    comments
Ivy Renfroe. Courtesy: UT Sports
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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   ab    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  h  r  er  bb  so  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  h  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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