OCALA-The College of Central Florida softball team went 4-1 on the weekend at the FPU Classic in Marianna, Fla.
CF embarked on a tough, two-day schedule facing some of the nation's top softball programs, including: Chipola College, Northwest Florida State College and Lake Land College.
The Lady Patriots started the weekend off with a 4-1 win over Salt Lake City Community College. NJCAA Pitcher of the Week Shayne O'Connell didn't allow an earned run on three hits and struck out a career-high 12 in the win. Destinee Lizzmore led CF at the plate with her first of four home runs on the weekend, going 1-for-3 with two runs scored.
CF faced off against NWF in the second of two games on Saturday, blanking the Raiders 6-0. Lizzmore kept it hot at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a pair of homers and five RBI, while Brooke Barlow went 2-for-2 with a home run and two runs scored. The pair of Morgan Cushman (0 R, 3 H, 5 K in 5 IN) and Lindsay Markham (0 R, 2 H, 2 K in 2 IN) shut down the Raider offense.
On Sunday, the Lady Patriots went 2-1 on the day picking up wins against Lake Land College (10-3) and Columbia State Community College (9-4), before falling to FCSAA State Champions Chipola 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh.
On the day, Cushman recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts against Lake Land, while Lindsey White got the win against Columbia State.
CF will be back in action on Tuesday when they head to Clearwater for a doubleheader against St. Petersburg College. They will be back at home on Saturday, hosting Indian River State College for a doubleheader at 1 and 3 p.m