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JSU opens OVC play with a sweep

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JACKSONVILLE, AL -

The Jacksonville State softball team scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 5-0 win over Tennessee State that capped a Gamecock sweep in the first conference series of the season for both teams.

Senior Kelci Johnston went 2-for-3 with four RBI at the plate and junior Tiffany Harbin tossed a complete-game shutout to lead the Gamecocks (16-10, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference) to a series sweep in their conference opener for the third-straight year. They have now won 12 straight against the Tigers (9-19, 0-3 OVC) and are now 25-3 in the all-time series with TSU.

Just one day after Harbin (9-4) no-hit the Tigers in the series opener, the Hazel Green, Ala., native went to work again. She held the Tigers hitless for the first two innings on Sunday before a two-out infield single in the third inning broke up any chance at another no-hitter. She allowed six hits in her seven scoreless innings but struck out 10 batters in her eighth complete game and third shutout of the season.

COURTESY: JSU Media Relations

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