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Golden Suns Take Series Win Over CBU

Arkansas Tech reached .500 in Gulf South Conference play and moved into third place in the GSC West Division softball standings by sweeping a doubleheader from the Christian Brothers Lady Buccaneers at Bland Field in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday.

The Golden Suns (14-12 overall, 4-4 GSC) defeated Christian Brothers 2-1 and 5-2 on Saturday to complete a 3-of-4 series victory over the Lady Bucs.

Sarah Taylor was the Arkansas Tech heroine in game one. She delivered a two-run double to left-center field in the bottom of the sixth inning and pitched two shutout innings in relief.

Taylor improved to 3-0 in the circle this season with the win.

No comeback was needed in the nightcap. Roxie Palacios put the Suns in front for good with a sacrifice bunt in the top of the first inning. Taylor Gates followed with a two-run home run and the Suns led 3-0 after a half-inning.

The Arkansas Tech pitching combination of Taylor, Chelsea Evanoff and Morgan Rodgers held CBU (11-11, 1-3) at bay the rest of the afternoon. They pitched around nine Lady Buccaneer base hits and allowed just one earned run in the win.

Taylor (4-0) picked up her second pitching victory of the day, and Evanoff was credited with her second save of the season.

Palacios was 3-for-3 with two RBIs in game two. Amy Kilpatrick and Shanda Jimeson were both 2-for-3 with a run scored.

The Golden Suns will host Southern Arkansas for a four-game GSC series on Tuesday and Wednesday. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday and noon on Wednesday. Admission to the Chartwells Women's Sports Complex in Russellville will be free.