July 1, 2006
SOUTH SURREY, B.C., Canada -
Holly Currie allowed two hits over six innings and Lauren Walton went 2 for 4 as the Florida Quicksilver opened the 13th Canada Cup with a 6-0 win over the Delta Sunfire on Saturday. Currie and Walton will now turn their sights toward the Japan Elite, whom the Quicksilver play Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. CT.
Against the Sunfire, Currie allowed two hits while striking out 13 in seven innings of work. She gave up singles in the third and sixth innings. The Pisgah, Ala., native and rising senior struck out at least two batters in five of the seven innings she worked.
Offensively, Currie was 1 for 2 with a walk.
Walton, batting second in the lineup while starting in left field, posted singles in the second and sixth innings and reached on a throwing error in the first.
Rising sophomore Ashley Arcuri started at second for Florida and went 0 for 2 with a walk and a run scored. Rising junior Jorja Bell, meanwhile, came in as a replacement at catcher and grounded to third in the fifth.
Currie earned the win after Florida scored two in the first and four in the second. Walton and Tennessee's Lindsay Schutzler scored with no outs on an error by the Delta Sunfire center fielder.
Schutzler posted a three-run home run in the second, while Walton scored the game's final run later in the inning on another Delta error.
For more information on the Canada Cup, visit www.canadacup.com. Check www.auburntigers.com for the Tigers' participation in the tournament.