04/24/06 — Jenny Jackson hurls shutout for WCU

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Jenny Jackson hurls shutout for WCU

Published in Sports on April 24, 2006 2:08 PM

GREENSBORO -- Western Carolina won both games of a Southern Conference softball doubleheader over UNC Greensboro on Sunday to complete the three-game weekend sweep at UNCG Softball Stadium.

The Catamounts held on for the 5-4 win in game one despite being out hit 12-to-6, then received a complete game shutout from freshman Jenny Jackson and a pair of home runs to take game two, 4-0.

Jackson, a Charles B. Aycock graduate, notched her third shutout of the season by allowing only five hits and striking out three hitters to run her season record to 12-4.

Playing two games on Sunday after inclement weather on Saturday forced the cancellation of the scheduled twin bill, Western (35-16, 12-2) maintained its hold on first place after the College of Charleston -- WCU's next SoCon foe -- won two of three from Furman on the weekend.

The Catamounts won their fifth-consecutive conference series and pushed their current winning streak to five and have now won 11 of their last 12 games.