Lafayette Sweeps Crusader Softball
April 14, 2007
EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette scored 12 runs on 23 hits to sweep Holy Cross, 6-5 and 7-2, in a conference doubleheader Saturday at Metzgar Field. The Crusaders fall to 1-11 in the conference and 3-30 overall while Lafayette improves to 6-6 in the league and 16-14 on the season.
Freshman Amanda Audette (New Bedford, Mass.) went 3-for-6 on the day while Jayme Elliott (Gardena, Calif.), Sheena Stangler (Bremerton, Wash.), Courtney Nealon (Rochester, N.Y.), Natalie Cruz (Manalapan, N.J.), Kelly O'Neil (White Plains, N.Y.) and Amanda Webster (Kenmore, N.Y.) each recorded a hit.
In game one, Lafayette scored first in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead. Holy Cross went ahead 2-1 in the top of the fourth inning when Stangler doubled to right field hitting in Mandy Correale (Peabody, Mass.) who got on base after being hit by a pitch. Then Audette hit in Stangler on a double to left field. The Leopards came back to score two runs in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead, 3-2 and increased it to 4-2 in the sixth inning.
The Crusaders rallied for three runs off of hits from Audette, Nealon and Elliott to go ahead 4-3 in the seventh inning, but the Leopards retaliated with two runs on five hits in their last at bat to win the game 6-5.
In the second game, Lafayette scored one right away in the first inning and then added four more in the second to take an early 5-0 lead. Holy Cross scored two runs on three hits and one error in the fifth inning as Audette singled followed by Nealon getting on after a fielding error by the second baseman. O'Neil then singled to advance the runners. Webster came up and singled to center field hitting in Nealon and Audette to make it 5-2.
The Leopards scored two more runs in the sixth inning and held the Crusaders to just two runs on four hits to win the game 7-2.
Holy Cross will travel to play Hartford in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday starting at 3:00 p.m.