April 18, 2009
EASTON, Pa. - Twelve hits and errorless softball was the perfect combination for a win in game one as the Holy Cross softball team split with Lafayette on Saturday afternoon at Metzgar Fields. Holy Cross won game one, 4-1, before falling to Lafayette, 1-0, in game two. With the split, Holy Cross improves to 10-28 (4-10 Patriot League) while Lafayette improves to 9-21 (5-9 Patriot League).
Holy Cross scored a run in the first, second, fourth and seventh innings to claim a 4-1 victory over Lafayette. Junior Mandy Correale's (Peabody, Mass.) RBI single to center field scored junior Dettey Audette (New Bedford, Mass.) for the first Crusader run of the game. Audette reached first on an error by Lafayette's second baseman, stole second and reached third on a ground out by sophomore Tiffany Medwid (Imperial, Pa.) before scoring on the single by Correale.
The Crusaders took advantage of a Lafayette error to put another run on the board in the second inning. Freshman Camille Trainor (Worcester, Mass.) reached first and advanced to second on an error by the Lafayette centerfielder. Trainor advanced to third on a ground out by junior Elizabeth Foley (Charlton, Mass.) and scored on a RBI single by freshman Gwen Reimer (Pottsville, Pa.) to give Holy Cross the 2-0 lead.
Holy Cross scored one run on three hits in the fourth inning and a run in the seventh inning to take a 4-0 lead. Lafayette scored one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, ending the game in favor of the Crusaders, 4-1.
Audette started in the circle for the Crusaders, pitching seven complete innings and allowing one run on four hits. Kasey Karr pitched seven complete innings for the Leopards, allowing one earned run on 12 Holy Cross hits.
One run in the second inning was all Lafayette needed to take game two, 1-0, from the Crusaders. A single, a walk and a RBI double by the Leopards scored the only run of the game. Holy Cross strung together three hits in the fifth inning, one in the sixth and one in the seventh but was unable to get anyone home, falling to Lafayette, 1-0.
Sophomore Katie Alexander (Tigard, Ore.) pitched six complete innings for Holy Cross, allowing one run on four hits and striking out three. Ali Henry pitched seven complete innings for Lafayette, giving up seven hits and striking out 12 Crusaders.
The Crusaders and Leopards continue Patriot League action tomorrow, April 19, with game one of the doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m.