2006 NFCA-NAIA Leadoff Classic Day One Recap
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Evangel Blanks Bellevue 8-0
Evangel struck for six runs in the second and third innings and added one each in the sixth and seventh innings for an 8-0 win over Bellevue.
Christianna Nelson started off the four-run second frame with her single to left. Following a walk to Elizabeth LeClaire and an fielder’s choice from Kaylee Nelson, Roni Jimenez reached on an error by the Bellevue left fielder to bring home Nelson and LeClaire. Kim Waltz capped the four-run frame with a double that scored Kaylee Nelson and Jimenez.
Kimberly Williams picked up the win as went the distance and allowed six hits while striking out 10. Chelsey White suffered the loss as she was struck for eight runs on nine hits.
Perez and Yrigoyen Power Mobile Past Brescia 13-3
Mobile got back-to-back home runs from Mayret Perez and Angelica Yrigoyen in the fourth and fifth innings as Mobile broke open a 3-0 lead to take down Brescia 13-3 in the pool play opener for both squads.
Consecutive singles in the fourth helped load the bases for Yrigoyen in the fourth as she launched a grand slam to extend the Rams’ lead to 7-0. Perez followed with a solo shot that nearly cleared the second fences in left center.
The fifth was nearly a mirror image of the fourth as a pair of singles put runners on for Yrigoyen who this time smacked a solo shot for three of her seven RBIs in the game. Perez immediately followed with her second home run of the day for the final margin.
Brescia got a two-RBI double from Samantha Ellis, and Stephanie Coomes followed with an RBI single for the Bearcats’ three runs.
Ann Odum picked up the win for Mobile as she allowed three runs on six hits with five strikeouts. Jenny Hall was tagged with the loss after giving up all 13 runs and 14 hits.
Lee Bats Explode Over Milligan 11-1
Bobbi Easter went 3-for-3 at the plate and scored twice while JaAndrea Hinton and Jennifer Pendergraft both collected a couple of hits apiece and scored twice as Lee knocked off Milligan 11-1.
Hinton and Pendergraft capped a four-run opening frame with consecutive doubles, and the Lady Flames put together another four-run burst in the third on an RBI single from Emily Broyles and a three-run home run from Maranda Mounce.
Lee added three additional runs in the fourth on home runs from Kelly Golden and Bobbi Easter.
Faulkner Plates Six in Eighth to Knock Off Brevard
Faulkner used six consecutive walks in the eighth inning to break open a 5-5 tie and claim an 11-5 win over Brevard in the opener for both teams at the Leadoff Classic.
Faulkner went up 2-0 in the second following a leadoff walk to Heather Dailey and a double by Katie Godfrey. Jessica Tumlinson plated the duo with her two-out single past second base.
Brevard tied the game in the fourth with an RBI double from Katie Thornburg and a run-scoring single from Heidi Morgan. The Tornados broke the tie two innings later as Amber Clontz scored a pair of runs and Kristen Tettemer plated another to make it 5-2.
Faulkner tied the game for the second time in dramatic fashion in the seventh. Facing a full count with two away, Katie Godfrey blasted a three-run home run to left that sent the game into extra frames. In the extra session, Tumlinson singled in a run and then three walks scored three more before Tori Means plated the final run with her sacrifice fly to left.
Early-Inning Offense Lifts USAO to 4-0 Victory
Stephanie Hey had a pair of hits, including an early home run, and scored twice to help lead Univ. of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma to a 4-0 win over Tiffin to open pool play at the NFCA NAIA Leadoff Classic.
Hey, the second hitter in the game, took a 1-2 offering out of the park to put USAO on top 1-0 early. That would be enough runs for Dana Askins as she went the distance and kept the Dragons off the board despite allowing 10 hits.
The Drovers did add some runs in the second as Amanda Cotton singled and Kindra Gregory doubled her home. Askins helped her own cause as she delivered a sacrifice fly to put USAO up 3-0. Morgan Thompson plated the squad’s final run in the fifth on a single to right.
Krista Sowers took the loss for Tiffin as she allowed four runs on 10 hits.
Five-Run Second Propels St. Gregory’s Over Columbia
St. Gregory’s used a five-run second inning and stellar pitching from Sharon Bell to knock off Columbia 9-1 at the NFCA NAIA Leadoff Classic.
Brittany Dojack, Sarah Smith and Michelle Andrew each collected a pair of hits for the Lady Cavaliers, while Sarah Moreau’s 2-for-3, RBI and run scored offensive performance paced Columbia.
Dojack got the five-run second started with her single. Following a walk to Sheena Harrison, Smith singled to score Dojack. Andrew followed with her lone RBI of the game, a single that plated Harrison. Jessie Munson and Nicole Tindall capped the run with an RBI sacrifice and a single to left, respectively.
Bell allowed just one run on three hits with 14 strikeouts in the complete-game outing. Katie McMahon was tagged with the loss as she allowed six runs, five earned, on four hits in an inning a two-thirds. Kendra Koch went the remainder and allowed three runs on seven hits.
Evangel Moves to 2-0 With 8-0 Win
Evangel scored three runs in the first and another four in the fifth as it moved to 2-0 at the NFCA NAIA Leadoff Classic with an 8-0 win over Southern Oregon.
Kim Waltz collected three hits, drove in two runs and scored another three to lead the Evangel offense, while Brooke Ragan and Stefanie Beaverson each drove in a pair of runs.
Waltz opened the offensive attack with a solo home run in the first. Beaverson capped the scoring in the frame with a two-run shot of her own that put the Lady Crusaders on top 3-0.
Bauer started the scoring in the fifth with an RBI single, and Ragan added another two runs on her RBI single. Elizabeth LeClaire capped the four-run frame with a single that scored Julia Thrasher.
Waltz ended the game in the sixth with her walk-off solo home run. Cara Bowling picked up the victory, tossing a five-hit shut out with four strikeouts. Cat Cousins was saddled with the loss after giving up seven runs on nine hits in four and two-thirds.
Jones Hurls Mobile to 3-0 Win Over Oklahoma Christian
Linden Jones didn’t allow a hit and struck out 12, and Maribel Riera launched a two-run home run as Mobile knocked off Oklahoma Christian 3-0 to move to 2-0 at the NFCA NAIA Leadoff Classic.
Mayret Perez led off the fourth with a double, and Riera broke open the scoreless game with a two-run shot. Kristen Hayes added a solo shot in the sixth.
Linzi Farris took the loss after allowing three runs on eight hits in the six-inning outing.
Six Runs in Third and Fourth Innings Propels Olivet Nazarene Over Milligan
Erin Meyerhoff singled home a run in the third and then hit a three-run home run in the fourth to help push Olivet Nazarene over Milligan 6-0 at the NFCA NAIA Leadoff Classic.
That would be all the offense the Lady Tigers would need as Lauren Chessum tossed a one-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts in the win. Jennifer Wise suffered the loss with six runs on eight hits.
Christina Shelton led off the third with a single to center, and Alison Konsoer reached on an error. Meyerhoff brought in a run with her single to left, and Abby Page added two more runs with a single to center.
Meyerhoff capped the fourth with a three-run home run with two outs in the fourth.
Dailey, Tumlinson Blast Faulkner Past Ohio Dominican 8-1
Faulkner got three runs in the third and four more in the fourth as the Lady Eagles defeated Ohio Dominican 8-1.
Ashley Eller got Faulkner on the board with a fielder’s choice that scored Heather Dailey, who reached on a one-out double. Dailey helped the three-run third inning as she added another double, this time scoring Rachael McClure who doubled in Carol Anne Upton. Tulinson started the inning with a solo home run.
The Lady Eagles added four more in the sixth. Dailey hit her third double of the game to leadoff the frame. Katie Godfrey followed with a single, and Tori Means scored Dailey with her single. Ashley Eller reached on an error that scored Godfrey, and Tumlinson’s ground ball that was misplayed at third allowed Means to cross the plate. Upton drove in the final run for Faulkner with a sacrifice fly to right that allowed Eller to score.
Amber Gregory picked up the win, allowing a run on five hits in the complete-game outing. Sara Hutson suffered the loss as she was struck for eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits.
Schweikert Single Lifts Tiffin Over William Penn 5-4
Kristina Schweikert capped a 3-for-4 plate performance with her RBI single in the sixth that gave Tiffin a lead it wouldn’t relinquish in a 5-4 win over William Penn at the NFCA NAIA Leadoff Classic.
William Penn took the early 4-0 lead in the second. Following consecutive singles, Holly Crain plated a run with her single, and Whitney Godwin scored two more with a pair of RBIs.
Schweikert put the Lady Dragons on the board as she scored on Cyla Hawkins’ double in the third. Tiffin tied the game in the fifth as Schweikert doubled with one out and Lauren Williams hit a two-run home run.
Alicia Preston led off the deciding sixth for Tiffin with a single to center. With one out, Schweikert singled to center to score Preston, who advanced on a Mellisa Bowie ground out.
Mehl Sacrifice Fly Gives St. Gregory’s 2-1 Win Over Spring Hill
Laura Mehl’s sacrifice fly to center field brought in Sara Smith with the winning run as St. Gregory’s knocked off Spring Hill 2-1 in eight innings in pool play at the NFCA NAIA Leadoff Classic.
Sharon Bell picked up her second win of the tournament as she went the distance, allowing a run on eight hits with 10 strikeouts.
Sheena Harrison put the Lady Cavaliers on top early as she plated Lacey Owens in the second on a sacrifice fly. Spring Hill tied the game in the sixth as Becky Todd delivered a lead-off single and later scored on a double by Heather Bridges.
As the game went into the eighth, Smith stepped to second under the international tie-breaker. Michelle Andrew walked, and Andrew advanced to third. Mehl then delivered the game-winning single.
Lauren Herrera suffered the loss as she went the distance and have up both runs, one earned, on five hits.
Early Offense Sends Southern Oregon Over Thomas 5-1
Southern Oregon scored four runs in the first three innings, and added another in the fifth, to knock off Thomas 5-1 at the NFCA NAIA Leadoff Classic.
Tanisha Burch paced the Lady Raiders with a hit and three RBIs. Julianne Cree picked up the win, going the distance and allowing a run on four hits with five strikeouts.
Southern struck in the first as Deni Rowley led off with a walk and later scored on Burch’s ground ball to first base following a Leann Foster single.
They continued the offense in the second as Natalie Nielsen doubled with one away and scored on a Brin Tamblin single to right. The Lady Raiders struck again in the third as Burch delivered a double that scored Rowley and Aliesha Spradling who led off with a double and single, respectively.
Lindsey Hansen suffered the loss after giving up four runs on six hits in two and a third innings of work.
Johnson Homer Ignites Five-Run Burst As Trevecca Wins 8-1
Brittiany Johnson’s three-run home run ignited a five-run third inning as Trevecca Nazarene defeated Oklahoma Christian 8-1.
Johnson’s 2-for-4 plate performance included two runs scored and three RBIs. She was one of five Trojans with multiple hits in the contest.
With one away in the inning, Diana Eckert reached on an error, and Chelsea Bailey reached on a fielder’s choice. Evyn Terry singled, and Ashley McCool doubled to score Eckert and Bailey. Johnson then delivered the three-run home run to cap the five-run frame.
The Trojans then put up the exclamation point as Terry added a two-run home run that scored Toni Waynick and Johnson.
Rachel Seeber suffered the loss for OCU, giving up three runs on seven hits in four and two-thirds before giving way to Erin Bryan, who allowed five runs on four hits.
Robertson One-Hits Olivet Nazarene as Point Loma Wins 9-0
Ruth Atkins’ three-run home run and Amy Nanson’s three-run double proved to be all the offense KC Robertson would need as her one-hit shutout propelled Point Loma Nazarene over Olivet Nazarene 9-0.
Robertson struck out four in the five-inning affair, and Nanson and Atkins combined to drive in seven of the Sea Lions’ nine runs.
Point Loma did its damage with one out in the third. Carrie Stewart doubled and Vanessa Parra followed with a single. Amanda Addie drove in one run with a single to third, and Mackenzie Gerke reached on a single to left. Nanson scored another run on her fielder’s choice to short. Atkins then capped the inning with her three-run blast.
The following inning the Sea Lions put up four more as Parra reached on a fielder’s choice and later scored on a single from Gerke. Nanson then brought in Addie, who walked, and Gerke before scoring herself on a single from Paige Powell.
Oklahoma City Wins 2-1 Thriller Over Ohio Dominican
Lelys Gomez’s groundout scored Lacey Neuman, who led off with a double, with the winning run in the fifth as Oklahoma City held off Ohio Dominican 2-1.
Neuman led the offensive charge for the Stars as she collected two hits and crossed home with both of OKC’s runs.
The Stars struck in the third as they took the 1-0 lead on a Cat Calvert hit that was misplayed by the ODU pitcher and allowed Neuman, who singled to lead off the frame, to score.
ODU tied the game in the next frame as Christian Maier laced a two-out single to second that scored Katie Maloney, who led off with a single.
The Stars reclaimed the lead as Neumann doubled and then scored on a Gomez double play ball.
Daria Shembereva picked up the win as she scattered three hits while giving up one run with five strikeouts. Katie Maloney endured the loss as she also allowed three hits while striking out seven.
Windmiller Homer in Fifth Leads William Woods Over William Penn
Ashley Windmiller’s two-run home run gave William Woods the lead, and Nicole Davenport made it hold up as the Owls knocked off William Penn 3-1 in pool play action.
Windmiller led WWU at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. After William Penn took the 1-0 lead on Ashley Brant’s single, Windmiller tied the game as she crossed the plate on Kelly McClure’s single in the fourth.
She followed that in the fifth with the two-run blast that scored Lynnzie Trustee, who led off the inning with a single.
Davenport allowed just the one run on two hits, striking out four over seven innings. JoJo Palmer suffered the loss in relief as she hurled three and two-thirds innings, giving up two runs on four hits.
Mazur’s Three-Hit Shutout Keys UVA-Wise Win
Mallory Mazur hurled a complete-game three hit shutout and Krystal Showers had three hits and a pair of RBIs to lead Univ. of Virginia-Wise to a 3-0 win over Spring Hill.
Mazur only struck out one, but didn’t allow a walk and just the three hits to pick up the win. Stephanie Piggott suffered the loss as she allowed a pair of runs on six hits in five innings of work.
Showers extended a 1-0 lead in the third with a home run, and Shelly Newton doubled and scored on a Showers single.
Three-Run Fifth Sends Thomas Over Bellevue 10-6
Thomas got three runs in the fifth behind a Kate Chernomaz triple and added another in the sixth to break a tie game and hold off Bellevue 10-6.
Thomas opened the game with a four-run first behind a three-run home run from Jackie Bates. Bellevue got on the board in the top of the third, but Thomas answered in their half of the frame with a home run from Joanna Tosh.
After the Night Hawks added an additional run in the fourth to extend the lead to 6-1, Bellevue answered with five in the top of the fifth. Jacque Bowden got the inning started with a single, and Mallory Douglas followed with a walk. Alyssa Towey singled to third, and Tara Buckley drove in a pair of runs with a double to left.
With one out in the frame, Rebecca Albrecht singled to score two more runs and knot the game at 6-6.
Kylie Berryman picked up the win as she allowed six runs on 11 hits in six and two-thirds innings. Whitney Kinman took the loss, allowing eight runs, seven earned, on 11 hits in four innings.
Fisher One-Hitter, Trevecca Bats Take Down Brescia 8-0
Stephanie Fisher hurled a one-hit shutout and got plenty of offensive production as Trevecca Nazarene knocked off Brescia 8-0.
Seven Trojans collected a hit in the game, and of those, five drove in runs. Trevecca picked up three runs in the bottom of the second behind RBI singles from Jennifer Perkins and Maria Trapani.
The Trojans added four more in the fifth as Brittiany Johnson notched an RBI single and Sidney Crews drove in another run on a double.
Brescia’s Holly Barnes allowed eight runs on seven hits in going the complete four and a third innings.
Five-Run Fifth Propels Point Loma Over Lee
Point Loma Nazarene scored five runs off three Lee errors as the Sea Lions prevailed 7-1.
Four players collected multiple hits for Point Loma, with Amanda Addie leading the way with a 2-for-4 performance that included two runs scored.
Jill Webb scored Lee’s lone run in the top of the sixth on a solo home run, one of the team’s two hits off Katie McColeman. Lindsay Ashley suffered the loss for the Lady Flames as she was struck for seven runs, only three earned, on 10 hits.
With two outs in the fifth, the Sea Lions broke the game open with a single, hit batsman and then three consecutive errors. Kammie Cooper and Carrie Steward closed the inning with a pair of singles.
Oklahoma City Takes Down Brevard 11-2 in Five
Seven runs in the first two innings were all Randi Scheer needed as Oklahoma City knocked off Brevard 11-2 in five innings.
Jill Vaughn drove in three runs on a 2-for-2 evening, and Lelys Gomez punched a pair of hits and two RBIs.
Stef Giannetti took the loss for Brevard as she allowed all 11 runs on nine hits.
Cat Calvert kicked off the scoring in the first for the Stars with a double to center. Vaughn followed with an RBI sacrifice. In the second OKC got an RBI double from Rachel Cope and a two-run double from Gomez as they scored five more in the frame.
Vaughn capped the scoring in the fourth with a grand slam following three straight singles from the top of the order.
UVA-Wise Two-Hitter Seals 2-0 Victory Over Columbia
Virginia-Wise got a run in the first and another in the sixth, and Dani Benton hurled a two-hit shutout as the Lady Cavaliers knocked off Columbia 2-0.
Heather Robey, who suffered the loss for Columbia, walked Shelly Newton in the first. Krystal Showers then reached on an error in right field that allowed Newton to come around and score for the 1-0 lead.
UVA-Wise extended the lead following a leadoff walk. Alicia King scored the run with an RBI single to third that scored Charity Gilliam with two away.
Southern Oregon Knocks off Bellevue 11-4
Southern Oregon broke open a 4-4 game in the first with two runs in the second and another four in the fourth en route to an 11-4 win over Bellevue.
Three Lady Raiders collected three hits apiece, while Tanisha Burch and Megan Rock each drove in three runs.
Both pitchers were touched for four runs in the opening frame, but Southern Oregon took the lead for good in the second on an RBI single from Burch. They added four more in the fourth as Burch keyed the charge with a two-run double to left.
Sara Chancellor and Jacque Bowden each went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Bellevue.
Alicia Caudill collected the win in the circle. After allowing the four first-inning runs, she shut Bellevue down the remaining six innings while allowing 11 hits. Chelsey White took the loss as she was touched for 11 runs, 10 earned, on 15 hits.
Four-Run Fourth Sends Oklahoma Christian to 8-2 Win Over Brescia
RBI doubles from Lindsey Edmondson and Morgan Clemmons keyed a four-run fourth as Oklahoma Christian went on for an 8-2 win over Brescia.
The Lady Eagles scored another run in the fifth and two more in the sixth to extend the lead for Linzi Farris who picked up the victory in the circle after allowing a pair of runs on six hits.
Samantha Ellis tied to help her own cause, but to no avail, after going 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and runs scored following a sixth-inning home run.
Hinton Home Run Keys Four-Run Sixth as Lee Knocks Off Olivet Nazarene 4-0
JaAndrea Hinton broke open a scoreless game in the bottom of the sixth with a three run home run, and Bobbi Easter added another in that frame as Lee defeated Olivet Nazarene 4-0.
Jill Webb got the inning started with a single to left, and with one out Kelly Golden walked. Hinton then cleared the bases with her shot that just reached over the right field fence. With two away, Easter followed and delivered a solo shot.
Charli Duff went the distance, allowing three hits and no runs with eight strikeouts. Lauren Chessum endured the loss after giving up the four runs on six hits with six K’s.
Brevard Holds Off ODU Rally for 3-2 Win
Brevard scored three runs in the fourth and held off an Ohio Dominican two-run rally in the sixth for a 3-2 win Friday night.
With one out, Jenny Rollier doubled and two hitters later Caitlin Jascur singled to drive in the run. Heidi Morgan followed with a single, and Abrams Buckheister drove both runners in with her double to center.
Jenelle Trifon made the lead hold up until the sixth when ODU threatened with a pair of runs. Christian Maier and Katalin Beck each singled, and Stephanie Beavers singled to score one while the other crossed the plate on a single to left by Jamie Leffler that was misplayed in left field.
Hey’s RBI double Lifts USAO Over William Penn 4-3
Stephanie Hey doubled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh to give Univ. of Science and Arts of Oklahoma a 4-3 victory over William Penn.
USAO took the lead in the bottom of the first, but William Penn answered to tie the game in the top of the third. The Drovers scored two more in the fourth, but William Penn tied the game again with two runs of its own in the top of the seventh.
Dana Askins led the way for USAO with three hits, a trio of RBIs and a run scored. Ashley Larry paced William Penn with a couple of hits.
Columbia Rally Falls Short as Spring Hill Takes 2-1 Win
Spring Hill took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh and survived a couple of errors and a Columbia rally to knock off the Cougars 2-1.
Dana Kelly led the way for Spring Hill with a pair of hits, while Lindsay Quick drove in the deciding run with a single to left in the seventh that scored Dana Kelly, who crossed the plate with both runs.
With one out in the seventh, Columbia’s Marcie McMahon reached with one out on an error by the shortstop. Following a fielder’s choice, she scored on an error by the third baseman, but the rally came up short.
Stephanie Piggott picked up the victory for Spring Hill, allowing no runs on four hits. Katie McMahon allowed both runs, only one earned, on seven hits in the losing effort.
Brauer Homer Helps Evangel to 9-3 Win Over Thomas
Jami Brauer homered to cap a 2-for-4 day that included two RBIs and two runs scored as Evangel powered over Thomas 9-3 Friday night in LaGrange, Ga.
Brauer’s homer, a two-run shot, tied the game 2-2 in the first inning. The Lady Crusaders took the lead for good in the third with runs off a Kim Waltz triple and a Stefanie Beaverson single.
After adding another run in the fourth, Evangel picked up three more in the fifth and another in the sixth.
Kimberly Williams claimed the win as she allowed three runs on seven hits with 11 strikeouts. Courtney Scruggs suffered the loss as she allowed nine runs on 12 hits over six innings.
Mobile Holds On For 2-1 Win Over Trevecca Nazarene
Mobile scored two runs on a Mayret Perez first-inning home run and Linden Jones held off a Trevecca Nazarene rally as the Rams claimed a 2-1 win and finished pool play 3-0.
Following Perez’s blast, Jones allowed a run on two hits with 13 strikeouts to pick up the win. The lone run for Trevecca came in the top of the seventh as Ashley McCool homered. Jones, however, struck out the next two hitters to seal the victory.
Stephanie Fisher took the loss for the Trojans, giving up both runs on a pair of hits with nine strikeouts.
Point Loma Bats Power Over Milligan 14-2
Point Loma scored 14 runs and pounded out 18 hits as the Sea Lions took down Milligan 14-2 in five innings.
Point Loma got three RBIS from Katie McColeman and Ruth Atkins as they put up nine runs in the first two innings.
McColeman’s two-run double highlighted the four-run first, while Atkins posted RBI singles in the first, second and fifth frames.
Vanessa Para added a home run in the five-run second, one of two hits for her on the night. Three other players posted multiple hits for the Sea Lions, who finished poll play at 3-0.
KC Robertson picked up the win behind a two-run performance on four hits with seven strikeouts. Jennifer Wise was tagged for the loss after allowing 14 runs, 12 earned, on 18 hits.
Shembereva No-Hitter Leads Oklahoma City to 9-0 Win Over Faulkner
In a battle of unbeaten teams in pool play, Oklahoma City’s Daria Shembereva tossed a no-hitter, and Randi Sheer and Cat Calvert added home runs to lead Oklahoma City to a 9-0 victory over Faulkner.
Scheer’s home run caped a five-run third, while Calvert followed with a two-run blast in the three-run fourth.
Shembereva added seven strikeouts while walking four in the complete-game shut-out. Jaime Hester took the loss as she allowed a run on five hits in two innings.
William Woods Survives Tiffin Rally for 5-4 Win
William Woods got four runs in the first and another in the fifth and then held off a Tiffin rally in the bottom of the seventh to claim a 5-4 win in the nightcap of pool play action.
T.J. Quick led off the first with a single. With one out, Melissa White walked and then Lindsay Skwira delivered an RBI single with two outs. Kelly McClure followed and launched a three-run home run that capped the four-run burst.
Tiffin put up a run in the home half of the first, and then cut the lead in half with another run in the fourth. The Owls added another run in the fifth before Tiffin’s last-inning opportunity.
With one away in the frame, Katrina Rorick singled to left. She scored two batters later as Alicia Preston hit a two-run home run. The rally came up short, however, as Mellisa Bowie popped out to right field for the final out.
Samantha Frevert picked up the win as she gave up four runs on eight hits with six strikeouts. April Nietrzeba took the loss, giving up five runs on five hits with strikeouts.
Owens’ Eighth-Inning Single Lifts St. Gregory’s to 1-0 Win Over UVA-Wise
Lacey Owens singled home Laura Mehl with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as St. Gregory’s knocked off Univ. of Virginia-Wise 1-0 Friday night.
Lacey Owens went the first four innings for St. Gregory’s, giving up just two hits. Sharon Bell picked up the win in relief as she hurled a perfect final four frames with nine strikeouts.
Mehl took second base under international tie-breaker rules, and she advanced to third on Jessie Munson’s sacrifice. After Nicole Tindall grounded out to short, Owens laced the two-out single to left to plate Mehl with the winning run.