Mountain Hawks' Bats Too Hot for Leopards
April 1, 2012
EASTON, Pa. - For the second straight day, Lafayette could not slow down the Lehigh offense, as the Mountain Hawks took both ends of a Sunday softball doubleheader. In the opener, Lehigh starter Emily Bausher held Lafayette to two hits in a 7-0 decision. In the nightcap, Lehigh employed a six-run sixth inning to secure an 11-3 win and sweep the season series.
After scoring 17 runs in Saturday's twinbill, Lehigh's hot hitting continued on Sunday. The Mountain Hawks (19-13, 4-0) scored in pairs, putting up two in the first, third and fourth innings. Jen Colquhoun (3-for-4) and Liz Lucas singled in runs to get things going.
In the third, Lucas drove in her second run of the game with a bases-loaded sac fly and was followed by an infield single from Cassie Waggy that handed Lehigh a 4-0 advantage.
Bausher extended the Lehigh advantage to 6-0 with a two-run homer. She (9-7) threw six innings of two-hit softball, fanning 10 and walking one. Melissa Robinson (3-9) took the loss, allowing seven runs on 10 hits with five walks.
In the second game, Lehigh's six-run sixth inning was the difference. Colquhoun hit her third home run of the series, a two-run shot to right center. Waggy (3-for-5) doubled in two more runs as Lehigh led 9-1 after that frame.
Kristen Berger, who made a couple of diving stops in the field on the afternoon, legged out a triple to right to lead off the bottom of the sixth. Berger's trip home came at a more leisurely pace when Turner smoked a ball over the wall in right field for her first home run of the season.
Campanaro (1-5) was the pitcher of record for the Leopards, giving up 11 runs (eight earned) on 17 hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Rebecca Bliss (7.0 IP, 7H, 3R, 0BB, 5K) collected the win for Lehigh to improve to 7-5.
Lafayette (4-16, 0-4) hosts Wagner on Wednesday in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.