Big Innings Lead to 10-8 Win at Temple
April 2, 2013
AMBLER, Pa. - The Leopards used a pair of big innings to claim a 10-8 victory over Temple in the opener of a doubleheader on Tuesday before dropping the nightcap 9-0.
Lafayette pounded out four runs in the second and five in the fourth. Kelly Lallis drew a bases-loaded walk to start the scoring in the second. Kristen Berger doubled home two runs and the Leopards tacked on another with an error to lead 4-1.
Melissa Robinson, who had the day off from pitching, did her work at the plate, doubling home three runs. Madeline Allen added a sac fly to run the score to 8-2. The Leopards scored one more on a passed ball. Lafayette sent 10 batters to the plate in the fourth.
The Owls (12-15) answered with three in the bottom of the inning, two of which came on Ali Robinson's triple. Temple added lone tallies in the fifth, sixth and seventh.
Victoria Vergona'sfirst career home run, a solo homer to right center in the fifth, put the final at 10-8.
Bryn Gornick (2-3) claimed the win, allowing six runs (3 earned) on 10 hits in five innings. Gornick also finished the day 3-for-3 at the plate. The freshman struck out three and walked four before giving way to fellow rookie Kaitlin Perrine (2ER, 2H, 5BB, 1K) for the final two innings. Brooklin White was the loser (7R, 5H, 6BB, 4K).
In the second game, it was Temple with the big inning. Already leading 4-0 after two, the Owls put away the game thanks to a five-run fourth. Sarah Prezioso (2-for-2) plated two runs with a double and Stephanie Pasquale connected for a three-run home run as Temple claimed the 9-0 final in five innings.
The Leopards (7-16) handed the Owls a pair of unearned runs in the second and Temple bolstered the advantage with two more in the third on Leah Lucas's two-run home run.
Brittany Paul broke up the Owls' no-hitter in the top of the fourth with a bunt single. Paul stole second and moved to third on a groundball for the first out of the inning. That was as far as she would advance in the Leopards' lone scoring threat of the game.
Perrine took the loss, surrendering nine runs (7 runs) on six hits with four strikeouts and four walks. Temple starter Jessica Mahoney allowed just the one hit to Paul in the fourth while striking out 10 and walking three.
Lafayette returns home to host Delaware State in a doubleheader on Wednesday at 3 p.m.