Blue Hens Take Two By Identical Scores
April 9, 2014
EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette softball ran into some stiff pitching on Wednesday, dropping a pair of games by identical scores of 3-0 to Delaware. Allison Brown collected two hits on the day for the Leopards. Lindsey Cherry struck out seven in the circle in a losing effort in game two.
The top of the Blue Hen lineup got to Lafayette starter Melissa Robinson early in game one. Jessica Grisler hit a lead-off double before being plated two batters late by Sarah Bencivenga. With two outs Gabby Klecko knocked a two-RBI single through the left side as Delaware led 3-0.
From there it was a pitchers' duel. Robinson (2-11) surrendered four hits over the next five innings of work, before Bryn Gornick entered in the top of the seventh. Gornick gave up a lead-off walk and then retired the next three Delaware batters.
The Maroon and White threatened in the bottom of the third when Kristen Berger sent a two-out double deep to right field, however Lafayette was unable to score. The Leopards put together another scoring opportunity in the bottom of the sixth. Amy Gebhardt led off the frame with a single and Brown singled to left later in the inning to place two runners on with two outs. The Blue Hens were able to get out of the inning unscathed.
The night cap was more of the same stingy pitching. Lafayette (4-23) was the first team to put together a rally in the bottom of the fourth. Brown and Jenna Kulback reached on base hits with two outs, but a groundout ended the threat.
The Leopards host Colgate in a three-game Patriot League weekend series. First pitch for the doubleheader on Saturday is slated for noon.
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