St. Joseph's Sweeps Tuesday Twinbill
April 10, 2012
EASTON, Pa. - St. Joseph's claimed both ends of a softball doubleheader with Lafayette on Tuesday afternoon. In the opener, the Hawks never trailed, scoring a run in the first and three more in the fifth en route to a 4-1 win. In the nightcap, a nine-run sixth inning led to a 9-2 decision.
In the first game, Rochelle Christman drove home the Hawks' initial run with a bases-loaded single. In the top of the fifth, St. Joseph's seized control of the game. Lauren Rendon hit a sinking liner to right to score a pair of runners from second and third. The Hawks ran the score to 4-0 when Rendon scored from third on a wild pitch.
On the rubber, Taryn Ashway (9-9) allowed just two hits single to Jordan Parsons and Stacey Dorn in the win. She fanned eight in seven innings. Freshman Alex Campanaro (4R, 3ER, 5H, 1K) took the loss in the circle.
In the second game, it was Lafayette that secured an early lead. Kristen Berger (2-for-3) doubled to right led off the game. St. Joseph's retired the next two batters before Lauren Murphy (2-for-3) singled in Berger for the 1-0 margin. Cody Kugler pinch ran for Murphy, but was gunned down at the plate trying to score on Carly Feiro's single to end the inning.
The Leopards tacked on another run in the third inning. Berger was the impetus again, leading off with her second hit of the game. Murphy came through with another RBI-single to pad the Leopards' lead to 2-0.
That lead held until the top of the sixth when St. Joseph's (15-19) erupted for nine runs on eight hits. The big blow of the inning was a two-out grand slam for Bernadette Moran (3-for-4) that pushed the Hawks ahead 9-2.
Robinson, who cruised through the first five innings, facing only 19 batters in that span, saw 13 batters in the nine-run fifth. She surrendered five earned runs and struck out six. Ashway picked up her second win of the day, throwing four innings of hitless softball.
Lafayette (8-21) returns to conference play this weekend, hosting Colgate in a four-game series. First pitch on both days is scheduled for noon.