April 27, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. - The Lafayette softball program dropped both games of the doubleheader against Boston University on Sunday afternoon. The Leopards fell 2-1 in nine innings before dropping a 3-1 decision in the nightcap. Allison Brown and Kristyn Marinelli each homered to drive in both runs for the Maroon & White. Kelly Lallis collected two hits (one in each contest) to lead the Leopards.
In the first game, Lafayette broke a scoreless tie in the top half of the fourth inning when Brown hit a home run over the center field fence. Marinelli doubled in the next at bat but was stranded there.
Boston answered in the sixth inning with a one-out, Brittany Clendenny round tripper. In the bottom of the seventh, the Terriers threatened with back-to-back two-out singles. Both runners later advanced on a double steal. However, Lindsey Cherry got out of the jam, inducing a ground out to second to end the frame.
Lafayette failed to have more than one runner reach base in the same inning after the fourth. The Leopards almost had a chance in the ninth when Brown reached on an infield throwing error to begin the inning but Marinelli, Bryn Gornick and Melissa Robinson were sent down in order to end the opportunity.
In the bottom of the ninth, with runners on first and third with two outs, BU was able to plate the winning run on a single to right center to come away with the 2-1 extra innings win.
Cherry was the tough luck loser, allowing two runs on nine hits in 8.2 innings of work. She had four strikeouts and three walks.
The Terriers began the scoring in the nightcap, bringing home one run on a sac fly in their half of the third inning. The Maroon & White responded in the fourth as Marinelli homered to center field to tie the game at one.
Boston (29-18, 11-4) broke the tie in the fifth inning, scoring twice. A leadoff double came around to score on a one-out base knock. The second run of the frame scored on a two-out triple to left.
Lafayette (10-32, 4-14) was unable to muster a rally in the sixth or seventh as just one base runner reached, a Lallis single with one out in the sixth, as the Leopards fell 3-1 in game two of the twinbill.
Gornick went the distance, giving up three runs on seven hits in her six innings in the circle. With the defeat, she fell to 3-2 on the season.
The Maroon & White wrap up the 2014 regular season on Wednesday with a non-conference doubleheader against Marist. Game one is set to start a 3 p.m. out at Metzgar Fields.