Leopards Close Out Regular Season at Rutgers
May 1, 2012
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Lafayette closed out its regular-season slate of games with a non-conference doubleheader at Rutgers on Tuesday afternoon.
In game one, Rutgers' starter Alyssa Landrith threw a five-inning perfect game, retiring all 15 Lafayette batters she faced while striking out four in a 9-0 decision.
The Scarlet Knights (26-27) managed all of the offense they needed in the first inning, scoring five runs off starter Melissa Robinson (4 IP, 9R, 8 ER, 2BB, 1K). The big hit of the inning was a one-out, two-run home run by Brittney Lindley.
Lindley was at it again in the fourth inning, connecting for her seventh home run of the season to give Rutgers a 7-0 lead. In the fifth, Lindsey Currant put away the game with a two-run dinger to give Rutgers the 9-0 win.
Game two was more of the same for Rutgers which used dominant pitching and an potent offense to register an 8-0 victory.
Rutgers scored a pair in the first frame. Chandler Howard (double) and Loren Williams (single) each drove in a run. The Scarlet Knights broken open the game with five runs in the third inning. Ashley Bragg doubled home a score and Kylee Bishop singled in two more as Rutgers recorded an 8-0 decision.
Lauren Murphy and Gwen Turner had the Leopards' hits on the day, singles in the fourth inning against Rutgers starter Noelle Sisco. Sisco threw four innings to get the decision. Alex Campanaro (1-12) allowed eight runs (four earned) on seven hits in four innings in the loss.
Lafayette (13-38) will break for finals before opening Patriot League Tournament Play on May 10. The No. 4 seeded Leopards play No. 1 seed and host Lehigh at noon and will play either at 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. on May 11 against either Colgate or Army.