April 11, 2014
Lafayette squares off against Colgate in a three game series this weekend. The conference foes will play a doubleheader on Saturday, starting at noon with game two to follow. The series finale on Sunday is slated to start at noon as well.
The weather forecast for this weekend calls for ideal softball conditions. It is expected to be mostly sunny and a high of 71 degrees on Saturday and partly cloudy with a high of 77 on Sunday.
The Raiders own a 56-35 advantage in the all-time series. The two programs split the season series last season.
The Raiders enter the series 7-19 overall and winless in six conference contests and are coming off a mid-week split against Siena. Katie Bushee powers the Colgate offense by leading the team in a host of statistical categories. She tops the Raiders in average (.318), hits (28), runs (16), doubles (five), triples (three) and stolen bases (11). Marissa Dowling has belted two home runs on the year and has driven in a team-best 15 runs. In the circle, Brigit Ieuert has stated 13 games for the Raiders going 4-9 with a 3.55 earned-run average. Megan Carnase is 1-8 in 14 appearances, including 10 starts. She carries a 4.08 ERA in 58.1 innings pitched.
Kristen Berger tops the Leopards in base knocks (19), doubles (six) and RBI (12). Allison Brown leads the Leopards in batting with a .250 average. She has collected 14 hits on the season including two doubles and one home run. In the circle, Bryn Gornick sports a 4.20 ERA with a 1-1 mark with one save in 10 appearances. Melissa Robinson has started 15 games for Lafayette, working 81.1 innings. She has earned up two wins on the season to go with a 4.65 ERA.
Last Time Out
The Maroon & White were swept by Delaware by identical 3-0 scores on Wednesday. Allison Brown collected two hits on the day for the Leopards. The Blue Hens got to Melissa Robinson early in game one, plating three runs in the top of the first, before she was able to settle down the rest of the way. Lindsey Cherry threw five scoreless innings in game two before running into trouble in the sixth, allowing two runs. She struck seven batters in the game but was tagged with the loss.
Moving Up the All-Time Lists
Melissa Robinson has moved up the all-time charts in her senior season on College Hill. Robinson is now the career record holder in games started with 100 and innings pitched, having worked 661.2 innings for Lafayette. She also sits in second place in appearances with 110. The Philadelphia, Pa. native finds herself fourth all-time in career strikeouts with 263 and wins with 30 career victories.
The Leopards start a 14-game road trip on Tuesday with a doubleheader against Saint Joseph’s. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 3 p.m.