DeSales Softball Wins
Freshman Kate Steiner
PA/Northampton) and junior Amanda
Kensecki (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty) combined for eight hits and seven RBI's
leading the DeSales University softball team past Lebanon Valley College, 10-3,
in the first round of the NCAA Regional Tournament on a chilly Thursday
afternoon at Ithaca College.
The Bulldogs improve to 28-13 with the win and advance to
the winner's bracket second round where they will meet the tournament's top
seed, Ithaca College, at 2:00 pm on Friday
afternoon. The Flying Dutchmen fall to 27-10 with the loss and fall to the
loser's bracket where they will take on Defiance College
in the second round at 10:00 am.
After a scoreless first inning the Bulldogs started its
offensive attack as Kensecki led off the top of the second inning with a single
thru the left side and Steiner got DSU on the board launching a two-run home
run, her eighth of the season, well over the left-field fence, staking DeSales
to a 2-0 lead.
LVC countered with a single run in the bottom of the second
inning, but the Bulldogs answered in the top of the third as sophomore Kerri
Andrews (Bethlehem, PA/Bethlehem Catholic)
ripped an RBI single to left-field plating junior Maddie Roxandich
PA/Bethlehem Catholic) and Kensecki knocked Andrews in with a
double to left center giving DSU a 4-1 lead.
Junior Jamie Pfitzenmayer
NJ/Hunterdon Central) kept
DSU rolling in the fourth knocking in Steiner with a double down the left-field
line and Steiner continued her hot hitting in the fifth plating Kensecki and
junior Kelly Moran
PA/Bethlehem Catholic) with single up the middle.
LVC threatened in the bottom of the sixth inning scoring two
runs with no one out and had runners on first and third with one out before
freshman Jen Lococo
PA/Freedom) got two ground outs to end the threat. The
Bulldogs plated three insurance runs in the seventh as Steiner smoked a triple
to straight away center field knocking in Andrews and Kensecki and scored on a
throwing error by the shortstop to put the Bulldogs on top, 10-3.
Steiner finished the game 4-for-4 (including a home
run and triple) with three runs scored and six RBI's, while Kensecki was also
4-for-4 with three more runs scored and one RBI. Andrews had one hit, one
RBI and two runs scored and Pfitzenmayer also had an RBI in the
victory. Lococo notched her 12th win of the season and her 18th
complete-game of the season scattering eight hits over seven innings, allowing
three runs, walking four and striking out six.
The game on Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm can be followed via
both LIVE Stats and by listening online to Ithaca's local radio station. You can
access both of these options at the following link - CLICK HERE.
Press Release: DeSales Softball Wins NCAA Opener | Posted on: 5/9/2008
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu