Softball advances to CSAC championships

By Christopher Ryan
May 9, 2014

After an extra inning of play against Centenary College the Lady Cavs came out on top with a 7-6 walk-off win on Tuesday, April 28. This win not only improves the team’s record to 23-15 but it also secures the cavs a spot in the CSAC championship.

From the first inning the Cyclones had the cavs on their heels with a 2-0 lead until freshman Taylor Mark scored two RBIs bringing in freshman Taylor Gallagher and junior Steph Diegel.”The freshman have become people the team can depend on,” said junior Lea Enoch. “They all work hard on and off the field.” Following Mack’s RBIs freshmen Amber Dietrich stepped up to the plate and smacked a single to the left side to score freshman Natalie Giannascoli and Mack.

“We came into the game prepared to win and we were not taking a loss as an option,” said Dietrich.

By the top of the fifth Centenary caught back up and took the lead 5 to 4. Despite the loss of the lead that did not stop the cavs from taking back the lead 6-5 that same inning.

During the seventh inning sophomore Kaitlyn Cooper hit her team leading fourth triple of the season but got stranded at third. The Cyclones opened the eighth with a single run but they were quickly shut down after that. In the bottom of the eighth junior Becca Miles drew a walk and was then replaced on the base path by Mollie McDougall. Gallagher returned to the game to pinch hit for pitcher Kylie Sharp with a sacrifice bunt to advance McDougall to second. Stepping up to the plate freshman Brianna Milillo knocked a single to right field allowing McDougall to round third and score ending the game.

The Lady Cavs return to the field on Friday against Marywood for the CSAC championship.





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