Softball swept by Widener University

By Samantha Bokoski
April 23, 2009

On Thursday, April 16, the Cabrini women’s softball team suffered a two game loss against local rival Widener University.

The Widener Pride captured a 7-1 win in the first game and second 3-1 victory in the second game.

“Our game against Widener was an OK game. We had some errors in the field and on the bases that prevented us from winning the second game,” junior exercise science major Cheri Johns said.

Senior Melissa Benedetti launched her third homerun of the season at the bottom of the sixth.

Benedetti over the last eight games drove in nine runs launched three doubles and one triple.

Pitching seven innings, junior Liz Zimmer only allowed one hit through five frames. Unfortunately, in the sixth inning Widener tacked on five runs out of six hits.

Johns commented on the errors made in the sixth inning, “In the sixth inning we had two errors and gave up a few hits but instead of letting Widener take advantage of the situation we were able to get out of the inning with bases loaded only giving up two unearned runs.”

The Cabrini Cavaliers batted first in the second game.

Senior Kristie Sandefur scored a single off of a hit from freshman Angela Shookster. Sandeur is the player of the week for the Colonial States Conference.

Johns, after pitching five innings, only allowed four hits throughout the entire game.

In the sixth inning the Cavaliers ran into two errors, which allowed the Pride to gain a 2-1 lead.

Johns pitched all seven innings for the blue and white, only allowing eight hits and five strikeouts.

Although the score did not have a big gap Johns said, “Three runs isn’t a lot but if you are having trouble scoring runners three runs become a lot.”

The Cabrini College women’s softball returns April 18 against Neumann College at 1 p.m.

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