PC takes two from Crusaders
Monday, April 9, 2007
PC takes two from Crusaders
Tia Lafrieniere went 2 for 5 with 3 RBI, 3 runs scored, including a home run

CLINTON, S.C. - Presbyterian College swept a non-conference softball twinbill on Monday afternoon against North Greenville University at the PC Softball Complex. The Lady Blue Hose claimed game one by the score of 11-6 and then downed the Lady Crusaders 8-3 in game two.

Presbyterian has won three consecutive games and is now 27-12 on the season, while North Greenville falls to 9-31 on the 2007 campaign.

Game One

The Lady Blue Hose had four players finish with multiple RBIs in the 11-6 victory over North Greenville in the first game.

Catcher Laura Tate (Spartanburg, S.C.) led the way for PC, going a perfect 3-for-3 in the game with two RBIs. Michelle Ramsden (Brooks, Ga.) was 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Ashley Ford (Marietta, Ga.) was 2-for-3 with two RBIs of her own.

Paige Cassady (Orlando, Fla.) had only one hit in the contest, but she did manage to knock in two runs.

Presbyterian started off the game by scoring five runs in the first inning. The Lady Blue Hose batted around in the inning with Kellyn Henderson (Simpsonville, S.C.) beginning things on the afternoon for PC with a single through the left side and then fouling out to the third baseman to end the inning.

Presbyterian would not score in the next inning, but tallied at least a run in their final four chances at-bat to secure the victory.

Tia Lafrieniere led NGU in the game offensively, going 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs.

Cassady (13-7) was strong in the circle for the Lady Blue Hose in the win, striking out eight Lady Crusaders.

Krista Yeoman (0-1) lost her first game of the season for North Greenville.

Game Two

Presbyterian started off the second game exactly the same way they commenced the first by scoring six runs in the first two stanzas.

The Lady Blue Hose acquired three runs in the first inning. Ford obtained PC's first two runs when she homered to left center field to bring in Henderson, who had once again started a game with a single for the Lady Blue Hose.

Two batters later, Tate hit a dinger to left field to give PC a 3-0 advantage.

Henderson brought in two runs of her own in the bottom of the second inning when she doubled to left centerfield to bring in Jenny Box (Fruitland Park, Fla.) and Ramsden.

A little while later Jessica Peterka (Sarasota, Fla.) sacrificed to right field to bring in Henderson and give PC a commanding 6-0 advantage.

Overall in game two, Henderson concluded things 3-for-4 from the plate with two RBIs and three runs scored.

The 6-0 lead would prove to be all that PC starting pitcher Mary Gordon (Vernon, Conn.) would need as she pitched her second consecutive complete game victory, fanning seven North Greenville batters in the process.

Gordon (14-4) now has a team-leading 14 wins on the 2007 campaign.

Ashley Warlick took the loss from the circle for NGU, lasting just 1.1 innings for the Lady Crusaders and giving up six earned runs.