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April 25, 2014
Vol. 55 No. 22

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Susquehanna softball gets kicked by Mules

The Susquehanna softball
team fell to the Muhlenberg
Mules in two consecutive
games on Saturday, April 12.
The losses were their 10th
and 11th of the season, however
the matchup with Muhlenberg
was not a conference
game. The Crusaders lost both
games of the double header,
falling 3-1 in the first and 3-2
in the second.
Junior pitcher Morgan Lewis
opened up the first game,
aiding the Crusaders with seven
strikeouts and two walks.
Lewis only allowed the Mules
to score three runs throughout
the game.
Sophomore outfielder Amanda
Neveroski and freshman
third baseman Lauren Creamer
also assisted the Crusader effort
in the first game, contributing
to the six hits.
Neveroski went one for
three with one run batted in, and
Creamer scored the only run of
the first game in the bottom of
the third for Susquehanna.
Muhlenburg started quickly
scoring two of their three runs
in the second inning.
The Crusaders cut the lead
to just one run in the third inning,
but the Mules tacked on
an insurance run in the seventh
to earn a 3-1 victory.
Susquehanna 2, Muhlenberg
3
Susquehanna struggled to
score runs in the second game as
well, falling to Muhlenberg 3-2.
The Crusaders out-hit the
Mules eight to six, but failed to
execute with runners on, leading
to the one run loss.
Junior first baseman Bridget
Rafter, sophomore designated
hitter Claire Hanratty and left
fielder Anna Heggenstaller all
contributed to the Crusader attack
in game two.
Rafter and Hanratty helped
with two hits each, while Heggenstaller
landed Susquehanna's
only RBI
Freshman pitcher Jamie
Fesinstine pitched all seven
innings of game two with an
outstanding performance. She
allowed six hits while striking
out nine players. She also did
not allow a single walk.
Game two began to pick up
at the top of the fourth inning
when the Mules scored all
three of their runs.
Sophomore second baseman
Taylor Trifiolis drove in
two of the runs with a single in
the top of the fourth.
After a scoreless fifth inning,
the Crusaders fought back in
the bottom of the sixth inning
when an error by Muhlenberg
allowed senior shorstop Sam
LaCoe to reach base.
A second error by the third
basemen allowed the second
and final run to score for the
Crusaders.
Despite scoring two runs in
the sixth, Susquehanna was unable
to push across the tying
run in the final inning and fell
3-2.
The Crusaders will host two
final games before the Landmark
Championships begin.
On Saturday April 26 the
Crusaders will host Drew in
their final Landmark matchup
before the season wraps up.
Following Drew, the Crusaders
will host York on the 29.

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Susquehanna softball gets kicked by Mules

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