March 17, 2002

Softball Drops two games at Villanova

March 17, 2002

Game #1: VILLANOVA 6, Brown 1

In the bottom of the first inning of game one, the Wildcats scored six runs on six hits. Freshman Allison Wisniewski (Smithtown, N.Y.) drove in the first two runs for Villanova with two-out single to left-center field with the bases loaded. Sophomore Lisa Krueger (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and freshman Sarah Wall (Hollywood, Fla.) followed with RBI-singles to plate in Villanova's third and fourth runs of the inning. Sophomore Ricci Lugo (San Clemente, Calif.) capped the six-run inning with a bases loaded single driving in the final two runs of the inning.

Wildcat pitcher Theresa Hornick (Edmonds, Wash.) held the Bears without a hit through three innings earning her fifth win of the season. Hornick pitched five complete innings, surrendering only two hits and one earned run.

Brown broke up Hornick's bid for a no-hitter in the top of the fourth inning with a lead-off single by second baseman, Julia Iudicello (McClean, Va.). Hornick pitched out of the jam and escaped the inning without surrendering a run.

Brown catcher Angie Galt (Silver Spring, Md.) led off the top of the fifth inning with a single and scored the Bears first and only run of the game later in the inning on a wild pitch.

Both Wisniewski and Lugo finished the game with two hits and two RBI apiece.

Game #2: VILLANOVA 7, Brown 0

Once again the Wildcats jumped on the Bears in the first inning, scoring three runs on two hits. Carlson set a new Villanova record blasting her 18th career home run. Carlson's two-run homer to right-center field scored senior Heather Garboden (Beaverton, Ore.), who reached base on a single.

Freshmen pitchers Shannon Williams (Allentown, Pa.) and Kristen Haynes (Fairfax, Calif.) combined for the shutout in game two. Williams earned her third win of the season after pitching four complete innings, allowing only one hit, and striking out five. Haynes entered in the fifth inning and threw three shutout innings earning her second save of the season.

In the top of the fourth inning Brown's Laura Leonetti (Fresno, Calif.) led off with double to deep center field to break up Williams' perfect game. Williams pitched out of the jam stranding two base runners.

Villanova added three insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to secure the victory. Sophomore Kristen Strait (Ashland, Ore.) the inning with a double down the right field line. Sophomores Andrea Brown (Las Flores, Calif.) and Robin Flier (Lafayette, Calif.) had back-to-back singles and Wisniewski capped the three run inning with a two-out RBI double.