IUP softball splits double header against Bloomsburg
Published: Friday, April 8, 2011
Updated: Friday, April 8, 2011 14:04
The women's softball team scored three runs in the fourth inning yesterday to defeat Bloomsburg 3-2 in the first game of the double header before dropping the second end of the double header, 6-2
The Crimson Hawks offense was unable to get on the bases until the fourth inning, after giving up two home runs and going down 2-0 in the top of the fourth.
With one out and down 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth, IUP had two runners on base after Marissa Leslie and Megan McCormick were both hit by a pitched ball. Stefanie Poates put the first run on the board with an RBI single. Two more runs were brought in after a two-run RBI single by Kristen Tunno. IUP went on to win 3-2.
IUP pitcher Erin Holloway (14-1) finished the game with two runs off of four hits.
Dee Eppinger was named PSAC Central Player of the Week after sweeping Clarion and splitting a double header with Lock Haven.
Eppinger finished the four games seven for 13 from the plate, knocking in six RBIs, four runs and two homer uns.
However, she was unable to find such luck in the first game of the double header, as she was not able to muster a hit on four plate appearances.
In the second game, the Hawks were held to one hit in the game's first five innings. Bloomsburg brought in three runners in the thrid, and three more before the game was over.
IUP got on the board after a two run home run by McCormick, but lost 6-2.
The Hawks will take the road at 2:30 p.m. today to play Mansfield before returning home at 1 p.m. April 9 to play Clarion.