NCCAA Softball Championships Second Day Roundup
April 25, 2008
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
Olivet Nazarene in the Driver’s Seat with Easy Victory Over Judson
Olivet Nazarene University 10, Judson University 2 (5 innings)
ONU at the Plate: The middle of the order got it done for Olivet on Friday as they (Marisa Baker, Caitlin Gidcumb, Erin Meyerhoff, and Rachel Comoglio) combined to go 6-8 with all eight RBI’s including four by Comoglio and seven runs scored. Comoglio connected for two triples while Gidcumb chipped in one three-bagger.
ONU in the Cirlce: Lauren Chessum continued her dominance with a five-inning complete game victory over Judson by allowing only five hits and two earned runs while fanning two and walking one.
JU at the Plate: Nicole Dimiceli continued her torrid pace in the NCCAA tournament with two more hits in three at-bats. Carrie Sensor and Kristin Drueger each added in a hit from the top of the order along with an RBI each.
JU in the Circle: Lizzy Jacobsen earned the starting nod for Judson although it was pretty evident from the start that it wasn’t her day. She allowed eight hits and nine earned runs in 1 1/3 innings pitched. Aimee Ewert came on for three innings and didn’t allow an earned run.
Mid-Continent Bows Out with Tough Loss Versus Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University 3, Mid-Continent University 1
MVNU at the Plate: Kristin Kurelic and Lauretta Wallace each posted multi-hit games for the Cougards with Wallaced driving in two on a triple. Leslie Banicahr chipped in a hit and a run scored.
MVNU in the Circle: Kristin Eyerman went the distance and scattered seven hits but allowed only one run to come around to score. She also struck out five batters in the victory.
MCU at the Plate: Amber Rapert continued to do a solid job from the leadoff spot for MCU with a 2-for-4 showing including an RBI. Meagan Lack added in a two-hit performance as well.
MCU in the Circle: Lack earned the nod and while an admirable performance, she took the loss by allowing six hits and three earned runs to come in while walking one and striking out two.