Stevenson Rallies to Sweep Diplomats

Stevenson Rallies to Sweep Diplomats

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LANCASTER, Pa. – Stevenson rallied scoring four runs at the top of the seventh inning in game two to earn a 5-3 come-from-behind victory and sweep the Diplomats in non-conference softball action on Saturday afternoon. F&M fell to 7-10, while the Mustangs, who won the first game 5-4, improved to 16-12.

In the top of the seventh of game two with two outs on the board and the bases loaded, Lisa Bilski slammed a double that sent home three player to put the Mustangs on top 5-2. Despite recording another run in the bottom of the seventh, the Diplomats could not recover and had to suffer the loss.

It was all about defense for the Diplomats in the game. The squad held Stevenson scoreless until the bottom of the sixth as F&M tallied two runs throughout the frames. Caitlin Elfring picked up an RBI when she singled to first base and sent home Megan Pauley in the first.

It was Chudzik's turn to single and send Pauley home in the third to nab the Diplomats second run. Four innings later, Bilski sent three players home to give the Mustangs a 5-2 edge.

Danielle Murphy was walked in the bottom of the seventh with two outs registered. Pauley smacked a double straight up the middle and sent Murphy home to record the final run of the day and saddle F&M with the loss.

Julianne Roper earned the win with two strikeouts and eight hits.

Sara Damato suffered the loss, allowing eight hits and retiring four batters.

Stevenson took control of game one in the first frame, tallying five runs. Jessica Bandzwolek hit a grand slam to left center field to earn four of the Mustangs' final runs.

Action remained scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when the Diplomats got on the board. Liz Chudzik recorded the Blue and White's first run when she sprinted home on a passed ball. Kelly Marchisio then stepped up and singled to right field plating Elena Stein and Julianne Whitleigh.

F&M added another run in the sixth as Megan Pauley hit a sacrifice fly to left field and Stein touched home. The Diplomats could not muster another run, however, and had to settle for a one-run loss.

Sarah Moelter nabbed the win, allowing six hits and fanning four batters.

Chudzik took the loss, allowing two hits and striking out two.

Pauley collected two runs and two RBIs on the day and Chudzik tallied a run and an RBI.

The Diplomats host a Centennial Conference double header with Gettysburg on Tuesday, April 13. The first game is slated for 3:30 p.m.


Stevenson 5, Franklin & Marshall 4 (Apr 10, 2010 at Lancaster, Pa.) (Game 1)
Stevenson...........   500 000 0 - 5 2 0 (4-12)
Franklin & Marshall 000 301 0 - 4 10 1 (7-9)

Pitchers: Stevenson - Sarah Moelter; Julianne Roper(5) and Lauren Davis.Franklin & Marshall -Liz Chudzik; Sara Damato(5) and Amanda Schellaci.
Win-Sarah Moelter(8-4) Loss-Liz Chudzik(4-6) T-1:48 A-33
HR STE - Jessica Bandzwolek.
Weather: Chilly, Sunny
Game: SB0410A


Stevenson 5, Franklin & Marshall 3 (Apr 10, 2010 at Lancaster, Pa.) (Game 2)
Stevenson...........   000 001 4 - 5 8 0 (15-13)
Franklin & Marshall 101 000 1 - 3 8 4 (7-10)
Pitchers: Stevenson - Julianne Roper and Sara DiMeglio. Franklin & Marshall - Sara Damato;
Liz Chudzik(7) and Amanda Schellaci.
Win-Julianne Roper(7-3) Loss-Sara Damato(3-4) T-1:30 A-48
Weather: Sunny, Chilly
Game: SB0410B