March 5, 2011

Softball Finishes Hampton Lady Pirate Classic Undefeated

The Central Connecticut softball team finished the Hampton Lady Pirate Classic undefeated after beating Rutgers on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils second game of the day, against Brown, ended in a tie after being called for darkness. The game will not be continued. The Blue Devils earned a 7-1 victory over the Scarlet Knights behind the hitting of sophomore Kelsey Barlow. The Blue Devils improve to 5-5-1 on the season after the games.

Game One

Barlow led the Blue Devil offense going three for four driving in two runs and scoring two runs. Barlow's picked up rbi singles in the first and third innings helping Central build a 4-0 lead.

That lead was all the Blue Devils would need for sophomore pitcher Jordan Tingley. Tingley earned the complete game victory to improve to 2-1 on the season. She scattered eight hits and allowed one run, while walking one in seven innings of work.

Freshman Stephanie Chotkevys went two for four at the dish with a pair of rbis and senior Amanda Dilworth hit a solo homerun, her first in a Blue Devil uniform.

Game Two

Central's second game was called because of darkness after the seventh inning. The score was tied at 2-2, and the game will not be finished because both teams were leaving the Hampton Lady Pirate Classic tonight.

Freshman Julie Marks pitched for the Blue Devils going seven innings and allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out three batters.

Senior Erica Koehler had the big hit for the Blue Devils to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh. Koehler singled up the middle to drive home to runs and tie the game for the Blue Devils. She finished the game one for three at the plate.

Senior Amanda Dilworth and freshman Tessa Brown had the other two hits for the Blue Devils in the ball game.

The Blue Devils return to action on Thursday night in an exhibition game against theDutch National team. The game will be played at the University of South Florida.