|Final - Softball||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Concordia University (6-11)||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||4||8||1|
|Clermont,FL Minneola Park|
|Concordia University||Indv. Stats||Viterbo|
|2 Players (#13,#34)||Doubles||#20 Thur|
|2 Players (#3,#7)||Home Runs||None|
|Final - Softball||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||R||H||E|
|Indiana U South Bend (3-10)||0||0||0||0||0||4||2||1||7||13||4|
|Concordia University (6-12)||0||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||6||6||3|
|Clermont, FL Minneola Park|
|Indiana U South Bend||Pitching||Concordia University|
|Indiana U South Bend||Indv. Stats||Concordia University|
|#13 McCarty, S||Doubles||None|
|None||Home Runs||#29 Lindsey Pyle|
(Ann Arbor, MI) The Cardinals made the most of the long ball Wednesday afternoon defeating Viterbo 4-0 in Clermont, Florida. The Cardinals launched 2 home runs which accounted for 3 of the team' runs. Amy Trionfi (SR/Allen Park, MI) led the way with a solo shot to lead off the game and Liz Barkel blasted a 2-run shot in the 3rd to extend the Cardinals lead.
The Cardinals defeated Viterbo last week 10-4 and used the same approach this game. The Cardinals jumped on the V-Hawks early and controlled them with effective pitching. Amy Trionfi paced the Cardinals at the top of the order with 2 hits, 1 RBI, and 1 run. Kassidy Grandorff (FR/Chehalis, WA) (2-3) and Elizabeth Barkel (JR/Clinton, MI) (2-3) also recorded 2 hits for the Cardinals.
Jessica England (JR/Fowlerville, MI) controlled the V-Hawks in the circle throwing a complete game win. The Junior only allowed 4 hits and recorded 7 strikeouts. England improved her overall record to 4-3 with the impressive outing.
The Cardinals carried their momentum over to game two of the day against Indiana University –South Bend. The Cardinals led 6-0 after 4 innings but a late game comeback by the Titans led to a 7-6 victory.
The Cardinals appeared to find their offensive rhythm early after a Lindsey Pyle (SR/Pelham, AL) home run in the 3rd inning extended the lead 3-0. Chandler Zavala and Carley Drzewiecki (FR/Traverse City, MI) reached base to start the 4th inning and eventually scored on RBI from Amanda Benezra (SR/La Quinta, CA) and Kali Hill (SO/Grass Lake, MI). The Cardinals would score 3 more runs in the 4th to push the lead to 6-0. The Titans tallied 4 runs on 5 hits in the 6th inning to chip away at the Cardinals lead, 6-4. The Cardinals did not help themselves with 2 errors in the inning which led to several Titan runs. The Titans managed to score 2 runs in the 7th and a run in the 8th to take the lead while the Cardinals could not get the timely hits they needed. The Cardinals left runners on base the last 3 innings of the game leading to the Titans 7-6 victory in 8 innings.
The Cardinals will conclude their spring trip with 4 more games in Clermont, Florida. The Cardinals will play College of Saint Mary and St. Ambrose University on Thursday, March 16th. On Friday, March 17th the Cardinals will face Seton Hill College and Saint Ambrose University.