Power hitting leads team to victory over Georgian Court

By Erika White
Sports Editor

April 18, 2013

Photo courtesy of Erika White.

Photo courtesy of Erika White.

After splitting a doubleheader with Shippensburg on the road Saturday, the Lock Haven softball team came back with full force Sunday afternoon, sweeping Georgian Court 3-1 and 5-4.

LHU’s three runs in the first game came off of a home run by Nicole Smith (Milton, Pa./Milton) in the bottom of the third.

Bridgette Clarke (Bloomsburg, Pa./Central Columbia) also had a spectacular performance at the plate in game one going 3-for-3.

In game two, N. Smith smacked yet another home run to centerfield, putting Lock Haven on the board 2-0 in the bottom of the first.

LHU was up 4-0 after six but Georgian Court rallied back and added four runs of their own in the top of the seventh, tying the game.

After ten innings, Alicia Cacciotti (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) drove in the winning run after a hard hit up the middle, scoring the third base runner.

Pitcher Brianna Jennings (Wyalusing, Pa./Wyalusing) took both wins on the day and was named pitcher of the week for the third time this season due to her impressive 18-1 record this year.

Along with Jennings, N. Smith was also honored as player of the week after going 4-for-5 at the plate with 5 RBIs against Georgian Court.

LHU’s next game, and annual Knock MS Out of the Park, is scheduled at 2 p.m. on Friday at Lawrence Field against East Stroudsburg.

Spectators are encouraged to wear orange and donate to the cause.


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