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Lady Eagles split doubleheader

Doug Spatafore
Sports Information
dspatafo@lhup.edu

February 27, 2014

The LHU softball team (2-2) split a pair of games Sunday, Feb. 23 on the second day of the 2014 Shaw University Challenge.

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Lock Haven opened with an early-morning game against Claflin (3-2). The Lady Eagles lost 3-2 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh, but broke out the bats in game two and soared past Le Moyne (2-2) 8-0.

Pitchers Rachel Mouillesseaux and Jessie Probst combined for five strikeouts in the loss to Claflin.

LHU found itself trailing 1-0 after 1, but Sarah Schwalm’s RBI-single in the top of the third tied the game at 1-1.

The Lady Eagles again found themselves trailing in the sixth, but rallied to the tie. This time it was Michelle Holweger, who got it done at the plate. Her double to right drove in pinch-runner Paige Stuppy to tie the game at 2-2.

With the game tied, 2-2, in the bottom of the seventh, Claflin drove in the winning-run with one out to take home the walk-off victory.

Lock Haven tagged Le Moyne for eight runs on eight hits and blanked the Dolphins 8-0.

Probst led the way with a stellar outing in the circle and at the plate. She threw a four-hitter and walked just one in six innings of work.

Probst helped her own cause with her first home run of the season and with one out in the bottom of the third, she drilled a shot to deep left field. Probst finished 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

Leading 1-0, Lock Haven plated three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Schwalm doubled to left, driving in Probst and the Lady Eagles’ got another home run from the very next batter.

Jodi Weaknecht drilled a two-run homer to center, making it 4-0. It was the first home run of the freshman’s career.

The Lady Eagles tallied four more runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Lock Haven with play six games at the Dot Richardson Spring Games in Clermont, Florida from February 28 – March 2.

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