TOP TEAMS REMAIN UNDEFEATED AFTER DAY ONE OF 2010 SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
LAKEWOOD, NJ (May 6, 2010) – Top seed Dominican College (35-13) and second seed Caldwell College (42-12) remain unscathed after the first day of play in the 2010 CACC Softball Championship at Georgian Court University. The Chargers will face the Cougars at 2:00 pm with the winner advancing to Saturday’s Championship game. Departing after day one were number five seed Philadelphia University and seven Post University.
In game one, Dominican College defeated eight seed University of the Sciences of Philadelphia 6-1. Junior catcher Nicole Scarillo (South Amboy, N.J.) roped one over the left field fence to put the first two runs on the board. A two run single to center by first year short stop Julie Plante (Swansea, Ma.) pushed the lead to 4-0 in the fourth. USP tallied their solo run with a lead-off homer in the sixth by senior shortstop Brittany Brown (Marlton, N.J.). Dominican took their second victory 4-3 from Holy Family.
While facing off with eight seed Post University, Caldwell's
CACC Player of the Year, senior first baseman Kyrie Timbrook (Los
Gatos, Ca.) lived up to her billing when she blasted a grand slam
to center to launch the
Cougars to a 6-0 advantage in the second inning. In the fourth Timbrook followed a double from senior Danielle Genovese (Livingston, N.J.) with her second home run of the day and 10th of the season. The Cougars finished in five by reaching the 8-0 run rule. Kourtney Wilson (Islip, NY/St. Anthony’s) tallied her 17th victory on the mound.
First year catcher Deanna Myers (Warminster, Pa.) hit a walk-off home-run in the bottom of the 11th inning to advance Holy Family over Philadelphia University in the Tigers' first game of the day. The Rams strung together a pair of runs off a two-out rally in the sixth on hits from sophomore infielder Katie Renner (Berryville, Va.) and sophomore outfielder Sara Romano (Harrisburg, Pa.). Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Holy Family junior second baseman Angela DiBeneditto (Forest Hill, Md.) connected for a lead-off home run to tie the score.
Despite a three run home run in the third inning by sophomore Kelsey Cutler (Gloucester City, N.J.), host Georgian Court opened the day with a loss to conference newcomer Concordia College. The Clippers took the lead in the sixth inning thanks in part to a 3-for-4 performance with two doubles that scored three of the team’s five runs by junior, second basewoman Dena Fredrick (White Plains, N.Y.).
The Lions bounced back to punch their ticket to day two with their sizable, but messy 17-9, six-inning victory over Post University. GCU sophomore second baseman Rachel Ruch (Edison, N.J.) (4-for-4, 4 R, 3 RBI, SB, BB) ended the game with a two-run home run in the sixth, giving the All-CACC first teamer the cycle! Ruch chalked up an RBI triple in the first, a single to center in the second and a fifth-inning double. Sophmore Jess Comiskey (Nazarath, Pa.), senior left fielder Chelsea Long and freshman first baseman Lyndsey PeQueen (Toms River, N.J.) also went yard for GCU.
Thursday's results and the remaining schedule for the tournament are listed below.
2010 CACC Softball Tournament, hosted by Georgian Court - May 6-8, Lakewood, N.J.
Thursday, May 6
Game 1: #1 Dominican 6, #8 USP 1
Game 2: #4 Holy Family 3, #5 Philadelphia 2 (11 inn.)
Game 3: #2 Caldwell 8, #7 Post 0 (5 inn.)
Game 4: #6 Concordia 5, #3 Georgian Court 4
Game 5: #1 Dominican 4, #4 Holy Family 3
Game 6: #2 Caldwell 4, #6 Concordia 0
Game 7: #8 USP 7, #5 Philadelphia 2 (Philadelphia eliminated)
Game 8: #3 Georgian Court 17, #7 Post 9 (6 inn.) (Post eliminated)
Friday, May 7
Game 9: #8 USP (15-27) vs. #6 Concordia (21-16), 12:00 p.m.
Game 10: #3 Georgian Court (34-16) vs. #4 Holy Family (24-22), 12:00 p.m.
Game 11: #1 Dominican (35-13) vs. #2 Caldwell (42-12), 2:00 p.m.
Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 8
Game 13: Game 12 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 11:00 a.m.
Game 14: Game 11 winner vs. Game 13 winner, 1:00 p.m.
Game 15: Repeat Game 14 if necessary