CACC SOFTBALL TEAMS KNOCKED OUT OF NCAA REGIONAL
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (May 15, 2010) - Georgian Court University, Caldwell College and Dominican College were all knocked out of the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament Saturday. GCU and Caldwell met in an elimination game, with the Lions coming out on top, 2-1. Georgian Court was eliminated a few hours later with an 11-0 loss to Southern Connecticut State. Dominican was upended by C.W. Post, 2-1.
Georgian Court (39-19) eliminated Caldwell (42-16) behind the pitching of junior Diana Sansevera, who held Caldwell to one run on six hits while striking out seven. The game was played at the University of New Haven.
GCU’s Jessica Comiskey led off the game with a double and
scored when a single by Rachel Ruch was misplayed in the outfield,
giving the Lions a 1-0 lead. In the fourth, Caldwell senior Kyrie
Timbrook led off with a single, and junior Patti Garofolo came
through with a double to left that tied the game.
Comiskey hit a one-out triple in the top of the sixth and Sammie Garofalo then singled her home for the go-ahead run for Georgian Court.
Freshman Kourtney Wilson pitched a strong game for the Cougars, allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits while striking out three and walking none in a complete-game effort.
Southern Connecticut then eliminated the Lions later in the day, scoring seven runs in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach. Owl pitcher Jayme Larson allowed only three hits in the complete game victory.
The game was scoreless through four innings until the Owls plated four runs in the fifth inning, with the big blow coming on a 3-run homer by Kristin Whitley.
Dominican (37-16), meanwhile, was facing off against C.W. Post at Dowling College. The contest was a pitching dual between DC freshman Delaney Childers and C.W. Post’s Sarah Kiser, who each allowed only five hits and one earned run in complete game efforts. DC surrendered one unearned run in the third, which gave the Pioneers the victory.
After falling behind 1-0, Dominican tied things up in the top of the third inning on a Cara Piasecki single up the middle. However, C.W. Post scored in the bottom half of the inning to account for the 2-1 final.