C.W. Post 3, Dowling
C.W. Post 3, Dowling 0May 12, 2005
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Freshman Samantha Yodowitz (Suffern, N.Y./Suffern) tossed a seven-hit shutout to lead top seed C.W. Post into the winners' bracket final with a 3-0 win over No. 4 Dowling in the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional at Le Moyne College. The Pioneers (38-11) meet the winner of this evening's Caldwell/Le Moyne game in tomorrow's winners' bracket game at 2:30. Dowling (33-19) plays New Haven in an elimination round game at noon Friday.
Yodowitz needed just 77 pitches, 63 of which were thrown for strikes, to improve to 16-4 on the season. She struck out six and did not walk a batter.
Junior Joanna Moccia (Glen Cove, N.Y./Glen Cove) singled home the first run in the bottom of the third. Junior Kelsey Walker (West Hills, Calif./El Camino Real) blasted a two-run home run to left that scored the other two runs for the Pioneers. Freshman first baseman Holly Eringis (Tewksbury, Mass./Central Catholic) had two of C.W. Post's nine hits.
Senior second baseman Kristen Rivers (Farmingville, N.Y./Sachem) had two hits for Dowling.
All Northeast Regional are played at Le Moyne College's Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex. Tickets are available at the gate. Adult admission is $5, $3 for students and senior citizens. No complimentary passes will be issued.
Tournament updates are available at http://www.lemoyne.edu/athletics/softball.asp and boxscores will be posted at http://www.lemoyne.edu/athletics/softball/ncaa_regional.asp, the Le Moyne athletics hotline will post game information and any weather delays at (315) 445-4410 ext. 2
Dowling 000 000 0 - 0-7-0
C.W. Post 001 002 x - 3-9-0
Dowling (33-19) - Jackie Rogers (L, 18-8) and Anjelica Pappin
C.W. Post (38-11) - Samantha Yodowitz (W, 16-4) and Krystle Scala
2B - Jackie Legnon (Dowling), Kristen Berdinka (C.W. Post)
3B - Jennifer Freyer (Dowling)
HR - Kelsey Walker (C.W. Post)
-- Courtesy Le Moyne