Gannon 4, West Virginia Wesleyan 3

May 12, 2005

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. ­ Joanna Fergus hit a two-run homer in the top of the first inning as sixth-seeded Gannon upset third-seeded West Virginia Wesleyan, 4-3, in the first round of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament.

Fergus¹ home run also brought in Charity Sharp, who reached base with a walk. Gannon added two runs to its total in the fourth and sixth innings to take a 4-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning.

West Virginia Wesleyan rallied by scoring two runs. After Mandy Sansbury was walked, Tricia McLister was brought into pinch run, and she later advanced to second on a wild pitch.

Katharine Griffin¹s double to right-center brought in McLister, and a single by Kareen Bilotta brought Griffin home who had advanced to third on another wild pitch. The rally ended when Heather Hall grounded out to Lauren Soldner for the game¹s final out.

Soldner pitched the complete game, giving up three runs, seven hits and striking out six batters.

Gannon vs. W. Va. Wesleyan
May 12, 2005 at Highland Hts., Ky.

Gannon 4 (33-16)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Damis, Kristina cf.......  3  0  1  1   1  0  2  0   1
Sharp, Charity lf........  3  1  1  0   1  0  0  0   3
Christ, Steph 3b.........  3  0  0  0   1  1  1  4   2
Fergus, Joanna 1b........  3  1  1  2   0  1  7  1   0
Gerger, Allison rf.......  2  0  1  0   1  0  0  1   0
Corroto, Jaclyn ss.......  4  1  1  0   0  2  2  2   2
Domian, Kristen dh.......  2  0  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
 Benedict, Kaitlyn pr....  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
D'Aurora, Rae Ann c......  2  0  1  0   1  0  6  1   2
Waters, Ann 2b...........  3  0  1  1   0  1  3  1   0
Soldner, Lauren p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
Totals................... 25  4  8  4   6  5 21 12  10

W. Va. Wesleyan 3 (41-17)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Blandford, Ashley 2b.....  4  0  1  0   0  0  4  4   0
Bilotta, Kareen 3b.......  4  0  2  1   0  0  0  5   1
Hall, Heather ss.........  4  0  1  0   0  1  0  2   1
Durst, Miranda dh........  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   1
 Murray, Ann pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Miller, Alyssa rf........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Baise, Sarah lf/ph.......  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   2
 White, Jana pr/lf.......  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Sansbury, Mandy 1b.......  2  0  0  0   1  1 11  0   0
 McLister, Tricia pr.....  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Stallings, Lacy c........  2  0  0  0   1  0  6  0   0
Keith, Meghan cf.........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Griffin, Katharine ph/cf  2  1  2  2   0  0  0  0   0
Sphar, Brittany p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  3   0
Totals................... 28  3  7  3   2  6 21 14   6

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Gannon.............. 200 101 0 -  4  8  1
W. Va. Wesleyan..... 000 010 2 -  3  7  0
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E - Christ(16). LOB - GU 10; WVWC 6. 2B - K. Griffin 2(6). HR - Fergus(10).
HBP - Gerger. SH - Fergus(5); Domian(5); D'Aurora(7). SB - Sharp(12).

Gannon                 IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Soldner, Lauren.....  7.0  7  3  3  2  6 28 30   -

W. Va. Wesleyan        IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Sphar, Brittany.....  7.0  8  4  4  6  5 25 35   -

Win - Soldner (20-8).  Loss - B. Sphar (16-4).  Save - None.
WP - Soldner 2(14); B. Sphar(3). HBP - by B. Sphar (Gerger). Pitches/strikes: None.
Umpires - HP: Dennis Price  1B: Roger Vargo  3B: Dan Krueger
Start: 12:30 pm   Time: 1:45   Attendance: 91
Game: NCAA2

-- Courtesy Northern Kentucky