Le Moyne 3, Caldwell 1

May 14, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Freshman pitcher Sarah Reed (DeWitt, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) earned her fourth victory of the tournament and drove in a run as third-seeded Le Moyne gained its fourth trip to the regional finals in five years with a 3-1 win over No. 2 seed Caldwell at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex. The Dolphins (41-9) will meet top seed C.W. Post (39-11) in the regional championship at 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

Reed struck out five, walked three and allowed three hits to improve to 15-4 on the season and 4-0 in the regional tournament. She also singled home the Dolphins' second run of the contest.

Caldwell (40-11) junior pitcher Jessica Saunders (Glen Burnie, Md./Archbishop Spaulding) blanked Le Moyne 2-0 on Thursday night and held the Dolphins without a run over the first three innings. Le Moyne broke through with two unearned runs in the third inning. Junior shortstop Jennifer Winters (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) reached on a two-out error. Sophomore third baseman Kristen DesLauriers (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) followed up with a single to right. Caldwell's attempt to put out Winters at third squirted free and Winters scooted home with the game's first run. Reed lined the next pitch into left field to score DesLauriers and give her the only runs she would need.

Caldwell, the defending regional champion, plated its only run in the fourth. Katie Jackson (Pennsville, N.J./Pennsville) was hit by a pitch to leadoff the inning. Pinch runner Meghan Johnston (Kirkland, Wash./Lake Washington) moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and Anna Dahl's (Lindenwold, N.J./Camden Catholic) infield single put runners at the corners. Gina D'Amico (Turnersville, N.J./Washington Township) singled to right, scoring the only Caldwell run.

Le Moyne got the run back on sophomore Lindsay Spaziani's (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) solo home run in the top of the fifth. Her third round-tripper of the season concluded a 10-pitch at-bat.

Saunders struck out eight, walked two and allowed only three hits in the losing effort. She finishes the season at 17-6.

Le Moyne and C.W. Post split a doubleheader March 19.

 
Box score (NCAA)
                           NCAA Softball Championship
                          #23 Le Moyne at #11 Caldwell
             May 14, 2005 at Syracuse, N.Y. (Niland Athl. Complex)

Le Moyne 3 (41-9)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Lindsay Spaziani cf......  4  1  1  1   0  2  1  0   0
Jennifer Winters ss......  2  1  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Kristen DesLauriers 3b...  2  1  1  0   0  1  1  4   0
Sarah Reed p.............  3  0  1  1   0  2  0  2   0
Kim Kalec c..............  2  0  0  0   1  1  5  0   3
Kristi Edmunds rf........  3  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   0
Megan Leppin 2b..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  2  1   1
Lisa Flow dp.............  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Emma Murphy 1b...........  3  0  0  0   0  1  7  0   0
Molly Reagan lf..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Totals................... 25  3  3  2   2  8 21  7   4

Caldwell 1 (40-11)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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SPENO, Alyssa lf.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 WILSON, Desiree lf......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 BODROG, Nicole ph.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
COKER, Amy 2b............  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   1
JACKSON, Katie rf........  0  0  0  0   2  0  3  0   0
 JOHNSTON, Meghan pr.....  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
VELARDI, Jackie 1b.......  2  0  0  0   0  1  7  0   1
FALKOWSKI, Stacy 3b......  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  1   0
 GODFREY, Kristi pr......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
DAHL, Anna dp............  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
 PAYNE, Danielle pr......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
D'AMICO, Gina ss.........  3  0  1  1   0  1  1  3   2
BIRMINGHAM, Kim c........  3  0  0  0   0  0  9  0   2
FLASPHALER, Carrie cf....  2  0  0  0   1  1  0  0   0
SAUNDERS, Jessica p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 23  1  3  1   3  5 21  6   6

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Le Moyne............ 002 010 0 -  3  3  0
Caldwell............ 000 100 0 -  1  3  2
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E - COKER(7); JACKSON(5). LOB - Le Moyne 4; Caldwell 6. HR - Spaziani(3).
HBP - DesLauriers; JACKSON. SH - VELARDI(7).

Le Moyne               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Sarah Reed..........  7.0  3  1  1  3  5 23 28 107

Caldwell               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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SAUNDERS, Jessica...  7.0  3  3  1  2  8 25 28 118

Win - Reed (15-4).  Loss - SAUNDERS (17-6).  Save - None.
HBP - by SAUNDERS (DesLauriers); by Reed (JACKSON). Inherited runners/scored:
None. Pitches/strikes: Reed 107/67; SAUNDERS 118/81.
Umpires - HP: Bob DeMayo  1B: Rich Silva  3B: Jim Craig
Start: 12:00 pm   Time: 1:51   Attendance: 233
Game: NCAAGM9


-- Courtesy Le Moyne