Chapman University 4 , Louisiana College 3

May 15, 2005

The Lady Wildcats certainly put on a show for the championship game of the 2005 NCAA Softball Championships at the University of Redlands, but the Chapman University Panthers prevailed in the 8-inning battle by a score of 4-3.

The Lady Wildcats opened the scoring in the first inning with a triple from Kayla Hemperley, followed by an RBI-single from Trista Helverson. Louisiana scored again in the third inning with a bomb of a home run over the center field fence by Katherine Horton.

Chapman responded with two runs in the fifth to tie the game. Ashlie Vohs singled to get on base while Kailee Roeser tripled to right center to bring her home. Later that inning, Keely Starr supplied a sacrifice bunt which allowed Roeser to squeeze in at home.

With the game knotted at two, the Panthers created opportunity in the eighth inning with Jill Jeranko's double to left center, coupled with Meredith Cipolla's homerun to left center. Chapman held a 4-2 advantage after 7 1/2 innings.

However, the Lady Wildcats refused to give up. With one out, Sandi Clark hammered a homerun to left center, bringing Louisiana within one. Two outs later, the Chapman University Panthers (34-7) held on for the 4-3 victory and a spot at the final round of the 2005 NCAA Softball Championships in Raleigh, NC. Louisiana finished the year with 34-11 mark.

 
Box score (NCAA)
                       Univ. of Redlands Bulldog Softball
                    Chapman University at Louisiana College
                 May 15, 2005 at Redlands, CA (Softball Field)

Chapman University 4 (34-7)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Keely Starr cf...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Katherine Searing 2b.....  3  0  0  0   1  0  2  2   0
Jill Jeranko ss..........  4  1  1  0   0  1  4  2   1
Meredith Cipolla 1b......  4  1  1  2   0  1  8  0   0
Kim Sanders 3b...........  3  0  0  0   1  1  1  6   2
 Angela Guajardo pr......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Sandra Burns dp..........  4  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Erin Bryant rf...........  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   2
Ashlie Vohs c............  3  0  2  0   0  0  5  0   0
 Allison Lewis pr........  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Kailee Roeser lf.........  2  1  2  1   0  0  1  0   0
Marissa Becerra p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Jennifer Winford p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Totals................... 28  4  6  3   2  4 24 11   5

Louisiana College 3 (34-11)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Kayla Hemperly cf........  4  1  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Trista Helverson 2b......  3  0  1  1   0  0  5  0   0
Sandi Clark p............  4  1  2  1   0  0  1  1   2
Katherine Horton 1b......  4  1  2  1   0  1  5  2   0
 Allison Rieve pr........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Leanne Shanks ss.........  3  0  0  0   1  0  1  1   0
 Michelle Roque pr.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Emillie Collins dp.......  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Lacee Chruma ph.........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Erica Harwell c..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  4  2   3
Misty Roark rf...........  2  0  1  0   1  0  2  0   0
Kim Leggett 3b...........  3  0  1  0   0  0  2  3   0
Melissa Mobley lf........  0  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   0
Totals................... 30  3  8  3   2  4 24  9   6

Score by Innings                   R  H  E
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Chapman University.. 000 020 02 -  4  6  1
Louisiana College... 101 000 01 -  3  8  3
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E - Searing; Helverson; Shanks; Harwell. DP - Chapman 2. LOB - Chapman 5;
Louisiana 6. 2B - Jeranko. 3B - Roeser; Hemperley. HR - Cipolla; Clark;
Horton. SH - Starr 2; Roeser; Helverson. CS - Vohs.

Chapman University     IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Marissa Becerra.....  3.0  6  2  2  1  1 15 17
Jennifer Winford....  5.0  2  1  1  1  3 15 16

Louisiana College      IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Sandi Clark.........  8.0  6  4  4  2  4 28 33

Win - Winford.  Loss - Clark.  Save - None.
Umpires - HP: Aubrey Killinger  1B: Jim Johnson  3B: Dan Wilson
Start: 12 noon   Time: 2:15   Attendance: 109
Becerra faced 1 batter in the 4th.
Game: CU-LAC2



-- Courtesy Redlands