Kennesaw State 2, Bloomsburg 0

May 21, 2005

Kennesaw State got a solid pitching performance from Brittany Matthews and a two-run fourth inning to claim a 2-0 win over Bloomsburg at the NCAA Division II Softball Championship in Salem, Va.

The Owls won their seventh consecutive elimination game in the NCAA postseason. They will face the winner of this afternoon's St. Mary's- San Francisco State game in another elimination game tonight.

Lori Cassell led off the decisive fourth inning for Kennesaw State with a double and Keri McKee followed with a single that was mishandled by Bloomsburg left fielder Stef Kline, allowing Cassell to score from second base.

Husky starter Amanda Smith then retired the next two batters before Kelley Cowart and Chelce Culberson notched back-to-back singles to take a 2-0 lead.

Matthews carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Sara Roba singled to left center. The Huskies managed to get two runners on in the seventh inning, but Owls' center fielder Kelley Cowart made a great catch off of Amanda Breon's bat to end the game.

 
Box score (NCAA)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
                          Bloomsburg vs Kennesaw State
                   May 21, 2005 at Salem, Va. (Moyer Complex)

Bloomsburg 0 (45-10)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Amanda Breon ss..........  4  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   3
Kelly Zarski 2b..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   0
Dee Wolfe 1b.............  3  0  0  0   0  1  3  1   0
Sara Roba dh.............  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   1
 Jess Snader pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Tiff Corliss rf..........  1  0  0  0   2  0  2  0   1
Alyson Taylor c..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  6  0   1
 Sarah McDaniel pr.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Laurel Koster 3b.........  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Jill Homyak cf...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   1
 Tina Jennosa ph.........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Stef Kline lf............  2  0  0  0   1  1  1  0   0
Amanda Smith p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Jaime Wilson p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 25  0  2  0   3  3 18  4   7

Kennesaw State 2 (54-12)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Jen Hunt lf..............  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   1
Lori Cassell 2b..........  3  1  1  0   0  1  2  2   0
Keri McKee 1b............  3  1  1  0   0  1  7  0   0
Cambria McKay c..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  3  1   0
Jennifer Nolan ss........  3  0  0  0   0  0  4  2   0
Kelley Cowart cf.........  2  0  1  0   0  1  3  0   0
Chelce Culberson dh......  2  0  2  1   0  0  0  0   0
 Melanie Foster pr.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Kate Winstel rf..........  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Courtney Matiak 3b.......  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  1   0
Brittany Matthews p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 23  2  5  1   0  6 21  6   3

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Bloomsburg.......... 000 000 0 -  0  2  1
Kennesaw State...... 000 200 X -  2  5  2
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E - KLINE, S.; Nolan 2. LOB - Bloomsburg 7; Kennesaw St. 3. 2B - Cassell.

Bloomsburg             IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Amanda Smith........  3.2  5  2  1  0  4 16 16
Jaime Wilson........  2.1  0  0  0  0  2  7  7

Kennesaw State         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Brittany Matthews...  7.0  2  0  0  3  3 25 28

Win - Matthews (27-4).  Loss - SMITH, A. (18-5).  Save - None.
Umpires - HP: Craig Hyde  1B: Greg Schmidt  3B: Patti Gunst
Start: 12:00   Time: 1:34   Attendance: 322
Game: NCAA9