Parr tallies win No. 300 in CNU win
Captains come from behind in both games to take victories
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Christopher Newport head coach Keith Parr recorded his 300th win leading the Captains on Wednesday as CNU swept a non-conference doubleheader against Bridgewater (Va.) at Captains Park. Parr, in his 9th season at the helm, watched his team come from behind twice to win by scores of 6-5 and 10-3.
The wins, No. 299 and No. 300 for Parr, conclude the regular season for the Captains. CNU is now 34-9 and will learn on May 7th whether they will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. Christopher Newport has already been selected as a host site for regional play.
CNU, ranked No. 12 in the nation, fell behind 5-0 in the opening game, and 3-0 in the nightcap, before storming back for the victories against the 19th-ranked Eagles. The Captains are now 9-1 at home this season.
In the opener, the Captains committed four errors, and four of the five Eagles runs were unearned off CNU starter Melanie Hazelwood. Christopher Newport, down 5-0, erupted for five runs in the fifth inning and then won the game in the bottom of the seventh.
Senior second baseman Jen Falin had plenty to do with the opening-game comeback. Falin doubled with the bases loaded in the five-run fifth to drive in three runs to tie the game, and then won the game, 6-5, with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the seventh.
Hazelwood, who went the distance, picked up the win to go to 6-1 on the year. Bridgewater starter Heather Jenkins, who also allowed just one earned run due to three BC errors, took the loss to fall to 14-4.
In the nightcap, Bridgewater scored three times in the top of the first inning off CNU starter Whitney Haller. The Captains then scored 10 unanswered runs for the 10-3 triumph.
USA South Player and Rookie of the Year, first baseman Sabrina Hill, doubled twice and drove in four runs. Jen Falin also doubled twice, knocked in two runs, and was three-for-three. Falin was four-for-six in the doubleheader with six RBI's.
Haller settled down after the rocky first inning to go the distance and pick up the win. She is now 14-4 on the year. BC starter Aven Thomas took the loss in Game 2 to fall to 10-3.
Bridgewater is now 29-7 for the season and still has four games before the ODAC Tournament.
Parr is now 300-102-1 as head coach of the Captains for a winning percentage of .746. Parr, who assisted Paul Weiss for four seasons before taking the program in 2004, has averaged 33 wins per season. The Captains have gone above the 30-win mark in each of the last six seasons and have reached the NCAA finals the last two years, advancing all the way to the title game last year.