Caldwell 2, Le Moyne 0

May 12, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Caldwell junior Jessica Saunders (Glen Burnie, Md./Archbishop Spaulding) struck out 11 in a two-hitter as the Cougars blanked Le Moyne 2-0 in the final game of the day at the NCAA Division II Softball Northeast Regional. No. 2 seed Caldwell (40-9), the defending regional champion, meets the top seed C.W. Post (38-11) in the winners bracket final tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Third-seeded Le Moyne (38-9) meets Bryant (29-16) in a rematch of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship game at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

For Le Moyne, ranked 23rd in the NFCA Division II Coaches poll, senior catcher Kim Kalec (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) registered the only two hits off Saunders. The junior righty struck out seven over the second, third and fourth innings.

Caldwell, ranked 11th in the latest NFCA Coaches poll, broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third. Freshman Alyssa Speno (Waterloo, N.Y./Waterloo) led off with an infield single. She went from first to third on a single by Amy Coker (Pennsville, N.J./Pennsville) and scored on a sacrifice fly to deep left off the bat of Katie Jackson (Pennsville, N.J./Pennsville). Sophomore Stacy Falkowski (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) added an insurance run with a home run to left center in the bottom of the sixth.

Kalec had her hits, both singles, in the fifth and seventh innings on full-count pitches. Sophomore Martha Senko (Pine City, N.Y./Elmira Free Academy) struck out eight and allowed six hits over six innings of work. She dropped to 11-3 on the season.

                               NCAA Softball Championship
                              #23 Le Moyne at #11 Caldwell
                 May 12, 2005 at Syracuse, N.Y. (Niland Athl. Complex)

Le Moyne 0 (38-9)                             Caldwell 2 (40-9)

Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
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Lindsay Spaziani cf........  2  0  0  0       SPENO, Alyssa lf...........  2  1  1  0
Jennifer Winters ss........  3  0  0  0        WILSON, Desiree lf........  2  0  0  0
Kristen DesLauriers 3b.....  2  0  0  0       COKER, Amy 2b..............  3  0  1  0
Sarah Reed dp..............  3  0  0  0       JACKSON, Katie rf..........  2  0  1  1
Kim Kalec c................  3  0  2  0        GODFREY, Kristi pr........  0  0  0  0
Kristi Edmunds rf..........  3  0  0  0       VELARDI, Jackie 1b.........  3  0  0  0
Megan Leppin 2b............  3  0  0  0       DAHL, Anna dp..............  3  0  0  0
Lisa Flow lf...............  2  0  0  0       FALKOWSKI, Stacy 3b........  2  1  2  1
Emma Murphy 1b.............  2  0  0  0        JOHNSTON, Meghan pr.......  0  0  0  0
Martha Senko p.............  0  0  0  0       D'AMICO, Gina ss...........  2  0  0  0
                                              BIRMINGHAM, Kim c..........  2  0  1  0
                                              FLASPHALER, Carrie cf......  3  0  0  0
                                              SAUNDERS, Jessica p........  0  0  0  0
Totals..................... 23  0  2  0       Totals..................... 24  2  6  2

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Le Moyne............ 000 000 0 -  0  2  2
Caldwell............ 001 001 X -  2  6  0
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E - DesLauriers 2(10). LOB - Le Moyne 4; Caldwell 8. 2B - FALKOWSKI(8). HR -
FALKOWSKI(3). SH - BIRMINGHAM(10). SF - JACKSON(2).

Le Moyne                       IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
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Martha Senko  L,11-3.......   6.0  6  2  2  2  8   0  0  0  0   24 28   3  7 116

Caldwell                       IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
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SAUNDERS, Jessica  W,17-5..   7.0  2  0  0  2 11   0  0  0  0   23 25   4  6 106

PB - Kalec(8). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: M. Senko 116/67;
SAUNDERS 106/72.

Strikeouts - Winters 2; DesLauriers 2; Reed 2; Kalec; Leppin; Flow 2; E. Murphy;
WILSON; DAHL 3; D'AMICO; BIRMINGHAM; FLASPHALER 2. Walks - Spaziani; DesLauriers;
FALKOWSKI; D'AMICO.

Umpires -
Start: 5:00p.m.   Time: 1:40   Attendance: 162

Game: NCAAGM4


-- Courtesy Le Moyne, NCAA