C.W. Post 2, Caldwell 1

May 13, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Senior Kristen Berdinka (Westhampton, N.Y./Westhampton Beach) belted a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth to propel top seed C.W. Post into the Northeast Regional championship game 2-1 over No. 2 seed Caldwell. The Pioneers (39-11) advance to tomorrow's 2:30 p.m. final.

In the third one-run game of the day, all three runs came via the long ball. Caldwell junior rightfielder Katie Jackson (Pennsville, N.J./Pennsville) deposited a 1-1 pitch in the top of the fourth from C.W. Post freshman starter Samantha Yodowitz (Suffern, N.Y./Suffern) over the fence in center.

The Pioneers scored all the runs they would need in the bottom of the sixth. Freshman Kelsey Cooley (Syracuse, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse) led off the inning with a double to left center. After a groundout, Berdinka, the No. 9 hitter in the lineup, pulled on 0-1 pitch beyond the left field fence for her fifth home run of the season.

Sophomore Danielle Stallone (East Meadow, N.Y./Holy Trinity) pitched three and 2/3 innings of scoreless, two-hit relief for her ninth win of the season. Caldwell sophomore Anna Dahl (Lindenwold, N.J./Camden Catholic) struck out seven and allowed just three hits in her fifth setback of the season.

Tournament updates are available at http://www.lemoyne.edu/athletics/softball.asp and boxscores will be posted at http://www.lemoyne.edu/athletics/softball/ncaa_regional.asp, the Le Moyne athletics hotline will post game information and any weather delays at (315) 445-4410 ext. 2.

 #11 Caldwell vs #18 C.W. Post
 May 13, 2005 at Syracuse, N.Y. (Niland Athl. Complex)

Caldwell 1 (40-10)                            C.W. Post 2 (39-11)

Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
SPENO, Alyssa lf...........  4  0  1  0       Yodowitz, S. p/dp..........  3  0  0  0
 NEELY, Sara lf............  0  0  0  0       Moccia, J. 2b..............  3  0  0  0
COKER, Amy 2b..............  3  0  0  0       Fisher, J. rf..............  3  0  0  0
JACKSON, Katie rf..........  2  1  1  1       Scala, K. c................  2  0  0  0
 JOHNSTON, Meghan pr.......  0  0  0  0       Eringis, H. 1b.............  3  0  0  0
VELARDI, Jackie c..........  2  0  1  0       Walker, K. cf..............  1  0  0  0
DAHL, Anna p...............  3  0  0  0       Cooley, K. ss..............  2  1  1  0
FALKOWSKI, Stacy 3b........  3  0  0  0       Younes, K. 3b..............  2  0  0  0
BODROG, Nicole dp..........  3  0  1  0       Berdinka, K. lf............  2  1  2  2
D'AMICO, Gina ss...........  3  0  0  0        Stallone, D. p............  0  0  0  0
BIRMINGHAM, Kim 1b.........  3  0  2  0
FLASPHALER, Carrie cf......  0  0  0  0
Totals..................... 26  1  6  1       Totals..................... 21  2  3  2

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Caldwell............ 000 100 0 -  1  6  0
C.W. Post........... 000 020 X -  2  3  1
-----------------------------------------

E - Cooley, K.(7). LOB - Caldwell 6; C.W. Post 3. 2B - SPENO(7); Cooley, K.(9). HR -
JACKSON(6); Berdinka, K.(5).

Caldwell                       IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DAHL, Anna  L,15-5.........   6.0  3  2  2  2  7   1  0  0  0   21 23   5  6  85

C.W. Post                      IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Yodowitz, S. ..............   3.1  4  1  1  0  1   0  0  0  0   12 12   5  2  45
Stallone, D.  W,9-3........   3.2  2  0  0  2  3   0  0  0  0   14 16   6  2  47

WP - DAHL(3). PB - VELARDI(2). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: DAHL
85/51; Yodowitz, S. 45/30; Stallone, D. 47/29.

Strikeouts - SPENO; VELARDI; DAHL 2; Yodowitz, S.; Moccia, J.; Fisher, J. 3;
Eringis, H.; Younes, K.. Walks - JACKSON; VELARDI; Scala, K.; Walker, K..

Umpires - HP: Rich Silva  1B: Bob DeMayo  3B: Glenn Colburn
Start: 2:30p.m.   Time: 1:15   Attendance: 163

Game: NCAAGM7



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Box score (NCAA)
                           NCAA Softball Championship
                         #11 Caldwell vs #18 C.W. Post
             May 13, 2005 at Syracuse, N.Y. (Niland Athl. Complex)

Caldwell 1 (40-10)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
SPENO, Alyssa lf.........  4  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   3
 NEELY, Sara lf..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
COKER, Amy 2b............  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
JACKSON, Katie rf........  2  1  1  1   1  0  1  0   0
 JOHNSTON, Meghan pr.....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
VELARDI, Jackie c........  2  0  1  0   1  1  7  0   0
DAHL, Anna p.............  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  2   0
FALKOWSKI, Stacy 3b......  3  0  0  0   0  0  3  2   3
BODROG, Nicole dp........  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
D'AMICO, Gina ss.........  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  2   0
BIRMINGHAM, Kim 1b.......  3  0  2  0   0  0  4  0   0
FLASPHALER, Carrie cf....  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Totals................... 26  1  6  1   2  4 18  6   6

C.W. Post 2 (39-11)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Yodowitz, S. p/dp........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Moccia, J. 2b............  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  1   0
Fisher, J. rf............  3  0  0  0   0  3  1  0   1
Scala, K. c..............  2  0  0  0   1  0  5  0   0
Eringis, H. 1b...........  3  0  0  0   0  1  4  0   0
Walker, K. cf............  1  0  0  0   1  0  1  1   0
Cooley, K. ss............  2  1  1  0   0  0  2  2   0
Younes, K. 3b............  2  0  0  0   0  1  3  1   2
Berdinka, K. lf..........  2  1  2  2   0  0  3  0   0
 Stallone, D. p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 21  2  3  2   2  7 21  5   3


E - Cooley, K.(7).
LOB - Caldwell 6; C.W. Post 3. 
2B - SPENO(7); Cooley, K.(9). 
HR - JACKSON(6); Berdinka, K.(5).

Caldwell               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
DAHL, Anna..........  6.0  3  2  2  2  7 21 23  85

C.W. Post              IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Yodowitz, S.........  3.1  4  1  1  0  1 12 12  45
Stallone, D.........  3.2  2  0  0  2  3 14 16  47

Win - Stallone, D. (9-3).  Loss - DAHL (15-5).  Save - None.
WP - DAHL(3). PB - VELARDI(2). 
Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes:
DAHL 85/51; Yodowitz, S. 45/30; Stallone, D. 47/29.
Umpires - HP: Rich Silva  1B: Bob DeMayo  3B: Glenn Colburn
Start: 2:30p.m.   Time: 1:15   Attendance: 163




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