Le Moyne 1, Bryant
Le Moyne 1, Bryant 0May 13, 2005
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Freshman pitcher Sarah Reed (DeWitt, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) tossed a three-hit shutout and drove in the game's only run to lead No. 3 seed Le Moyne to a 1-0 win over sixth-seeded Bryant in an elimination round game at the NCAA Division II Softball Northeast Regional. The Dolphins (39-9) advance to this evening's 5 p.m. game against the winner of New Haven/Dowling. Northeast-10 Conference champion Bryant ends its season with a 29-17 mark.
Le Moyne scored the game's only run in the top of the first. Junior shortstop Jennifer Winters (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) smacked a one-out double to right center and scored on Reed's two-out single to right. Winters and Reed each had two of Le Moyne's six hits.
Bryant mounted its only threat in the top of the first. Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year Deidre Kittredge (Worcester, Mass./St. Peter Martin) and catcher Jordan Dargon (Trumbull, Conn./St. Joseph) lined back-to-back singles, but Reed struck out the final batter of the inning. The Bulldogs bunted a runner into scoring position with one-out in the second and fifth and the leadoff hitter drew a bases on balls in the seventh, but Reed pitched out of each.
Reed struck out nine, walked one and allowed only one hit over the final six innings. She improved to 13-4 overall and has earned both Le Moyne wins in the regional.
The Dolphins will play the winner of the noon game in Friday's final contest. Bryant ends its season with a program-record 29 wins.
NCAA DIVISION II SOFTBALL NORTHEAST REGIONAL
Game 1: #4 Dowling 9, #5 Bryant 0 (5 inn.)
Game 2: #3 Le Moyne 4, #6 New Haven 3
Game 3: #1 C.W. Post 3, #4 Dowling 0
Game 4: #2 Caldwell 2, #3 Le Moyne 0
Game 5: #3 Le Moyne 1, #5 Bryant 0 - BRYANT ELIMINATED
Game 6: #6 New Haven (29-16) vs. #4 Dowling (33-19) - 12:00 pm
Game 7: #1 C.W. Post (38-11) vs. #2 Caldwell (40-9) - 2:30 pm
Game 8: #3 Le Moyne (39-9) vs. Winner of Game 6 - 5:00 pm
Game 9: Loser of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8 - 12:00 pm
Game 10: Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 9 - 2:30 p.m
Game 11: Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 9 - 12:00 pm (if necessary)
-- Courtesy Le Moyne