Lynn 3, Bloomsburg 0

May 20, 2005

SALEM, VA-The road to the NCAA Division II softball title got a little tougher today for Bloomsburg University after the Huskies dropped a quarterfinal game to Lynn (FL) University by a 3-0 score on Friday.

The Huskies, now 45-9, drop into the loser's bracket and will face Kennesaw State in an elimination game on Saturday at noon.

The game started as a pitchers dual between Bloomsburg's Amanda Smith (Sandy Ridge/Philipsburg-Osceola) and Lynn's Aimee Murch. Neither team was able to generate much offense in the opening two innings with one single for both squads. In the third, Lynn did put two runners on base, but Smith worked out of the two-out jam with a strikeout.

In the bottom of the fifth, Lynn started their game winning rally with a one out single. After a walk put runners at first and second, the Knights' Jennie Scott hit a three-run homer to straightaway centerfield. Lynn got two more runners on in the inning, but the Huskies escaped further trouble when Alyson Taylor (Jersey Shore/Jersey Shore) tagged out Alicia Turdugno on an attempted steal of home.

Bloomsburg did threaten in the seventh inning when Sara Roba (Emmaus/EmmausO singled with one out. After a strikeout, Tiff Corliss (Lewisburg/Lewisburg) just missed reaching base with a line drive down the left field line that went foul. Corliss was then called out on strikes to end the game.

Smith went the first five innings for the Huskies and struckout six, while Jaime Wilson finished up the final two innings. Murch ended with 14 strikeouts for the Knights.

The Huskies will face Kennesaw State on Saturday. In 2002 at the NCAA championships, the Huskies beat Kennesaw 4-0 in an opening round game.Huskies

-- Courtesy Bloomsburg

The Automated ScoreBook
                               Bloomsburg vs Lynn
                   May 20, 2005 at Salem, VA (Moyer Complex)

Bloomsburg 0 (45-9)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Amanda Breon ss..........  3  0  0  0   0  2  3  1   0
Kelly Zarski 2b..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Dee Wolfe 1b.............  3  0  1  0   0  1  3  0   0
Sara Roba dh.............  2  0  1  0   1  0  0  0   1
 Stef Kline pr...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Laurel Koster 3b.........  3  0  0  0   0  3  2  3   1
Tiff Corliss rf..........  3  0  0  0   0  3  0  0   1
Alyson Taylor c..........  2  0  0  0   0  2  9  1   0
Sarah McDaniel lf........  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
Jill Homyak cf...........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  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................... 23  0  2  0   1 14 18  7   3

Lynn 3 (52-7)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Danielle Curcio cf.......  2  1  0  0   1  2  0  0   0
Jennie Scott rf..........  3  1  2  3   0  0  0  0   0
Christina Rolla 1b.......  2  0  1  0   1  0  3  0   0
 Alicia Tardugno pr......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Tiffani King 3b..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   3
Alex Acosta ss...........  3  0  2  0   0  1  0  1   0
Jenna Piotrowski dh......  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Kristina Ely 2b..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  2  1   0
Rachel Foster lf.........  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   1
Danielle Fanucchi c......  3  1  1  0   0  1 15  0   1
Aimee Murch p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Totals................... 25  3  7  3   2  8 21  3   6

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Bloomsburg.......... 000 000 0 -  0  2  1
Lynn................ 000 030 X -  3  7  0
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E - McDANIEL, S.. LOB - Bloomsburg 3; Lynn 6. HR - Scott. CS - Tardugno.

Bloomsburg             IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Amanda Smith........  5.0  6  3  3  2  6 21 23
Jaime Wilson........  1.0  1  0  0  0  2  4  4

Lynn                   IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Aimee Murch.........  7.0  2  0  0  1 14 23 24

Win - Murch (37-7).  Loss - SMITH, A. (18-4).  Save - None.
PB - TAYLOR, A..
Umpires - HP: Craig Hyde  1B: Bill Masters  3B: Dave Whitford
Start:   Time: 1:23   Attendance: 298
Game: NCAA7



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Play-by-Play
                            The Automated ScoreBook
                       Bloomsburg vs Lynn - Play-by-Play
                   May 20, 2005 at Salem, VA (Moyer Complex)


Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Bloomsburg.......... 000 000 0 -  0  2  1
Lynn................ 000 030 X -  3  7  0
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Bloomsburg starters: 23/ss BREON, A.; 10/2b ZARSKI, K.; 16/1b WOLFE, D.; 17/dh ROBA,
S.; 9/3b KOSTER, L.; 25/rf CORLISS, T.; 26/c TAYLOR, A.; 14/lf McDANIEL, S.; 12/cf
HOMYAK, J.; 28/p SMITH, A.;
Lynn starters: 4/cf Curcio; 21/rf Scott; 12/1b Rolla; 19/3b King; 3/ss Acosta; 22/dh
Piotrowski; 10/2b Ely; 24/lf Foster; 25/c Fanucchi; 11/p Murch;

Bloomsburg 1st - BREON, A. struck out swinging. ZARSKI, K. fouled out to c.
WOLFE, D. singled. ROBA, S. lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Lynn 1st - Curcio struck out. Scott lined out to ss. Rolla walked. King
grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Bloomsburg 2nd - KOSTER, L. struck out. CORLISS, T. struck out. TAYLOR, A.
struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Lynn 2nd - Acosta singled. Piotrowski popped up to 3b. Ely reached on a
fielder's choice; Acosta out at second 3b to ss. Foster out at first p to 3b to 1b.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Bloomsburg 3rd - McDANIEL, S. struck out looking. HOMYAK, J. popped up to p.
BREON, A. struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Lynn 3rd - Fanucchi struck out looking. Curcio struck out looking. Scott
singled. Rolla singled; Scott advanced to second. King struck out. 0 runs, 2
hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Bloomsburg 4th - ZARSKI, K. grounded out to 2b. WOLFE, D. struck out. ROBA,
S. walked. KOSTER, L. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Lynn 4th - Acosta struck out looking. Piotrowski popped up to ss. Ely
grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Bloomsburg 5th - CORLISS, T. struck out. TAYLOR, A. struck out. McDANIEL, S.
struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Lynn 5th - Foster struck out. Fanucchi singled. Fanucchi advanced to second
on a passed ball. Curcio walked. Scott homered, 3 RBI; Curcio scored; Fanucchi
scored. Rolla reached on an error by lf. Rolla advanced to second. Tardugno pinch
ran for Rolla. King popped up to 3b. Acosta singled; Tardugno advanced to third.
Tardugno out at home c to 2b to c, caught stealing. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1
LOB.

Bloomsburg 6th - Rolla to 1b for Tardugno. HOMYAK, J. struck out swinging.
BREON, A. grounded out to ss. ZARSKI, K. popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Lynn 6th - WILSON, J. to p for SMITH, A.. Piotrowski struck out swinging. Ely
singled. Foster struck out looking. Fanucchi popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

Bloomsburg 7th - WOLFE, D. grounded out to p. ROBA, S. singled. KLINE, S.
pinch ran for ROBA, S.. KOSTER, L. struck out. CORLISS, T. struck out looking. 0
runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.