Foresters split with Siena Heights

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2009-03-26
 The Forester softball team went one and one on the day against Siena Heights University. After winning game one 6-2, HU fell to the Saints 4-3 in a close contest.

In game one, HU tallied three runs in the third. Brandi Gower started the inning with a single. After two consecutive fielder's choices, runners were on first and third. Brittany Gower stole second and then Ashley McCann drove in both for a 2-0 lead. Ashley Scally followed up with a double scoring McCann to finish off the scoring in the inning.

The Foresters tacked on two more in the fifth by a Brittany Gower double, a Brita Kuiper triple, and a Scally single. In the bottom of the inning, Siena Heights gained two runs back with the help of three Forester errors in the inning.

HU finished off their scoring by adding a run when Kristi Purvis, who was a pinch runner after Scally's double, scored on a wild pitch.

Lauren Ward went the full seven innings giving up only three hits and striking out 14 Siena Heights batters.

In the second game, the Forester bats were still hot from game one. In the first inning, Megan Smith reached on an error, Bateman singled moving Smith to third. Smith scored on a wild pitch and Bateman advanced to third. Brittany Gower batted in a run and Ward and Scally both walked to load the bases. Following a force out at home, Janalee Boroff walked to push HU's third run across.

HU gave up three runs to Siena Heights in the third inning by giving up three singles and a home run to tie the game. The Saints added one more run in the bottom of the six to finish off the Foresters.

Molly Long pitched five innings, giving up ten hits and striking out six. Ward came into the game at the bottom of the sixth to take the loss for the Foresters.

With the split, the Foresters move to 8-6 on the season.
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