2009 Landmark Conference Championships - Game #4

2009 Landmark Conference Championships

Friday, May 1st - Sunday, May 3rd

Blue & Grey Field, Bethlehem, PA


Game #4

#3 Juniata College vs. #4 The Catholic University of America

Line Score

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
The Catholic University of America (16-18) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Juniata College (24-12) 0 0 1 1 0 0 X 2 4 0




            BETHLEHEM, PA --- Third seed Juniata College scored a pair of runs to earn a 2-0 victory over fourth seed The Catholic University of America Saturday afternoon in the first elimination game of the 2009 Landmark Conference Championship Tournament being hosted by Moravian College at Blue & Grey Field.
            The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning,  Junior outfielder Sarah Eckard (Hollidaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg HS) led off with an infield single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from junior shortstop Stacy Nagy (Millerton, PA/Troy HS)Eckard took third on a wild pitch before scoring on an RBI ground out from senior third baseman Tara Carl (Duke Cetner, PA/Ott-Eldred HS).
            Juniata added another run in the bottom of the fourth inning for its 2-0 lead.  Sophomore second baseman Callandra McCool (Spring Mills, PA/Penns Valley HS) had a one-out single.  Senior catcher Jackie Morley (North Wales, PA/Archbishop Wood HS) reached on a fielder’s choice, and freshman outfielder Kelsey Shutt (Harrisburg, PA/Central Dauphin HS) drew a walk.  A Catholic fielding error on a ball hit by junior designated player Denalyn Spratt (Haddon Heights, NJ/Haddon Heights HS) allowed Morley to score.
            The closest the Cardinals came to scoring was in the second inning when junior pitcher Stacie Goddard (Nashua, NH/Bishop Guertin HS) was thrown out at the plate on a fielder’s choice off the bat of freshman first baseman Elizabeth Best (Dumont, NJ/Academy of the Holy Angels).
            Each team had four hits in the game with Eckard going two-for-three for Juniata and Goddard going two-for-three for the Cardinals.
            Freshman hurler Pam Heinrichs (Spring Mills, PA/Penns Valley HS) earned the victory for the Eagles, allowing just four hits in the shutout while striking out two batters for her ninth win of the season.  Goddard took the loss, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits and two walks.