2011 Landmark Conference Championships - Game #1

2011 Landmark Conference Championships

Friday, May 6th & Saturday, May 7th

Blue & Grey Field, Bethlehem, PA


Game #1

#1 Moravian College vs. #4 The University of Scranton

Line Score

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
The University of Scranton (18-13) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Moravian College (33-6) 1 5 0 0 1 0 x 7 9 1




            BETHLEHEM, PA --- The 23rd-ranked and top seed Moravian College softball team opened the 2011 Landmark Conference Championship Tournament at Blue & Grey Field Friday with a 7-1 victory over fourth seed The University of Scranton.
            Moravian advances to the winner’s bracket game at 3:00 p.m. versus the winner of the Susquehanna University versus The Catholic University of America game that begins at 1:15 p.m.
            The Greyhounds jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.  Freshman outfielder Miranda Sergas (Lansdale, PA/North Penn HS) hit a one-out single and scored on a two-out single from sophomore third baseman Shannen Mohr (Slatington, PA/Parkland HS).
            The Royals threatened in the top of the second when sophomore Kristen Williams (Monroe, NY/Monroe Woodbury HS) led off with a single and junior shortstop Kelly Zaccheo (Scranton, PA/West Scranton HS) doubled with one out to put runners at second and third, but Scranton was unable to score after a pair of ground outs.
            Moravian added five runs in the bottom half of the second for a 6-0 lead.  Senior outfielder Amanda Paulus (Easton, PA/Easton HS) started the inning with a walk, and freshman catcher Cassie Ernst (Annville, PA/Annville-Cleona HS) reached on a pop fly that fell in the infield for a single.  Sophomore first baseman Amanda Dizinno (Budd Lake, NJ/Mount Olive HS) put down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners over, and after another out, senior second baseman Stephanie Falzarano (South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield HS) hit an RBI single to score PaulusSergas followed with a two-RBI double down the left field line to score Ernst and Falzarano.  Freshman designated player Taylor Mihalik (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty HS) then connected on an RBI triple that rolled to the fence in right center, and she scored on a throwing error on the play.
            Scranton would get on the scoreboard with a run in the top of the third to cut Moravian’s lead to 6-1.  Senior outfielder Mia Collarini (Jessup, PA/Valley View HS) and sophomore second baseman Kaitlyn Frazza (West Caldwell, NJ/James Caldwell HS) had back-to-back singles to start the inning, and Collarini scored on a fielding error by the Greyhounds on a ball hit by Williams.
            Collarini would lead off the top of the fifth with a double for Scranton, her third hit of the game, but Moravian sophomore pitcher Alyssa Fegely (Mertztown, PA/Brandywine Heights HS) came into the game and struck out three batters to strand Collarini at second.
            The Greyhounds added a run in the bottom of the fifth to push their lead to 7-1.  Mohr doubled with one out and sophomore pinch runner Samantha Mulderig (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township HS) scored on a two-out RBI double from Paulus
            Moravian had a 9-6 edge in hits in the game with Sergas going two-for-three with two runs and two RBIs.  Falzarano was two-for-four with an RBI while Mohr was two-for-three with an RBI.  Collarini had half of Scranton’s hits, going three-for-four.
            Junior Jenna Carmon (Flemington, NJ/Hunterdon Central HS) earned her 12th win of the season in the circle for the Greyhounds, allowing an unearned run on six hits to go with three strikeouts in four-plus innings of action.  Fegely struck out seven of the ten batters she faced and allowed a walk in three innings of relief work to earn her first save of the season.
            Sophomore pitcher Samantha Boccolini (Rockaway, NJ/Morris Hills HS) took the loss for the Royals to fall to 7-7 after giving up seven runs, six earned on eight hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings of action.  Junior Christine Capalbo (Mamaroneck, NY/Mamaroneck HS) pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for Scranton with two strikeouts and a hit.