2011 Landmark Conference Championships - Game #4

2011 Landmark Conference Championships

Friday, May 6th & Saturday, May 7th

Blue & Grey Field, Bethlehem, PA


Game #4

#2 Susquehanna University vs. #4 The University of Scranton

Line Score

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
The University of Scranton (18-14) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Susquehanna University (29-11) 0 1 0 2 0 0 x 3 7 2




            BETHLEHEM, PA --- The second seeded Susquehanna University softball team won the first elimination game at the 2011 Landmark Conference Tournament hosted by Moravian College with a 3-1 win over fourth seed The University of Scranton Saturday morning.
            The Royals jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.  Senior second baseman Annie Zeleniak (Taylor, PA/Scranton Prep HS) walked with an out, and she scored from second base on a throwing error by Susquehanna.
            The Crusaders answered with a run in the bottom of the second to tie the game at 1-1.  Senior third baseman Brennan Balfour (Cape Elizabeth, ME/Cape Elizabeth HS) singled with an out and scored on an RBI double from senior second baseman Taylor Crawford (Matamoras, PA/Delaware Valley HS).
            Susquehanna scored twice in the bottom of the fourth to build a 3-1 lead.  Junior outfielder Sarah Dowzicky (Collegeville, PA/Germantown Academy HS) hit a two-out single and junior outfielder Lisa Finizio (Oakland, NJ/Indian Hills HS) reached on an error.  Junior shortstop Kate Reese (Wellsboro, PA/Wellsboro Area HS) followed with a two-RBI single down the right field line.
            The Crusaders had a 7-2 advantage in hits with Reese going one-for-two with a pair of RBIs. 
            Senior Cara Swerdlow (Bloomfield, NJ/Bloomfield HS) picked up her 19th win of the season in the circle for Susquehanna, allowing an unearned run on a hit and five walks while striking out three batters.  Sophomore Sarah Hoffman (Laceyville, PA/Wyalusing Valley HS) earned her first save of the season for the Crusaders after giving up a hit in two innings of action.
            Junior Christine Capalbo (Center Valley, PA/Southern Lehigh HS) took the loss after allowing three runs, just one earned on seven hits and a walk to go with a strikeout.