2011 Landmark Conference Championships - Game #5

2011 Landmark Conference Championships

Friday, May 6th & Saturday, May 7th

Blue & Grey Field, Bethlehem, PA


Game #5

#2 Susquehanna University vs. #3 The Catholic University of America

Line Score

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Susquehanna University (29-12) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
The Catholic University of America (22-16) 0 0 2 0 0 0 x 2 4 0




            BETHLEHEM, PA --- Third seed The Catholic University of America earned a 2-0 win over second seeded Susquehanna University in the final elimination game of the 2011 Landmark Conference Championship Tournament hosted by Moravian College at Blue & Grey Field Saturday.
            With the victory, the Cardinals advance to the championship round to face the top seeded Greyhounds at 1:15 p.m.
            Catholic would score the only two runs of the game in the bottom of the third inning.  Junior second baseman Samantha Daubman (Plainedge, NY/Plainedge HS) singled with two outs and sophomore third baseman Taylor Stockinger (Olney, MD/Sherwood HS) followed with a single to move Daubman to third base.  Sophomore outfielder Mel Galella (South Edison, NJ/Bishop George Ahr HS) then connected on an RBI single to score DaubmanStockinger crossed the plate on a muffed throw on the play.
            The Cardinals had a 4-3 edge in hits in the contest.  Senior Brennan Balfour (Cape Elizabeth, ME/Cape Elizabeth HS) was two-for-two for Susquehanna.
            Freshman Kerri Apicella (Oyster Bay, NY/Oyster Bay HS) earned the win for Catholic, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out seven.
            Senior Cara Swerdlow (Bloomfield, NJ/Bloomfield HS) took the loss for the Crusaders, giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out nine batters.