Pepper Pike, OH - Salem International University softball ended their 2012 season with a split against Ursuline College, winning game with 8-7 before dropping the second game 5-4.
Katie Mangold (10-13) picked up her tenth win of the 2012 season in game one. The sophomore from Kearnesville, WV threw all seven innings and struck out the final Arrow batter with the tying run in scoring position.
"Katie pitched well in the first game," said SIU Coach Steve Potts. "We made some errors and our defense wasn't where it needed to be, but we got the win."
Nikki Grambo (Circleville, OH) led the Lady Tigers with a 3-for-4 game with three RBI's and three runs scored.
In the second game, Salem came back from down four runs to tie the game in the top of the 6th inning.
Katie Mangold started off the rally, reaching first base via an error by the shortstop with one out. Nikki Grambo (Circleville, OH) then reached on a fielder's choice, but a throwing error by the pitcher allowed Mangold to advance to second safely. After Jess Edenfield (Jacksonville, FL) came in to run for Grambo, Megan Edgell (Piqua, OH) singled to left field and advanced Edenfield to second, but the shallow hit resulted in Mangold being thrown out at third.
After Emily Webb (Clarksburg, WV) hit a single to right field to load the bases, Cady Ficarro (Elmira, NY) cleared the bases with a double and reached third on the throw. Kayla Guta (Bentleyville, PA) capped off the inning with an RBI single to score Ficarro.
However, it wasn't enough as the Arrows came through in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.
Ficarro finished the game with a 1-for-3 appearance at the plate with three RBI's to lead Salem International.
Lise Couturier (11-12) had the game two loss. The Junior from Orleans, Ontario, Canada pitched all seven innings, giving up five runs (four earned), walking just one and striking out five.
"We battled back to tie the game going into the bottom of the 7th inning and lost it on one of those bloop singles," said Potts. "However, it doesn't take anything away from what we've accomplished this season. We finished the season on a good note and really have something to look forward to next season."
With the split, the Lady Tigers finish the 2012 season with a record of 21-25-0, their best season on record. Check back on Monday, April 30th when we will sit down and talk with Coach Steve Potts about his team's record season and a preview of things to come in 2013.
Article posted on 2012-04-27 22:02:20