Lenti reaches 1,300 Career Wins in DePaul’s 1-0 Victory over Presbyterian
Feb. 17, 2018

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MT. PROSPECT, S.C. – The DePaul softball team ended the Cougar Classic with a 3-2 record on Saturday after closing out the tournament with a 1-0 win against Presbyterian (1-7).

With Saturday’s victory against Presbyterian, head softball coach Eugene Lenti reached the 1,300 career wins mark.  He started the 2018 season with 1,292 wins, having won his 1,200th game in 2014 with a 4-3 road win at Big Ten rival Illinois.

“This is a great accomplish that reflects on the efforts of our players and coaches over the years and believing in themselves and playing hard day in and day out,” said Lenti. “Coaches always either get the credit or the blame but today’s achievement was only made possible by their efforts.  I’ve had a wonderful group of coaches and administrative staff members, including athletic director Jeanne [Lenti-Ponsetto] and former DePaul president Father [Dennis] Holtschneider, that were a big part of our success here at DePaul.  All the thanks and appreciation goes to them for giving me the opportunity to be here and coach these young women on and off the field.”

DePaul (8-2) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third with an RBI-single by center fielder Angela Scalzitti.  Designated player Pearl Barroso was hit by a pitch to reach first before being pinch ran for by Cara Jimenez.  Jimenez stole both second and third and then scored on Scalzitti’s single to left.

Freshman Pat Moore (3-1) recorded her second complete-game shutout of the season and the Cougar Classic against the Blue Hose.  Moore allowed just two hits in the win while striking out nine of the 23 batters she faced.

Next up for DePaul is a trip to Arlington, Texas where the Blue Demons will meet UT-Arlington and Sam Houston State at the UTA Maverick Tournament Feb. 23-25.

Game Notes

•Coach Lenti’s 1,300 career wins places his fifth all-time in NCAA history & fourth among active coaches.
•DePaul takes the all-times series lead against Presbyterian 1-0.
•Moore leads DePaul with 41 strikeouts in 27.1 innings of work.
•The DePaul softball program nears the 1,400 wins mark, collecting 1396 dating back to the first season in 1977.



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