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DePaul Drops First Game of Doubleheader
Samantha Dodd was 3-for-4 with a home run and, an RBI and two runs in a 6-3 loss to Notre Dame.


Samantha Dodd was 3-for-4 with a home run and, an RBI and two runs in a 6-3 loss to Notre Dame.

April 27, 2013

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CHICAGO- DePaul was going for its fourth win in a row Saturday against BIG EAST rival Notre Dame at Cacciatore Stadium.

The Blue Demons lost the opener of the doubleheader 6-3 despite an RBI single by Mary Connolly and leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh.

DePaul (27-17, 13-4) got off to a quick start in the first inning. Pitcher Hannah Penna (8-7) retired Notre Dame's first three batters. Then, with one out in the bottom in the first, Samantha Dodd ripped her first home run of the season for an early 1-0 lead.

Laura Winter of Notre Dame led off the second inning with a solo home run over the left-field fence to even the score at 1-1.

Notre Dame (36-10, 16-1) took a 3-1 lead in the top of the third inning on Emilee Koerner's two-run shot to left.

In the bottom of the third, Kirsten Verdun hit an RBI single scoring Samantha Dodd to bring the Blue Demons within 3-2.

Paige Peterson prevented another Notre Dame run in the fifth inning with a fantastic over-the-shoulder catch in right field, running into the fence.

DePaul had Megan Coronado on third with one out in the sixth, but couldn't bring her home.

Notre Dame scored three more runs in the top of the seventh off a sacrifice fly and a two-run single.

Mary Connolly responded with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh, and DePaul loaded the bases with no outs and failed to capitalize.