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Softball Adds Another Conference USA Win



Greenville, N.C. – The second game of the East Carolina-DePaul softball doubleheader was called Saturday afternoon due to inclement weather. The Blue Demons won the first game, 7-3 and improved to 9-13 on the season and 4-0 in C-USA, while East Carolina fell to 34-7-1 and 3-4 in C-USA. 

 

“I am impressed with how well Sarah Martz pitched today,” head coach Eugene Lenti said.  “She had great movement and speed on ball”

 

In the second inning, DePaul freshman Linda Secka, blasted her first of two doubles.  Secka sent her first pitch from East Carolina starter, Brently Bridgeforth, to the center field fence scoring Dana Kenney and Jenny Doezie.  The Blue Demons went up 2-0 heading into the bottom of the second.

 

DePaul starter Sarah Martz retired ECU’s first six batters.  East Carolina’s Leigh Savoy registered the Pirates first hit.  Savoy later scored on a pass ball, cutting the Blue Demons lead to 2-1 at the end of the second inning. 

 

East Carolina took advantage of two singles in the bottom of the fourth recording two runs on three hits.

 

Pirate pitcher, Bridgeforth, walked two batters and hit Doezie before being pulled from the game and replaced by Kelli Harrell in the bottom of the fifth.  Harrell’s second pitch was wild and Christina Douglas scored from third and the Blue Demons went up 3-1.

 

DePaul added three more in the bottom of the sixth.  Christina Douglas triple scored three; Martz who reached on a walk and Secka and Saskia Roberson who each singled.  Going into the top of the sixth the Blue Demons were up 6-3.

 

The Blue Demons added one more in the seventh on heads-up base running from Sara Bandauski.  Bandauski was put in the game to pinch run, for Sarah Douglas who was walked.  Badauski stole second, advanced to third on a pass ball and scored on an RBI single from Dana Kenney.

 

The Pirates had a runner in scoring position but DePaul pitcher (8-5) struck out two to end the game. 

 

“We also got some timely hits,” Lenti added, “and our defense stepped up its game.” 

 

 

The second game started was off in the top of the second inning due to inclement weather.  The second game will resume Sunday, March 28th at 10:00 am (EST), followed by the regular scheduled game at noon.