Heteniak's Two RBI Push DePaul Past Loyola-Chicago
CHICAGO Becca Heteniak drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh with two outs to push No. 20/20 DePaul past Loyola-Chicago 3-2, Tuesday at Cacciatore Stadium.
After playing through two and a half scoreless innings, Jackie Tarulli-Fisher and Becca Heteniak blasted back-to-back home runs over the bleachers in left field to give the Blue Demons a 2-0 advantage. Heteniak’s long ball was her ninth of the season, while Tarulli-Fisher follows with eight home runs and 34 RBI.
Haley Ambrosch tied the game in the top of the sixth with a two-run home run to left field.
The with game tied in the bottom of the seventh, Shea Warren and Amber Patton both reached on singles before Lynsey Ciezki moved them both on a sacrifice hit. Following a Tarulli-Fisher walk, Heteniak’s chopper over the third baseman’s head allowed Warren to score easily from third. Heteniak leads the Blue Demons with 41 RBI this season.
Patton, Heteniak and Tarulli-Fisher all had two hits in DePaul's (25-9) win.
Not only did Heteniak (15-6) get the job done on offense but she also threw a complete game. The junior allowed just two hits, while she struck out 11 and walked three.
Amy Solava (10-9) was in the circle for just one out in the seventh and suffered the loss for the Ramblers (20-15). Krista Crosson started the game and threw two innings before being replaced by Hilary Crosson. The Rambler pitchers scattered eight while they walked three.
The Blue Demons return to action tomorrow when they host Illinois State for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.