DePaul Steals One From Louisville
LOUISVILLE The No. 20/25 DePaul softball team stole a 1-0 victory from Louisville, Sunday in BIG EAST Conference softball action at Ulmer Stadium. The Blue Demons improve to 32-14 and 9-5 in league play, while the Cardinals fall to 24-18 and 10-6 in the conference.
DePaul starter Lindsey Dean and Louisville starter Kristen Wadwell were locked in a pitchers duel through six innings of play before DePaul broke the scoreless tie.
The Blue Demons used their speed to score the game’s only run in the sixth inning. Amber Patton led off the frame with a double down the left field line. Tara Voss followed and moved Patton to third on a sacrifice fly and Sandy Vojik took a walk to place runners at first and third. DePaul head coach Eugene Lenti called for the double steal and Vojik and Patton executed it perfectly to score the winning run.
Dean (7-2) allowed just two hits in the win. She struck out three and walked two in her fifth complete game of season.
Wadwell (13-11), who picked up the win in game one, scattered five hits in the game two loss. She struck out three and walked one.
Becca Heteniak lead the Blue Demons with a 2-for-3 effort at the plate.
Louisville won the first game 2-0.
DePaul breaks from conference action next week for midweek games with Illinois, Loyola-Chicago and UIC. The Blue Demons and Fighting Illini doubleheader is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 at 3 p.m. DePaul tangles with City of Chicago rivals Loyola and UIC on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.