Knights sweep Golden Eagles 8-0 and 11-5
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 22, 2009)--Bellarmine University swept a softball doubleheader from cross-town rival Spalding University this afternoon, winning 8-0 and 11-5. The Knights improved their record to 22-28 while the Golden Eagles fell to 6-18.
The opener featured a great hitting performance by the Knights' Emily O'Bryan and a great pitching performance by Bellarmine's Casey Willard. O'Bryan belted two home runs and drove in three runs as the Knights cruised to the 8-0 victory. Also swinging a hot bat in game one was designated hitter Lauren Summe, who went three for three.
Meanwhile Willard kept the Golden Eagles' offense in check. The sophomore pitcher was perfect through four innings and allowed only two runners to reach base as she collected the two-hit complete game shutout.
Game two provided a lot more offense as Bellarmine and Spalding combined for 16 runs on 16 hits. The Golden Eagles jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Knights tied it in the bottom of the second. A Bellarmine six-run fifth inning was the big difference in the game as the Knights were able to coast home to the 11-5 victory.
Bellarmine's Amanda Meyer pitched a complete game and provided much of the offense for the Knights. The freshman from Harrison, Ohio knocked in four runs and was two for two at the plate, including her second homer of the season. Bellarmine seniors Katie Wolsiefer and Kim Locke made their last game at Knights Field memorable. Wolsiefer was four for five with three RBI and two doubles, and Locke was two for four with an RBI and a double, which came on her last at bat on a hit that caromed off the fence in centerfield, narrowly missing a home run.
Bellarmine now travels to play their final regular season games against Northern Kentucky University on Saturday. The Knights and Norse will play a doubleheader which will have an impact on the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament seedings. Currently the Knights are in seventh place at 10-12 in league play, and the Norse are in sixth with a 12-10 league record.
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