April 22, 2005

La Roche sweeps Wolverines

GROVE CITY, Pa. The Grove City College softball team fell to 8-16 overall Thursday afternoon by dropping both ends of a doubleheader at non-conference La Roche. La Roche won the first game 2-1, then pulled out a 4-2 win in the nightcap.

In the opener, junior Sarah Smith (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) fired a complete game and did not allow an earned run in 6 1/3 innings. Grove City led 1-0 entering the bottom of the sixth but La Roche scored unearned runs in both the sixth and seventh innings.

Senior second baseman Abby Moose (New Wilmington, Pa./Mercer) went 2-for-3, stole a pair of bases and scored the Wolverines' lone run.

Grove City grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the second as freshman catcher Abby Greiner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Thomas Jefferson) doubled, advanced on a single by junior first baseman Alicia Stefanak (West Middlesex, Pa./West Middlesex) and scored on a Moose hit. La Roche (20-4-1) scored twice in both the second and third innings to take a 4-1 lead.

In the sixth, freshman third baseman Kristen Hughes (Volant, Pa./Grove City) tripled and scored on a double from senior shortstop Rachel Romance (East Springfield, Pa./Northwestern). Sophomore Lauren Carlson (Meadville, Pa./Meadville) took the loss for the Wolverines, allowing two earned runs in 2 1/3 innings. Smith pitched 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Grove City will visit Hiram next Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.

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