March 9, 2010

Leach Helps Huskies To Split on Tuesday

ORLANDO, FL-Mandy Leach's (Milford/Delaware Valley) bases loaded triple in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the 16th-ranked Bloomsburg University softball team to a 9-6 win over West Liberty and a split of its two games on Tuesday at the National Training Center in Orlando, FL.

With the Huskies trailing 6-5 going to the bottom of the sixth, Mandy Koch (Dauphin/Central Dauphin) drove home Danielle Lazorka (Williamsport/Jersey Shore) with the tying run. The Huskies then loaded the bases bring to the plate Leach who tripled driving in three runs.

The Huskies had gone up 5-0 in the bottom of the fifth with Lori Neyhard (Bloomsburg/Central Columbia) getting the big hit of the inning, a two-out single that drove in two runs.

Cait Paine (Lebanon/Lebanon) started for the Huskies and went the first six innings to get the win, while Shavaun Fisher (Coplay/Allentown Central Catholic) struck out the side in the seventh for the save. Jenna Hampton (Catawissa/Southern Columbia) went 2-2 in the game with a walk and getting hit by a pitch. She also scored twice for the Huskies.

In the opener, Winona State pitcher Stacey Struzynski threw a no-hitter at the Huskies in a 3-0 win for the sixth-ranked Warriors. The junior struck out 10 and walked three. Hampton had the Huskies best chance for a hit in the seventh when her liner was grabbed by the leaping shortstop for an out.

Bloomsburg, 10-2, is idle till Thursday when it faces St. Joseph's of Indiana and Post University.