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Playoff Hopes Take a Serious Hit as Falcons Drop Two at Marywood
Scranton, PA (April 29, 2011) - Marywood University's Miranda Sorber went 2-for-3 with three RBI in the opener and Kaitlyn Jones allowed just two hits as Cedar Crest lost 10-0 on the road to the Pacers in the opening game of a CSAC doubleheader Friday afternoon. Alexandra Stine and Ashley Dommes each homered in the nightcap as Marywood completed the sweep of the Falcons with a 7-3 win in the nightcap.
Jones (8-3) struck out three and allowed just two hits in the opener as Marywood cruised to a 10-0 win in five innings. The Pacers jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one inning and tacked on one in the second and two in each the third and fourth to secure the win. Sorber was 2-for-3 with three RBI and a triple. Kim Lope finished the opener 1-for-3 with a triple, RBI and two runs scored, while Kaitlyn Brennan, Melissa Brodt and Kaitlyn Jones also added RBIs.
Shannon Wenner (Drums, PA/MMI Preparatory) took the loss for the Falcons after allowing six earned runs on 10 Marywood hits. Danielle Freeman (New Rochelle, NY/New Rochelle) and Lauren Salge (Robbinsville, NJ/Allentown) were each 1-for-2 for Cedar Crest.
Marywood again used a big first inning in the nightcap, jumping out to a 4-0 lead after one. Marywood increased their lead to 5-0 in the third before Cedar Crest answered with a three-run fourth. The Pacers, however, responded with two more in the bottom of the fourth.
Kaitlyn Brennan (5-4) earned the win for Marywood after allowing three runs on eight hits over seven innings. Brennan struck out four on the afternoon. Lope and Meghan Palmer each went 2-for-4 in the nightcap while Stine and Dommes each homered.
The Falcons are now 10-20 overall and drop to 9-11 in the conference. The Pacers stand at 19-11 and 15-5 in CSAC play. Cedar Crest's final regular season game will be against Cabrini on Saturday, April 30th, at 12:00 p.m. A sweep in the doubleheader would result in a tie with Cabrini and Cedar Crest would enter the conference playoffs as a sixth seed by virtue of the head-to-head tiebreaker.