Sunday, March 27, 2011
Red Foxes Split At Princeton
A 9 strikeout performance by Emily Osterhaus (pictured) gained the Marist Red Foxes a split Sunday afternoon in Princeton, NJ.
The first game of the Marist-Princeton doubleheader began in wild fashion with the Red Foxes losing 4-0 and 6-3 leads. In fact, there was so much hitting in the first 3 innings that this game took nearly 3 hours to complete. Danielle Koltz continued her weekend hot streak with 4 RBIs off a double and single. But while the Red Foxes put up 6 runs on 10 hits, they could not keep Princeton off the scoreboard, surrendering 12 hits for an 8-6 loss. Hayley Shelton and Paige Lewis pitched for Marist in this one, but neither could hold the Tigers at bay.
Game two was a different story for Marist. Emily Osterhaus pitched a very good game, striking out 9 and allowing only 4 hits. This one went down to the wire though. Ally Klemmer opened the scoring with a solo homer over the right field fence in the 2nd inning; the Red Foxes increased their lead in the next inning to 2-0 when Nicole DiVirgilio singled home Ashley Corriss who had reached on a double. Princeton tied the score however with runs in the 3rd and 6th innings, setting up a 7th inning in which Marist got a little help from the home team. Lead off hitter Lindsay Durant reached base courtesy of a Princeton error; Caitlin Schell came into the game to pinch run for her. The bases then got loaded when Ashley Corriss got hit by a pitch, and Megan Lamoureux received a free pass. Another walk, this time to Nicole DiVirgilio, sent Caitlin home with the winning run. Not the most exciting way to win a game, but the Red Foxes will take it. Emily Osterhaus struck out the side in the Princeton half of the 7th to gain her 5th win of the season.
Marist will host Temple for a doubleheader Tuesday.