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Saturday, May 7, 2011

LAUREN HOPE BREAKS MAAC STOLEN BASES RECORD

Lauren Hope ended her career by becoming the All-Time MAAC theft Queen

Rider 4
Canisius 3

Canisius 13
Rider 3 (6)


Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score

Lauren Hope made MAAC history in Lawrenceville, NJ Saturday when she stole 3rd base in the first inning of the first game of the doubleheader between her Canisius Golden Griffins and Rider. It was the 113th stolen base of her career, topping the mark of 112 set by Ellen Sarosy at Fairfield in 2003. Lauren stole an incredible 6 bases in the game, a Canisius record and one shy of the National record, leaving her mark as the best base runner the MAAC has ever seen. For the second time this season, she stole home by catching a pitcher asleep. She has been consistently ranked in the nation's top 20 during her career as well.

As for the games---they didn't mean much, with both teams eliminated from post season play. But Rider picked up their second MAAC win of the season in game one behind the pitching of Rachael Matreale, who has pitched well all season. She got a little support today.
Game two saw Canisius freshman Jen Consaul improve her MAAC record to 5-1; 8-3 overall. Stephanie Pfentner hit a three run homer in this one.

Both teams ended their seasons today. And of note: this was only the second time ever that Canisius has not qualified for the MAAC tournament. It was also only the fourth losing season in their 32 year history.

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