Softball - Wed, Mar. 3, 2010
Orlando, Fla. - Junior leftfielder Lisa Gryczewski (Mokena, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) went 2-for-3 with a run scored, but it was not enough as No. 17 ranked Saint Xavier University dropped its fourth straight game falling, 4-2, to Northwood University (Mich.) in collegiate softball action Wednesday at the Rebel Springs Games in Orlando, Fla. The Cougars (1-4 overall) were scheduled to play two games Tuesday, but had its first game against Mary University (N.D.) cancelled due to rain. SXU fell behind, 4-0, in the game's first three innings, but its rally attempt fell short over the final four frames.

In addition to Gryczewski, freshman third baseman Kate Mollohan (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) and freshman designated hitter Jamie Reed (Lincoln, Neb./Pius X) also each collected two hits in Tuesday's game. Senior centerfielder Rebekah Ruettiger (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) hit a RBI single in the top of the fourth inning to give Saint Xavier its first run and then freshman second baseman Ashley Tenerelli (Oak Lawn, Ill./Richards) walked in the second run in the fifth inning. Senior righthander Jalyn Shearer (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) got the loss for SXU (1-1) throwing all six innings and allowing 11 hits, four runs (three earned) and a walk with one strikeout.

Saint Xavier University (1-4 overall) takes Wednesday off and continues play on Thursday, March 4, with a doubleheader against Ursuline College (Ohio). The twinbill is scheduled for a 9 a.m. (eastern) start.