Mishawaka, Ind. - Sophomore first baseman Jamie Reed (Lincoln, Neb./Saint Pius X) went a combined 4-for-7 with two doubles, two
runs scored and a RBI to help lead the Saint Xavier University softball team to
a split in its first two games at the Bethel College Invitational Friday in
Mishawaka, Ind. The Cougars (25-11
overall) dropped their morning game against the host Pilots by a score of 6-0,
but rebounded in the afternoon match-up against Rochester College (Mich.) for a
13-1 victory in five innings. Senior
designated player Amy Kennedy (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac) also shined offensively
in SXU's second game of the day going 3-for-4 at the plate with a homer, two
runs scored and four RBI.
The Saint Xavier offense had difficulty finding a
rhythm in Friday's first game managing just four hits, all singles, over the seven-inning
affair. Junior Amie Brown (Joliet,
Ill./Joliet Catholic) took the loss on the mound for the Cougars going all
seven innings and allowing 10 hits, six runs (all earned) and two walks with a
pair of strikeouts. She is now 11-5 on
the season. In addition to Reed, senior
center fielder Megan Paradzinski (Munster, Ind./Munster), sophomore third
baseman Kate Mollohan (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) and Brown also each recorded a
hit in the opener for SXU. Game two was
a completely different story as the Saint Xavier offense racked up 15 total
hits en route to its big 12-run victory.
SXU scored in every inning but the second, and had nine extra-base
hits. Junior Nicole Derezinski (St.
John, Ind./Andrean) earned the win for the Cougars throwing all five innings
and giving up just five hits, an earned run and three walks with four
strikeouts. She now has a 3-2 record
Saint Xavier (25-11 overall/11-3 CCAC) wraps up play at the Bethel College Invitational
on Saturday, April 16. The Cougars take
on Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) foe Olivet Nazarene
University in a non-conference match-up at 11 a.m. (central) and then play a
yet-to-be-determined opponent in a 3 p.m. (central) game.