Tiger softball rallies to split pair

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Tigers earned a series split Sunday afternoon against John Carroll, losing game one, 2-1, but rallying to win the nightcap, 1-0.

With the split, DePauw is now 18-14 on the year and the Blue Streaks are 14-12 overall.

In game one, John Carroll opened up the scoring in the second inning, taking advantage of two DePauw errors to score two runs. Colleen Brady reached on a fielder's choice and advanced to second following a Tiger error. Rebecca Reid singled to right field scoring Brady from second. Angelia Locey, who reached based on a fielder's choice, scored following another error.

Down 2-0, the Tigers attempted to make a comeback, led by Sammi Bell's leadoff home run to left. However, DePauw would strand two runners in scoring position and trail 2-1.

DePauw left the bases loaded in the top of the sixth and were unable to push across a run in the seventh, while stranding five runners over the final two innings.

Hailey Freres took the loss for the Tigers after going 4.1 innings giving up two unearned runs and allowing just three hits. Kahla Nolan worked 1.2 innings in relief allowing just one hit.

Rachel Byrnes improved to 12-6 on the year going seven innings and scattering just three hits.

The nightcap proved to be a pitcher's duel as neither team managed more than four hits. DePauw scored the only run of the contest in the top of the third inning. Lauren Krumwiede singled and promptly stole second. Taylor Golden's single to right would plate Krumwiede giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead.

DePauw starter, Nolan would allow just three hits in her seven innings of work, facing just five batters over the minimum. She improved to 15-9 on the year and improved her ERA to 2.54.

Gina Tosti took the loss for John Carroll after going four innings, giving up three hits and allowing just one run.

The Tigers are back in action Saturday, April 19, when they travel to Allegheny for a 1:00 p.m. conference doubleheader.

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