Fairleigh Dickinson University Athletics
Friday, March 29, 2002
Defeats Knights Softball,
7-1 and 1-0
The Fairleigh Dickinson University (2-6,
0-4 NEC) softball team dropped two conference games to the visiting
Quinnipiac Braves (7-10, 3-3 NEC) by scores of 7-1 and 1-0 (8 innings) in
Each team scored a run in the first inning
of game one but Quinnipiac opened their lead in the third with three more
runs--including an inside-the-park home run by Sarah Collins (Fr., SS,
Beford, MA)--taking a 4-1 advantage. The game was hitless the next three
innings before Quinnipiac managed three runs in a two-hit rally in the
seventh inning for the final 7-1 victory. Collins finished the game
2-for-3 while Ashley Morgan (Jr., CF, Everett, MA) went 2-for-4 with an
rbi and run scored. Jessi Potter (Fr., 3B, Oneonta, NY) ripped a
triple for the Knights and later scored for the lone FDU run.
Melissa Reynolds (So., RHP, Braintree, MA)
earned the win for the Braves, moving to 2-4 on the season.
She struck out eight and gave up two hits in a full seven innings
of work. Jennifer Buehler
(Fr., RHP, Oriskany, NY) took the loss for the Knights, giving up
three runs, one earned, in two innings of relief. Marlise Kotrosits (Fr., RHP, Whitehall, PA) pitched
the final three innings for the Knights, retiring seven straight batters
before giving up two hits in the top of the seventh.
After seven scoreless innings in game two,
Lauren Fries (Sr., 2B, Valley Stream, NY) was placed on second for the
Braves to start the eighth inning. Renee
Escaravage (So., LF, New Fairfield, Conn.) bunted her over to third and
Elizabeth Moriarty (Jr., 1B, Hillsborough, NJ) later singled her home for
the winning run. Quinnipiac
pitcher Alisha Zabel (Jr., RHP, Harrington, Del.) retired the side in the
bottom of the eighth to earn the complete game shutout and move to 3-4 on
the season. She struck out 11
and walked one. Nicole
Farrissey (Fr., RHP, Paramus, NJ) went the distance for the Knights,
striking out a season-high eight without a walk.
She moves to 1-2 on the season.
The Knights return to action tomorrow when
they host Central Connecticut for an NEC doubleheader on at 1:00pm