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Thursday, April 5, 2002


Fairleigh Dickinson Softball Splits With Mount
Potter homers twice for Knights, Buehler gets second win of season.

Hackensack, N.J. – The Fairleigh Dickinson University softball team split a Northeast Conference doubleheader with visiting Mount St. Mary’s this afternoon at Foschini Park. The Knights took the opener 3-1 and fell in the nightcap, 15-6.  Fairleigh Dickinson’s record moved to 5-9 overall and 3-5 in the NEC.  Mount St. Mary’s is now 4-18 overall and 1-7 in NEC action.  Jesse Potter (Oneonta, N.Y.) had two home runs on the day for the Knights, finishing 3-for-6 with three runs batted in.  Amanda Blizzard (Fairfax, Va.) went 3-for-5 in game two for the Mount and made the most of each at bat, driving in 10 runs.

                Potter connected for her first inside-the-park home run with two outs in the bottom of the first of game one to give the Knights a 1-0 advantage.  Fairleigh Dickinson held the lead until the fifth inning when the Mount tied it up at 1-1 on a run-scoring double by Shalise Tolentino (Columbia, Md.)  Caroline Kovach (Tinton Falls, N.J.) led the bottom of the fifth off with an infield single for the Knights.  Two batters later Kara Morris (Mahwah, N.J.) reached on a fielder’s choice and Tiffany Farhat (Paramus, N.J.) followed with a single. Both Morris and Farhat came around to score on an errant throw by the catcher.  Marlise Kotrosits (Whitehall, Pa.) relieved Knights’ starter Jennifer Buehler (Oriskany, N.Y.) in the sixth and closed the door for her first save. Buehler improved to 2-2 on the year as she went five innings, allowed just one run on six hits and struck out two.

                Mount St. Mary’s jumped out early in game two, posting three runs in the top of the first on an inside-the -parker off the bat of Blizzard.  The Knights got two back in the bottom of the frame, one on a Courtney Rejent (Paramus, N.J.) sacrifice fly.  The Mount responded with four more runs in the second to take a 7-2 lead, three of them on a triple by Blizzard.  Rejent cut the deficit to 7-3 with an RBI single in the third and Mo O’Callahan (Barnegat, N.J.) cut it to 7-4 with another RBI single in the fifth for the Knights. After a scoreless fifth, Blizzard drove in three more with a bases-loaded triple in the sixth and Val Petillo (Plainville, Conn.) knocked in another to give the Mount an 11-4 lead. Potter delivered her second inside-the-parker in the sixth to trim the margin to 11-6, but the Mount posted four more in the seventh to put the game away.

                FDU racked up 10 hits in game two, while the Mount posted 18.  Tiffany Farhat, O’Callahan, Potter and Rejent each finished with two hits for the Knights.  Jen Emel (Silver Spring, Md.) paced the Mount offense with a 4-for-5 game and Petillo went 3-for-5. Erin Kummerfeldt (Pompton Lakes, N.J.) went the distance for the Mount and improved to 3-7 on the year.

                The Knights return to action on Saturday, April 6th at St. Francis (NY).

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