March 6, 2007
Osceola, FL - The Sacred Heart softball team made eight errors and squandered two leads in dropping a pair of games Tuesday in play at the Rebel Games. SHU lost to Georgetown 7-4 and then fell to Valparaiso, 13-6.
Against the Hoyas, the Pioneers jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind two hits apiece from senior Caitlin Carroll (Los Alamitos, CA) and junior Megan Spehar (Thousand Oaks, CA). Georgetown rallied with a pair of runs of their own in the top of the sixth off the Pioneers' Danielle Mellin (La Canada, CA), who allowed only one earned run in seven innings. However, the Pioneers made four errors in the field which allowed the Hoyas to score six unearned runs. Georgetown socred two runs in the top of the eighth inning but the Pioneers were able to answer back in the bottom half. The Hoyas came right back though, scoring three runs in the top of the ninth to put the game away.
The Pioneers got off to a fast start against Valparaiso as well, scoring three runs in each of the first two innings to build a 6-2 lead. However, SHU again comitted four errors, leading to 10 unearned runs for the Crusaders. Powered, by senior Meghan Carroll's four extra base hits, Valparaiso scored in each of the first four innings, including eight runs in the fourth, to blow the game open.
Sacred Heart continues play at the Rebel Games Wednesday. The Pioneers will face Lehigh at 11:00 am and Tennessee State at 3:00 pm.