#8 EMU tops #1 Guilford in opening round of ODAC softball tournament

Posted by Andy Durham on April 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

SALEM, Va. – Lisa Lee went 2-4 with five RBI and threw a complete-game to
lead eighth-seeded Eastern Mennonite University to a 6-2 win over top-seeded
Guilford College in Friday’s opening round of the Old Dominion Athletic
Conference (ODAC) Softball Tournament.

The Royals (16-16) advance to play Friday (4/23) night at 7:30 p.m. against
fourth-seeded Lynchburg College, a 4-3 winner over number-five Bridgewater
College. The Quakers (28-12-1) take on Bridgewater in an elimination game
Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Kimberly Keys’ RBI first-inning single gave the Quakers a 1-0 lead, but Lee
(4-7) settled down to scatter five hits the rest of the way. Guilford had
runners reach base in every inning, but Lee stranded 11 runners in the game.

Courtney Allman’s solo homer in the fourth off of Guilford starter Jessica
Burcham (10-6) marked the Royals’ first hit and tied the score at 1-1. Lee
gave Eastern Mennonite the lead with a two-out, three-run homer in the
fourth, her third round-tripper of the season.

Guilford scratched out a sixth-inning run to make it a 4-2 game, but Lee
plated two insurance runs in the top of the seventh with a two-out single
off of reliever Shelby Bowser.

Eastern Mennonite’s Jessica Blosser was 2-4 and scored twice. Guilford’s
Keys had a game-high three hits and Courtney Kozar was 2-3 with an RBI.

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Eastern Mennonite 6, Guilford 2 (Apr 23, 2010 at Salem, VA)

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Eastern Mennonite… 000 130 2 – 6 6 1 (16-16)

Guilford………… 100 001 0 – 2 7 1 (28-12-1)

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Pitchers: Eastern Mennonite – Lisa Lee and Nicole Shelton. Guilford –
Jessica Burcham;

Shelby Bowser(6) and Morgan Andrews.

Win-Lisa Lee(4-7) Loss-Jessica Burcham(10-6) T-1:42 A-75

HR EMU – Lisa Lee (3); Courtney Allman (6).

Weather: 65, overcast, drizzle

Game notes:

Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament

Guilford plays Bridgewater Friday at 5:00 pm in a loser’s bracket game…..
Eastern Mennonite advances to play Lynchburg Friday at 7:30 pm in the winner’s bracket.

Game: GCS-41

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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