March 24, 2009
Edinboro 5, Glenville St. 3
(SALEM, VA) — In the opening game of the WVWC Tournament in Salem, VA the Lady Pioneers would squander a 3-1 advantage and fall by the final of 5-3 to Edinboro.
After falling behind 1-0 in the top half of the 3rd, GSC (1-8) would answer back with three runs in the bottom half. However the Fighting Scots would score single runs in the 4th and 5th innings and then plate two in the top of the 7th.
Mandy Parkulo went the distance giving up five runs, four earned on nine hits.
Erin Morgan and Leanne Harris each had two hits and Candace White drove in 2 runs.
IUP 7, Glenville St. 1
(SALEM, VA) — The Crimson Hawks of Indiana U. (PA) took advantage of six Lady Pioneer errors as they raced out to a 5-0 lead after three and never looked back as Glenville State fell 7-1.
The lone GSC (1-9) run would come in the bottom of the 4th has Candace White would drill a home run. The top seven hitters would all see base but Glenville was unable to generate much offense as they stranded 8 runners.
Parkulo would again go the distance, giving up seven runs, four earned on nine hits while striking out two.
Glenville St. 7, Slippery Rock 6
(SALEM, VA) — The Lady Pioneers would use a four run 5th inning to grab the lead and then hold on to defeat Slippery Rock by a score of 7-6.
Leanne Harris would drive in three while Erin Morgan and Brooke Foster would each record two hits.
The Pioneers would quickly fall in a hole, giving up a pair of runs in the top of the 1st. They would get a run back in the bottom half of the 2nd as after back to back singles by Morgan and Morgan Elswick; Foster would drill a single to left to score Morgan to make it 2-1.
SRU would come right back with single runs in the top of the 4th and 5th innings to push the lead to 4-1.
In the bottom half of the 5th GSC would go to work immediately as Foster would lead off with a single and Sara McFarland would follow with a walk. After a Courtney Rzepka sacrifice would advance the runners, Brittany Handley would single to score Foster. Harris would reach on a fielder’s choice, scoring McFarland to make it 4-3. Karly Eskew would follow with a RBI ground out to third, scoring Handley to knot the game at 4 runs apiece. Harris would steal third to put her in position to score on a Candace White single up the middle, giving GSC their first lead at 5-4.
The lead would be short lived as the Rock would answer right back with a run in the top of the 6th to tie the game back at 5.
Glenville State would again get their first two batters on in the bottom of the 6th has Foster would walk and McFarland would reach on an error. After a fly out to center field and a sacrifice bunt GSC would have runners at 2nd and 3rd with two outs for the hot hitting Harris. Harris would then crush a pitch for a 2 run double to put Glenville back on top 7-5.
The 7th inning would see SRU homer to lead off the inning before Parkulo would retire the side to preserve the win.
Parkulo would again pitch 7 innings as she gave up six runs, four earned while scattering 10 hits.
Bloomsburg 3, Glenville St. 0
(SALEM, VA) — The Pioneers bats would go cold, mixed with sloppy fielding as they fell to Bloomsburg 3-0 in the 4th game of the weekend. Bloomsburg would capitalize on the GSC (2-10) fielding mistakes as they would score a single run in the 3rd and two in the 6th, all unearned.
Parkulo would pitch six innings, giving up three runs, none earned on five hits.
Glenville St. 12, Shippensburg 3
(SALEM, VA) — Glenville State saved the best for last as they played their best game of the season to date exploding for 12 runs and 10 hits on they run ruled Shippensburg, 12-3 in five Innings.
Leanne Harris hot bat would lead the way as she went 4-4 with a 2 doubles, while driving in six runs. On the weekend Harris was 10 of 17 and driving in 10 runs.
Tied 1-1 all after the first full inning, GSC would explode for four in the 2nd, two in the 4th and five in the fifth.
In addition to Harris, Elswick would drive in two and Eskew would pick up a pair of hits.
Elswick would pitch five innings, giving up three runs, one earned while striking out six.