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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Saturday, March 7, 2009
RESULTS VS. EAST STROUDSBURG U. (2009-03-07 00:00:00)

Misenheimer, NC – The Pfeiffer softball team was anxious to get back to the diamond after almost two weeks of cancelled games due to weather and poor field conditions. Early Saturday the Falcons played host to the Warriors of East Stroudsburg University and split the double header. Each team shut the other out with scores of 3-0 and 9-0, with the second game going to Pfeiffer. The Falcons improve to 10-6 overall and the Warriors rest at 3-3. Both teams have yet to meet foes in their respective conferences.
Game 1: Pfeiffer 0, East Stroudsburg 3
The Falcons and Warriors tallied five hits apiece in the first game of the day. The only inning that saw scoring action was the sixth when Warrior Jamie Mingis (Glen Mills, PA) reached first with a single and was followed by Rachel Gieringer (Horsham, PA) who advanced after being hit by a pitch. Amanda Feist (Allentown, PA) then sent a homerun over the left center fence to give ESU the only scores of the game with three RBIs.
Allison Braswell (Asheboro, NC) took the loss for the Falcons after pitching 6 innings and giving up three runs. ESU’s Jennifer Bensinger (Tamaqua, PA) earned the win for the Warriors by pitching six innings with zero runs being scored.
Game 2: Pfeiffer 9, East Stroudsburg 0
The second game of the day remained scoreless until the third inning when Megan McNeill (Robbins, NC) scored for the Falcons off a sac fly by Kylee Nichols (McMinville, OR). It looked as if the second game would be a low scoring game when the fourth inning remained scoreless.
However, the Falcons jumped to a 4-0 lead after McNeill walked to get on first in the bottom of the fifth. Brittany Waldon (Port Orchard, WA) then bunted to get on first and Andrea Wagner advanced to second on a fielder’s choice as a pinch runner for McNeill. After an injury at second, McNeill subbed back into the game for Wagner and advanced to third off an error by Warrior pitcher Jackie Battaglino (Old Bridge, NJ). Kylee Nichols singled to advance the play. Stephanie Bethea (Greensboro, NC) stepped up to the bat and grounded out to the pitcher, but tallied an RBI as McNeill scored on the play. A single by Martina Bullard (Godwin, NC) then scored Nichols and Waldon.
The Falcons tallied their last five runs in the sixth inning when Heather Nobles (Ainger, NC) and Ashton Hutcherson (Stanley, NC) scored off a Brittany Waldon single. Kylee Nichols then followed with a three run homer, scoring Waldon and Moore, to end the game 9-0 in the bottom of the sixth.
Ranzy York (Milton-Freewater, OR) earned the win for the Falcons by pitching six innings giving up five hits and zero runs. Jackie Battaglino took the loss for the Warriors going five innings giving up eight hits and six runs.
The Falcons travel to Erskine on Monday for their first Conference Carolinas games of the season. The teams will meet for a double-header with first pitch scheduled for 3:00 PM.
The Automated ScoreBook East Stroudsburg at Pfeiffer Softball (Game 1) Mar 07, 2009 at Misenheimer, NC (Jack Ingram Field) East Stroudsburg 3 (3-2) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Brittany Racek ss........ 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 1 0 Jamie Mingis cf.......... 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 Rachel Gieringer 3b...... 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Amanda Feist c........... 3 1 1 3 0 0 4 1 0 Kara Darcey rf........... 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 Kerri Jakobsen 1b........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 Amanda Dice lf........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Emily Kaczmarek dh/ph... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Katelin Fitzpatrick 2b... 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 Alicea Ashe pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Caitlin Rosenbaum dh..... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jennifer Bensinger p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Jackie Battaglino p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Totals................... 24 3 5 3 3 2 21 6 4 Pfeiffer Softball 0 (9-6) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Nichols, Kylee 2b........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 Bethea, Stephanie cf..... 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 Bullard, Martina dh...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Fleming, Shelby 1b....... 2 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 Kreshka, Bryttny pr..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nobles, Heather 3b....... 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 York, Ranzy rf........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 Moore, Sarah ss.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 McNeill, Megan c......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 Waldon, Brittany lf...... 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Wagner, Andrea pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Braswell, Allison p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 Beck, Amanda p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 23 0 5 0 2 1 21 7 5 Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- East Stroudsburg.... 000 003 0 - 3 5 0 Pfeiffer Softball... 000 000 0 - 0 5 0 ----------------------------------------- DP - ESU 1. LOB - ESU 4; Falcons 5. 2B - Nichols, K. HR - A. Feist. HBP - R. Gieringer. SH - Bullard, M. SB - B. Racek. East Stroudsburg IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Jennifer Bensinger.. 6.0 4 0 0 2 1 20 23 Jackie Battaglino... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 Pfeiffer Softball IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Braswell, Allison... 6.0 5 3 3 3 2 21 25 Beck, Amanda........ 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 Win - J. Bensinger. Loss - Braswell, A. Save - Battaglino . HBP - by Braswell, A (R. Gieringer). Umpires - Start: 10:00 AM Time: 11:30 AM Attendance: 40 J. Bensinger faced 2 batters in the 7th. Game: SOFT08 Play-by-Play The Automated ScoreBook East Stroudsburg at Pfeiffer Softball (Game 1) - Play-by-Play Mar 07, 2009 at Misenheimer, NC (Jack Ingram Field) Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- East Stroudsburg.... 000 003 0 - 3 5 0 Pfeiffer Softball... 000 000 0 - 0 5 0 ----------------------------------------- East Stroudsburg starters: 7/ss B. Racek; 3/cf J. Mingis; 25/3b R. Gieringer; 11/c A. Feist; 13/rf K. Darcey; 14/1b K. Jakobsen; 16/lf A. Dice; 12/2b Fitzpatrick; 2/dh C. Rosenbaum; 20/p J. Bensinger; Pfeiffer Softball starters: 2/2b Nichols, K; 16/cf Bethea, S; 24/dh Bullard, M; 11/1b Fleming, S; 8/3b Nobles, H; 1/rf York, R; 9/ss Moore, S; 12/c McNeill, M; 14/lf Waldon, B; 10/p Braswell, A; East Stroudsburg 1st - B. Racek singled. J. Mingis grounded out to p unassisted; B. Racek stole second, advanced to third. R. Gieringer flied out to p; B. Racek out at third p to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer Softball 1st - Nichols, K flied out to ss. Bethea, S flied out to ss. Bullard, M flied out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. East Stroudsburg 2nd - A. Feist out at first rf to 1b. K. Darcey grounded out to 3b. K. Jakobsen singled. A. Dice grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer Softball 2nd - Fleming, S flied out to c. Nobles, H flied out to lf. York, R lined out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. East Stroudsburg 3rd - Fitzpatrick walked. A. Ashe pinch ran for Fitzpatrick. C. Rosenbaum grounded out to p; A. Ashe advanced to second. B. Racek struck out. J. Mingis walked. R. Gieringer singled; J. Mingis advanced to second; A. Ashe out at third 3b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pfeiffer Softball 3rd - Fitzpatrick to 2b for A. Ashe. Moore, S flied out to rf. McNeill, M flied out to ss. Waldon, B singled. Nichols, K doubled; Waldon, B advanced to third, out at home c unassisted. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. East Stroudsburg 4th - A. Feist flied out to cf. K. Darcey struck out. K. Jakobsen flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer Softball 4th - Bethea, S singled. Bullard, M grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; Bethea, S advanced to second. Fleming, S flied out to 3b. Nobles, H flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. East Stroudsburg 5th - A. Dice grounded out to 3b. Fitzpatrick grounded out to 2b. C. Rosenbaum flied out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer Softball 5th - York, R struck out. Moore, S flied out to cf. McNeill, M grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. East Stroudsburg 6th - B. Racek flied out to rf. J. Mingis singled. R. Gieringer hit by pitch; J. Mingis advanced to second. A. Feist homered, 3 RBI; R. Gieringer scored; J. Mingis scored. K. Darcey walked. K. Jakobsen flied out to cf. E. Kaczmarek to dh for A. Dice. E. Kaczmarek pinch hit. E. Kaczmarek flied out to ss. 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer Softball 6th - A. Dice to lf for E. Kaczmarek. Waldon, B singled. Wagner, A pinch ran for Waldon, B. Nichols, K flied out to 2b. Bethea, S grounded out to p; Wagner, A advanced to second. Bullard, M flied out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. East Stroudsburg 7th - Waldon, B to lf for Wagner, A. Beck, A to p for Braswell, A. Fitzpatrick flied out to cf. C. Rosenbaum flied out to 1b. B. Racek flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer Softball 7th - Fleming, S walked. Kreshka, B pinch ran for Fleming, S. Nobles, H walked; Kreshka, B advanced to second. Battaglino to p for J. Bensinger. York, R singled; Nobles, H advanced to second; Kreshka, B advanced to third. Moore, S hit into double play p to c to 1b; York, R advanced to second; Nobles, H advanced to third; Kreshka, B out on the play. McNeill, M grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.