Softball Pounds Out 20 Hits In Sweep Of Lakers

Softball Pounds Out 20 Hits In Sweep Of Lakers
Kelly Martinez went 3-for-6 with two doubles, two stolen bases, two runs scored and four RBI. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers pounded out 20 hits to run up a doubleheader sweep of Mercyhurst on Thursday night at Buccaneer Field. The Bucs took game one 5-0 and the nightcap 4-2.

Barry (11-5) did all of its damage in the first game in the first inning off Laker starter Megan Hopton (4-3). The Bucs loaded the bases on singles by Natalia Ojeda, Sarah Broeseker and Paula Mackin with two outs. Ashley Fernandez delivered two runs with a single up the middle and Kelly Martinez followed with a two-run double to the gap in left-center. Martinez swiped third and came home when no one covered third and Taylor Jezuit’s throw went down the line in left.

Alexi s Yohe (4-2) made the runs stand up, scattering four hits in a complete-game shutout. She walked three and struck out three. Hopton took the loss, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and a walk in two innings.

In the second game, Barry scored three runs in the third inning to break open a 1-1 game. The Bucs jumped out in front in the second inning as pinch runner Christal Cruz trotted home on a groundball to short by Megan Copeland.

The Lakers (5-7) knotted the game at 1-1 in the third, as Kayliegh Milliman raced home on an error.

In the bottom of the third, Martinez came through again with a two-run double. She scored on a single by pitcher Camille Czarnecki (5-2) to make it 4-1. The Lakers added a late run in the seventh on an RBI single by Courtney Smith, who went 5-for-9 in the doubleheader.

Czarnecki went the distance, holding the Lakers to two runs (one earned) on four hits. She walked four and struck out two. Annie Truelove (1-3) was saddled with the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks.

Martinez led the Bucs at the plate, going 3-for-6 with two doubles and four RBI. She also swiped two bases and scored twice. Julie Brito and Ojeda also collected three hits each, while Fernandez had two RBI.

The Bucs open Sunshine State Conference play this weekend, taking on the Saint Leo Lions on the road.

(02/28/13 at Miami Shores, FL)

Barry 5, Mercyhurst 0 (Game 1)

Mercyhurst.......... 000 000 0 -  0  4  1      (5-6)
Barry.................. 500 000 X -  5 10  1      (10-5)

Pitchers: Mercyhurst - Hopton, Megan; Calabro, Chelsea(3) and Jezuit, Taylor. Barry - Alexis Yohe and Kayla Monroy.
Win-Alexis Yohe(4-2)  Loss-Hopton, Megan(4-3)  T-1:39  A-0
Weather: capricious

Barry 4, Mercyhurst 2 (Game 2)

Mercyhurst.......... 001 000 1 -  2  4  3      (5-7)
Barry.................. 013 000 X -  4 10  2      (11-5)

Pitchers: Mercyhurst - Truelove, Annie; Calabro, Chelsea(4) and Jezuit, Taylor. Barry - Camille Czarnecki and Kayla Monroy.
Win-Camille Czarnecki(5-2)  Loss-Truelove, Annie(1-3)  T-1:39  A-131