Softball Splits With Lakers

Softball Splits With Lakers
Emma Dunlap blasted the first homer of the season for the Bucs in game two. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers split a softball doubleheader with the Mercyhurst Lakers on Thursday at Buccaneer Field, losing 6-3 in the opener and taking the nightcap 8-5.
Paula Mackin improved to 6-0 in the nightcap, working into the seventh inning and allowing two runs on six hits. She walked nine and struck out five.
Five different players pounded out two hits, including Emma Dunlap, who hit the first homer of the season for the Bucs in the second inning, and Amber Durkin who went 2-for-2 with a pair of runs.
In the opener, the Bucs (11-3) fell behind early and could not catch the Lakers (2-5). Brianna Smith (5-3) took the loss, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits and seven walks, while striking out five.
Sara Hipson had two doubles and scored a run, and Grace Collins added two more hits and a run.
The Bucs travel to St. Augustine, Fla., on Wednesday, Mar. 3 to face the Flagler Saints. Live coverage of the games can be heard on the Buccaneer Broadcasting Network starting at 3:50 pm.
(02/25/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
(Game 1)
Mercyhurst 6, Barry 3
Mercyhurst.......... 110 022 0 -  6  7  2      (2-4)
Barry.................... 002 000 1 -  3  6  2      (10-3)
Pitchers: Mercyhurst - Kristi Janoske and Anna Glomb. Barry - Brianna Smith; Jessica Bevlin(6)
and Kayla Monroy; Emma Dunlap.
Win-Kristi Janoske(1-3)  Loss-Brianna Smith(5-3)  T-2:14
Weather: Brilliant
(Game 2)
Barry 8, Mercyhurst 5
Mercyhurst.......... 001 000 4 -  5  8  2      (2-5)
Barry.................... 010 403 X -  8 12  0      (11-3)
Pitchers: Mercyhurst - Amanda Norman; Megan Hopton(6) and Jen Bower. Barry - Paula Mackin;
Jessica Bevlin(7) and Emma Dunlap.
Win-Paula Mackin(6-0)  Loss-Amanda Norman(0-2)  T-2:29  A-63
HR BUS - Emma Dunlap (1).
Weather: Dismal
A. Norman faced 3 batters in the 6th.
Mackin faced 2 batters in the 7th.