March 27, 2010

Pipers drop two on second day in California

Game 1 vs. Tufts: Box scoreHU    2   6   0
TUF   5   10  0

Hamline took the spot of the visitors in the game against Tufts, and scored in their first turn at the plate. Kristi Gravem (So., Maplewood, Minn.) hit a one-out double and then scored on an RBI single from Erin Farley (Jr., Saint Paul, Minn.).

The Jumbos then used four hits to score a trio of runs in the bottom of the first inning, taking a lead that the Pipers ultimately couldn't overcome.

The Pipers' second run came in the top of the second, as Laura Randall (Fy., Fridley, Minn.) hit a one-out single and scored on an RBI sacrifice bunt by Heidi Larsen (Jr., Andover, Minn.).

Jessalyn Weaver (Sr., Eagan, Minn.) took the loss on the rubber for the Pipers while Randall was 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Hamline.

Game 2 vs. Williams: Box scoreHU    3   6   3
WIL   6   9   1

Once again filling the role of the visitors, the Pipers put their first run on the board in their first at-bat in the second game. Larsen hit a lead-off single to center field and advanced to second on a ground-out before moving to third on the throw. She then scored on an RBI sacrifice fly by Farley.

Hamline held the 1-0 lead until the bottom of the third, when Williams scored four runs on three hits and a Piper error.

The Pipers put a run on the board in each of the fourth and fifth innings. Farley scored in the fourth after hitting a lead-off single to left field and advancing to third after a walk and another single. She scored on an RBI by Alleah Pac (Fy., Federal Way, Wash.) as she reached on a fielder's choice.

The run in the fifth inning came as Jessica Churchill (So., Duluth, Minn.) led off the inning with a single and then stole second. She advanced to third on a single by Louisa Lueck (So., Ripon, Wis.) before scoring as Gravem reached on a fielder's choice.

The Ephs then added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth for the final 6-3 score.

Laura Dombrovski (Fy., Maple Lake, Minn.) started and three three innings in taking the loss for the Pipers.

Churchill went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Pipers.

Hamline is now 1-3 overall and will take on Buena Vista and Chapman on Monday, March 29, in California.