April 17, 2010

Pipers homer in each game as they split with Blazers

Game 1: Box score
HU     3   10   1
CSB   4    7    0

The Pipers took the first lead of the game, putting a pair of runs on the board in the top of the third inning. Kelsey Tacheny (Jr., Saint Paul, Minn.) hit a lead-off single and then Erin Farley (Jr., Saint Paul, Minn.) homered over the center field fence for a 2-0 lead.

The Blazers scored a single run in the third on a solo homer, and then the Pipers went up by two again in the fourth on a trio of singles. Bethany Hine (Fy., Carver, Minn.) had an RBI-single to third base to plate the runner to go up 3-1.

In the fourth, Saint Benedict capitalized on four Piper errors and three hits – all singles – to score three runs, which ultimately gave the Blazers the opening game win.

Farley was 2-for-4 at the plate in the opening game with the two RBI. Jessalyn Weaver (Sr., Eagan, Minn.) threw a complete game in taking the loss for the Pipers.

 

Game 2: Box score
HU      8   13   2
CSB    3   9     1

The Pipers and Blazers exchanged single runs in the first inning, with the Pipers’ Tacheny reaching on an error and then scoring on an RBI single by Heidi Larsen (Jr., Andover, Minn.).

Saint Benedict tallied their run in the bottom of the opening frame on an RBI single with two outs.

Kristi Gravem (So., Maplewood, Minn.) hit a single with one out in the second. She was joined on base by Jackie Brigl (Fy., Roseville, Minn.) on a single and Erin Kastner (Fy., Faribault, Minn.), who reached on an error. Hamline then took a 3-1 lead in the second as Tacheny doubled in a pair of runs with a hit to right center with the bases loaded, scoring Gravem and Brigl.

The Blazers added their second run of the game in the third as a batter was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. However, the Pipers held Saint Benedict scoreless for the rest of the game, and added two more runs to their tally in the top of the seventh.

The final two insurance runs game on a home run from Ashley Anderberg (Sr., Circle Pines, Minn.).

Weaver took the win for the Pipers in the second game, tossing another complete game. The split on the day moved her record to 8-7 on the year.

Hamline is now 11-13, 5-5 MIAC, while the Blazers are 9-15, 4-6 MIAC. The Pipers host Saint Mary’s on Tuesday, April 20, at 4:30 p.m.