CUA downs Webster before falling to Geneva in Florida

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – CUA split its two games at the Rebel Spring Games on Wednesday, downing Webster 4-3 before falling to Geneva 6-3.  Isabelle Pisini and Taylor Stockinger registered four hits apiece in the games and Kerri Apicella recorded the game one win by throwing seven innings of three-hit softball.

In CUA's game vs. Webster neither team scored until the top of the third when the Gorloks struck for three runs.  Brandi Strowman led off with a single and came around on a CUA error.  Later, Kristie Konersmann drove in a run with a sac bunt and Chelsea Schaffer's double brought the third Webster run across the plate.

The Cardinals evened things up with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, beginning with a Tracey Scanlon double.  She came across on Nina Curto's triple and Pisini then drove home Curto with a double.  After Pisini was bunted over to third Stockinger drove her home by lacing a triple and the game was knotted at three.

CUA then pushed the eventual winning run across in the bottom of the sixth when Stockinger drove home Pisini with a double to make it 4-3.

Apicella worked a perfect seventh inning to complete the win for CUA.

Apicella registered the win after scattering three hits and striking out six in seven innings of work.  Webster's Ashley Meagher took the loss after she gave up 10 hits and four runs in six innings in the circle.

In the day's second game Geneva jumped out to an early lead with five runs in the bottom of the first.  The Golden Tornadoes then added a single run in the second to go in front 6-0.

CUA got on the board in the fifth when Kristen Trancynger singled home Mel Galella to make it 6-1, and the Cardinals pulled to within 6-3 with two more runs in the sixth.  Elizabeth Best singled home Scanlon and Stockinger brought home Sam Daubman with a single.

Down to its final at bat in the seventh CUA's Curto reached on an error to bring up Scanlon, but she popped out to shortstop and the Cardinals were forced to settle for a split.

The game two win went to Geneva's Julie DiLonardo, who struck out seven and allowed three runs in seven innings.  Victoria Capozucca suffered the loss for CUA after she gave up six runs on seven hits and struck out one.

On Thursday CUA will play two more games in Florida, taking on Methodist at 9 a.m. and Baldwin-Wallace at 11.

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