April 23, 2003
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence College softball team swept the Yale University Bulldogs, 11-1 (5 inn.) and 5-4, in a double header on Wednesday, April 23 at Raymond Field.
Providence began the first game by loading the bases in the first inning and scoring two runs on a single by sophomore Kalena Petersen (Mission Viejo, Calif.). The Friars then added three more runs in the bottom of the second inning, two of which came on a two-run home run by senior Sarah Morin (Westerly, R.I.), her first home run of the season. Providence used the long ball again in the bottom of the third inning as freshman Elena Romero (Chula Vista, Calif.) hit a three-run home run, her second home run of the season, which made the score 11-0 after three innings of play. The Bulldogs would manage just one run as the game ended in five innings due to the mercy rule. Providence senior pitcher Melissa Peterson (Huntington Beach, Calif.) pitched a complete game to pick up her seventh win of the season.
Yale jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second game with one of those runs coming on a solo-home run in the top of the fourth inning by senior Jackie Crispell. The Friars got on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning on a solo-home run by Romero, her second home run of the day and third this season. Peterson replaced starting pitcher, junior, Cori Van Dusen (Riverside, Calif.) who pitched four-plus innings. In the top of the sixth inning, Morin hit a solo-home run, her second home run of the day and second of the year to bring the Friars within one run. Van Dusen then scored from third on a bases-loaded walk to freshman Michele Bowers (Staten Island, N.Y.), tying the score 3-3. Yale answered in the top of the seventh inning when catcher Kristy Kwiatkowski doubled down the left field line to give the Bulldogs the lead, 4-3. Providence however would answer back in the bottom of the inning. Morin reached on a single with one out, then, with two outs and two strikes, freshman Michelle Willette (Moorpark, Calif.) hit a two-run, game-winning, home run to give the Friars the victory. The home run was her second of the season. Peterson was awarded the victory to improve her record to 8-2 this season.
With the sweep, Providence improves to 15-15 while Yale falls to 16-22 on the season. The Friars return to action tomorrow, Thursday, April 24 as they play a double header at home against Holy Cross at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Raymond Field, Providence, R.I.
Inning 1 2 3 4 5 -- R H E
Yale (16-21) 0 0 0 1 0 -- 1 5 2
PROVIDENCE (14-15) 2 3 6 0 x -- 11 10 1
WP -- PC, Melissa Peterson (7-2)
LP -- YU, Jillian Miles (4-5)
HR -- PC, Sarah Morin (1), Elena Romero (2)
Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 -- R H E
Yale (16-22) 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 -- 4 7 1
PROVIDENCE (15-15) 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 -- 5 8 1
WP -- PC, Melissa Peterson (8-2)
LP -- YU, Beth Pavlicek (7-5)
HR -- PC, Sarah Morin (2), Elena Romero (3), Michelle Willette (2); YU, Jackie Crispell (1)