Lehigh Powers Way to DH Sweep over Terriers

Lehigh Powers Way to DH Sweep over Terriers

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – In the first weekend of the Patriot League schedule, preseason favorite Lehigh hit a combined five homers to claim a doubleheader sweep over the Boston University softball team on Saturday afternoon at Leadership Park.

The Mountain Hawks  (10-14, 2-0 PL) scored seven runs in the second inning of game one en route to an 11-3 victory and tallied at least one run in every inning at the plate of game two for the 9-1 win over the Terriers (8-17, 0-2 PL).

GAME ONE RUNDOWN
Final Score:
 Lehigh 11, Boston University 3 (5 inn.)
Watch Replay: PatriotLeague.tv 
WP: Campbell (6-4, 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB)
LP: Akers (4-5, 3.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R/ER)
BU Leaders: Sahlinger (1-1 AB, 2-RBI 2B), Schanda (1-1, 2 R, 1 BB)
Lehigh Leaders: Wright (2-3 AB, 2-RBI 2B, SOLO HR), Cole (2-4 AB, 2-RBI 2B), Lattanzio (1-4 AB, 2 RBI)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Lehigh jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead with a lead-off single, stolen base and RBI double.
  • The Terriers came right back in the second with junior Kaitlin Sahlinger delivering a two-out, two-RBI double to plate junior Jilee Schanda and sophomore Madi Killebrew for a 2-1 advantage.
  • The Mountain Hawks didn't need much time to retake the lead as they hit back-to-back solo homers in the bottom half against senior Makinna Akers.
  • They added five more runs off four hits against freshman Lizzie Annerino to extend the lead to 8-2.
  • BU added another run in the fourth on a hard-hit infield grounder by sophomore Emily Morrow that allowed Schanda to score from second, but Lehigh put the game away with three runs in the fifth off four hits.
GAME TWO RUNDOWN
Final Score:
 Lehigh 9, Boston University 1 (5 inn.)
Watch Replay: PatriotLeague.tv
WP: Sorem (3-6, 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 2 K, 2 BB)
LP: Magane (4-6, 10 H, 9 R/ER, 1 K, 1 BB)
BU Leaders: Heinen (1-2 AB, RBI 2B), Connolly (1-2 AB, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SB)
Lehigh Leaders: Lattanzio (2-3 AB, 2 HR, 5 RBI), Smith (2-3 AB, 2 R), Rabago (2-3 AB, 1 3B, 1 2B, 1 R), Cole (2-3 AB, SOLO HR, 2 RBI)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • BU struck first in the first inning with senior Moriah Connolly walking, stealing second and reaching home on sophomore Alex Heinen's double.
  • The Mountain Hawks went on a tear in the bottom half against freshman Kali Magane with a solo homer, single, two-run homer, double and RBI single for the 4-1 lead.
  • After Lehigh scored a run in both the second and third, Vicky Lattanzio hit a three-run blast following her two-run homer in the first for the 9-1 win.
  • BU led off the top of the fourth with a pair of singles from junior Jilee Schanda and senior Rachel Levine, but Lehigh got a force at third and turned a double play to keep the Terriers from adding more runs.
NEXT UP
  • The two teams will wrap up the weekend series on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
  • The start time was pushed up from noon in an attempt to avoid rain in the area.
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