Anderson Advances to Regional Final After 16-4 Win Over Allegheny
Release courtesy of Trine University
ANGOLA, Ind. - Anderson University is a on three-game winning streak at the 2013 NCAA Division Angola Softball Regional, dealing a blow to Allegheny College, 16-4, in this afternoon's game 14 and for a 15th and final game of the regional in a winner-take-all rematch.
The Ravens used two homers and other heavy hitting while it capitalized on six errors by the Allegheny Gators to force a final game that's scheduled for play at 10 a.m. Monday.
"Tomorrow's another day," Allegheny head coach Beth Curtiss said. Today's loss to Anderson was the first for No. 6-seed Allegheny.
"This is what we talked about all year, doing things right and everything works out for us," Ravens head coach Tony Holloway said. "We came out and had some big hits."
Senior Amy Wuestefeld rallied the Ravens with a triple in the top of the first inning off Gators starting pitcher sophomore Caitlin Nealer. Wuestefeld scored when senior Katy Ogden grounded out to first. Anderson added another run in the second when senior Lauren Smith doubled to left field and was driven home when senior Devin Moorman singled up the middle.
Each team scored three in the third. Anderson had runners on second and third when sophomore Yardley Collett singled up the middle and brought in both runs. Senior Natalie Moorhouse would drive in the other run on a doubled to right center.
Allegheny answered with a two-run single to center by senior Stephanie Fort. She would then come in on a Nealer single up the middle, closing the gap to 5-3.
Anderson scored a run in the fourth when Wuestefeld hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring freshman Katy McCool.
Each team brought in a runner in the fifth, with Anderson holding a 7-4 lead. Anderson's run came in the form of a homer to center field by Hess. Allegheny's run came as senior Nicole Rodi doubled to left center and brought in junior Halea Hayden.
In the top of the sixth, Anderson scored four times capped off by a three-run homer from Ogden
As it turned out, the sixth was a warm up for the Ravens who brought in five runs in the top of the seventh.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Gators couldn't get a hit to chase the Ravens as they went down in order to end the game.