FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 06, 2004
Softball Downs Indiana, 6-1, at Triple Crown Classic
Feb. 6, 2004
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - JU senior third baseman Sonja Cadarette (Jacksonville/Sandalwood) crushed a two-out, first-inning grand slam and sophomore righthander Katie Dobson (Clearwater, Fla.) hurled her second complete game of the season as the Dolphins downed Indiana, 6-1, Friday afternoon at the Triple Crown Classic at Treaty Park in St. Augustine. Dobson allowed one run on five hits and struck out five as JU improved to 3-1 following a 5-3 loss to Boston College Friday morning.
Senior shortstop Dianna Korcak (Clearwater, Fla.), sophomore catcher Janine Palumbo (Clearwater, Fla.) and designated hitter Melissa Coburn (Crystal River) each added a pair of hits as the Dolphins out-hit the Hoosiers, 12-5. Dobson improved to 2-0 on the season following a no-hitter against Savannah State in the season opener.
Korcak doubled to lead off the bottom of the first and then Palumbo reached on a base-on-balls. Following a Stephanie Beasley (Tallahassee, Fla.) strikeout, Lauren Redfern (Jacksonville/Sandalwood) walked to load the bases. Kasey Yourous (Radcliff, Ky.) reached on a fielders choice when Korcak was forced out at home setting up Cadarette's big blast, which came on a 3-2 count.
Christy Wahl suffered the loss for Indiana (0-1) after allowing five runs on two hits and walking three in 1.0 inning of work. The Hoosiers' lone run came in the fourth when Karly McCormack singled home Val White, who doubled to lead off the inning.
The Dolphins stranded 13 runners in the first game of the day as Boston College pounded out 11 hits for the 5-3 win. Michelle Daly allowed two runs and scattered six hits, while walking eight batters in 7.0 innings of work for the win. Junior Stacey Bell (Jacksonville/Terry Parker) suffered the loss for JU after allowing five runs on 10 hits in 5.0 innings.
Boston College scored a run in the first, third and fourth innings to take a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth, when the Eagles had three hits and scored two runs to extend the lead to 5-1. The Dolphins added a run in the top of the sixth on sacrifice fly by Palumbo, and then scored once in the top of the seventh on a two-out, pinch-hit double by Ronda Campo (Kirkland, Wash.).
The Dolphins return to action on Saturday against Southern Illinois at 2 p.m. and McNeese State at 7 p.m. in St. Augustine.