THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
Softball falls to No. 2 Stetson, 2-0
Consecutive homers by Jill Semento and Jordan Cleghorn helped lifted Stetson to a 2-0 victory over the JU softball team at the Atlantic Sun Tournament on Friday in DeLand, Fla.

Semento and Cleghorn had the only two hits to lift the Hatters (33-19), while Amanda Lindsey (24-10) struck out eight in seven scoreless innings to secure the win.

The Dolphins (32-22), who finished with a game-high six hits, will now play Campbell at 4 p.m. in an elimination game.

“We fought hard, but didn’t get the result we wanted,” said JU head coach Amanda Lehotak. “We just couldn’t get the big hit to ahead in the game. Now, we have to refocus and put all of our energy to Campbell.”

Senior Ashley Iveson (16-10) suffered her fourth straight loss in the circle after allowing two runs on two hits, while fanning seven batters in four innings. Freshman Olivia Kline had two scoreless innings to close out the game.

Sophomore Kayla Ouellet had a team-hits two hits for JU, while Kline, senior Kelly McKeon, senior Amber Moseley and sophomore Melissa Morales all had a hit.

In the first inning, the Dolphins got a one-out single from Ouellet and advanced to third on a ground out by junior Katie Kelly. Lindsey got out of the inning on a ground out to second by freshman Sarah Simon.

The Dolphins had runners on first and second with two outs in the second inning, but Lindsey induced another ground out to get out of the jam.

Iveson held the Hatters hitless through the first four innings, while recording seven strikeouts. The glue came apart in the fifth inning after Semento and Cleghorn had consecutive solo homers to give the Hatters a 2-0 lead.

Simon drew a one-out walk in the sixth inning and was pinch run for by freshman Lauren Even. After a strikeout to Kline, Moseley pushed Even to second on a single to left field. Sophomore Amanda Schmidt laced a line-drive hit to the left side, but Chelsea Trotto dove and caught it to end the inning.

With one out in the seventh inning, McKeon singled through the left side. Sophomore Brie Carmack pinch hit, but lined out to a diving Semento at third. Ouellet followed with an infield single, while Kelly reached on an error to load the bases. Simon batted to a 2-2 count in the next at-bat before Lindsey struck her out to end the game.

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