March 14, 2011
Quinnipiac Softball Falls To Maryland, 4-1, And Defeats Netherlands National Team, 7-6
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Quinnipiac University softball team (8-10)
lost to the University of Maryland, 4-1, in the final day of the
Under Armour Showcase at the University of South Florida on March
13. The Bobcats also defeated the Netherlands National Team, 7-6,
in 10 innings in an exhibition game on Sunday.
Quinnipiac's first game of the day went into extra innings, after
seven scoreless innings between the Bobcats and the Terps. In the
top of the eighth, Maryland scored three runs off a Kerry Hickey
homerun to left center. The Terps took a 4-0 lead as Lexi Carroll
hit another homerun.
In the bottom of the eighth, senior first baseman Joelle
Jacobsen (Flemington, N.J.) was placed on second and was able
to advance to third on a Maryland error. Second baseman Jacqueline
Ristow (Seal Beach, Calif.) doubled to right field, driving in
Jacobsen for the Bobcats' only run of the game.
Overall, Quinnipiac junior pitcher Heather
Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.) struck out eight batters
in eight innings, while Christy
Cabrera (Reno, Nev.), Bridget
Figmic, and Ristow each contributed a hit for the Bobcats.
With the score tied, 5-5, against the Netherlands National Team,
Quinnipiac freshman pitcher Katie
Alfiere (Beacon Falls, Conn.) came in to pitch in the seventh
inning. After the Dutch took a 6-5 lead over the Bobcats in the
ninth, Alfiere hit a single to right field, driving in Julia
Sini (Elgin, Texas) to tie the score at six runs apiece.
After Quinnipiac held the Dutch in the top of the 10th, the
Alba (Sylmar, Calif.) singled down the right-field line,
allowing Ristow to score the game-winning run.
Quinnipiac returns to action when it plays Boston University on
Wednesday, March 16 at noon in Clearwater, Fla.