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Softball - Mon, Mar. 7, 2011
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Cornerstone 3, Judson 2  - Box
Judson 15, Siena Heights 5 - Box

TUCSON, Ariz. - Playing in their first games of the year in Arizona, Judson University went 1-1 dropping their first game but bouncing back to win their second game. Judson lost to Cornerstone University, 3-2, in eight innings in game one and then won game two, 15-5, over Siena Heights University.

Cornerstone 3, Judson 2
Cornerstone scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Judson answered back with one run in the bottom of the inning but did not tie the game as Cornerstone took the win in extra innings.

Hallie Niewold worked the final two innings to receive the loss. She gave up two runs on two hits. Sam Gladen started the game and went six innings and had seven strikeouts and one earned run. Four players had hits for Judson and Concetta Lampugnano and Nicole Dimiceli had RBIs.

The first four innings were scoreless as Cornerstone picked up their first run in the fifth inning. Judson answered in the bottom of the sixth inning. Dimiceli doubled in Carrie Sensor to tie the game.

In extra innings, Judson gave up two runs and did not recover. Lampugnano grounded out to score Brittany Holm in the eighth inning for Judson's other run.

Judson 15, Siena Heights 5
Judson run ruled Siena Heights in the sixth inning with a 10-run win, 15-5. Judson had 14 hits on the day with three home runs and five extra base hits.

Dimiceli had her best game of the season going 4-of-5 with five RBI and three runs scored. She had two doubles and a home run in her five at bats. Lampugnano, Allison Catlett, Amanda Hart, Hallie Niewold had two RBI and Brittany Holm and Erin Stankus each had one RBI.

After a scoreless first inning, Judson scored six in the second for a 6-0 lead. After Siena Heights cut the lead to three, 6-3, in the third, Judson added a run in every inning after that. The biggest inning for Judson came in the sixth inning scoring seven runs. That amount of runs ended the game.

Also hitting doubles were Lampugnano and Stankus while Catlett had two triples. Amanda Hart collected her first collegiate hit and home run for Judson, too. Niewold also homered along with Swank.