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Softball - Tue, Mar. 8, 2011
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Judson 5, College of St. Mary 2 - Box
Judson 12, Rockhurst 4 - Box
Juson 14, Aquinas 3 - Box

TUCSON, Ariz. - Putting together three straight wins on day two in Arizona gave Judson University a 4-1 record. Judson defeated College of St. Mary, 5-2, Rockhurst, 12-4, and Aquinas, 14-2. Judson put up 31 runs in three games and is on a four-game winning streak after dropping the first game in Arizona.

Judson 5, College of St. Mary 2
Judson scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to hold onto the three-run win. Katie Talbot received the win pitching the final three innings and recording four strikeouts on two hits and no runs. Brianne Simmons started the game going four innings for the no decision with three strikeouts, two runs, and two hits.

Nicole Dimiceli and Kristen Krueger each had two hits for Judson while Brittany Holm and Carrie Sensor provided two RBI each.

College of St. Mary struck first in the bottom of the first inning with two runs but Judson fired right back to tie the game at two in the top of the second. With the bases loaded and two outs, Sensor singled in both Sam Baumgartner and Allison Catlett to tie the game.

In the sixth inning, Judson sealed the win with three runs. Again, with two outs and two runners on, Holm tripled to right field as Sensor and Krueger scored. On the very next pitch, Holm came in on a passed ball to finish out the scoring.

Judson 12, Rockhurst 4
Playing NCAA Division II Rockhurst University, Judson scored in every inning except the fourth and had the game run-ruled in the fifth for the win. Sam Gladen went the distance for her first win of the year with one strikeout and two earned runs.

Dimiceli went 3-of-4 with three RBI to lead Judson recording a double and a home run. Catlett went 2-of-3 with one RBI. Gladen also provided two RBI while Concetta Lampugnano, Sensor, Hallie Niewold, Emily England, and Krueger all had one RBI.

Rockhurst picked up the first run of the game in the top of the first inning but then Judson tied it at the bottom. Catlett brought in Dimiceli, who doubled, to tie the game at one. Rockhurst made it 3-1 in the top of the second and Judson cut the lead to one in the bottom of the inning. England came in on a Krueger single for the lone run.

Taking a two-run lead after the third inning, Judson tied the game at four in the bottom half of the third. Gladen doubled in Holm and Catlett to make it 4-4. Nobody scored in the fourth inning and then Judson erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to end the game.

Niewold had the first RBI of the inning with the bases loaded on a fielder's choice. England followed with a RBI as she was walked to keep the bases loaded as Holm scored to make it 6-4. Lampugnano was then walked by the new Rockhurst pitcher and Sensor reached first on an error as another run scored for an 8-4 lead. Niewold also scored on the error to put Judson up 9-4. In her second at-bat of the inning, Dimiceli stepped up and swatted her second home run of the day to end the game 12-4.

Judson 14, Aquinas 2
In the night cap, Judson finished off their scoring with 14 runs to run-rule Aquinas, 14-2. Judson did all their scoring in four innings with eight runs in the first inning. Sarah Boyer went five innings for the win with three strikeouts and two earned runs on two hits.
Dimiceli and Erin Stankus went 3-of-3 with two RBI a piece. Sensor, Catlett, and Gladen all had two hits. Lampugnano, Sensor, Holm all brought in two runs while Catlett recorded three RBI. Gladen produced one RBI.
Aquinas scored one run in the top of the first but Judson answered with eight in the bottom of the inning. Catlett drove in the first run to tie the game and then Holm tripled to make it 3-1 as Catlett and Dimiceli scored. Gladen followed with a bunt single as Holm touched home plate and then the next two batters were walked to load the bases. Stankus singled to bring in the fifth run and then Lampugnano got on base with an error that saw two more runs come in for a 7-1 lead. Dimiceli finished out the scoring with a single as Stankus came in for the seven-run advantage.

Judson added three more in the third and three in the fourth for their 14 runs. In the third inning Dimiceli earned her second RBI with a single and Catlett followed with a double to clear the bases to make it 11-1. Stankus brought in the first run in the fourth inning with a single and Sensor doubled as both Stankus and Sam Deckard crossed home plate to finish the scoring.

Judson will continue their games in Arizona on Thursday, March 10th, with games vs. Madonna, Jamestown, and Waldorf.