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Softball - Thu, Apr. 7, 2011
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Saint Xavier 11, Judson 0 - Box
Judson 9, Saint Xavier 7 - Box

CHICAGO, Ill. - Staying alive in the hunt for a CCAC Championship, Judson University split their CCAC series with Saint Xavier University (19-9/6-2). Judson fell in game one, 11-0, but bounced back with a 9-7 win in game two. Saint Xavier is receiving votes in the latest NAIA National Poll. Judson is now 18-10 and 7-3 in the CCAC.

Game 1
Saint Xavier 11, Judson 0

Judson could not find the ball as they were blanked by Saint Xavier, 11-0. Judson only had three hits with two coming from Concetta Lampugnano. Sam Gladen was on the mound for three innings and gave up five earned runs with only one strikeout. Haley Secor finished the final inning and let four earned runs come in.

Game 2
Judson 9, Saint Xavier 7

Scoring nine runs in the fifth and sixth innings after four scoreless innings, Judson ripped Saint Xavier in game two, 9-7. Saint Xavier had a 6-0 lead heading into the top of the fifth inning when Judson unleashed for five runs. Judson then added four more runs in the sixth for the 9-7 lead.

Lampugnano, Nicole Dimiceli, Emily England, and Carrie Sensor all had two hits. Dimiceli and Secor led the team with two RBI. Lampugnano, Allison Catlett, England, Brittany Holm, and Sam Deckard all had one RBI. Sarah Boyer pitched the complete game for her fifth win of the year while walking no one.

Saint Xavier scored four runs in the second and two in the fourth inning to take a commanding 6-0 lead. In the top of the fifth inning, Judson's bats came alive with five runs on six hits.

Back-to-back-back home runs started the fifth inning for Judson for their first three runs. Sam Deckard, Allison Catlett, and Concetta Lampugnano all hit their first home run of the year. Three batters later, Holm singled in Dimiceli to come within two, 6-4. Secor then had a sacrifice fly two batters later to make it 6-5.

Adding their seventh run in the bottom of the inning, Saint Xavier extended their lead to two, 7-5. That did not last long as Judson put four more runs on the board in the sixth inning. With two outs, Dimiceli had a two-run home run, her fifth of the year, to tie the game at seven. England followed Dimiceli with second home run of the season to put Judson up, 8-7. Three batters later, Secor singled to right field for her second RBI of the game as Judson took a two-run lead, 9-7.

In the final two innings, Boyer pitched out of two jams. In the sixth, Saint Xavier had two runners on with two outs and did not get a run and then in the seventh, the bases were loaded with two outs but no one came in as Judson preserved the win.

Judson will travel to Iowa for the Iowa Wesleyan Tournament this weekend.