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Softball - Mon, May 2, 2011
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Judson 6, Carthage 2 - Box
Carthage 5, Judson 4 - Box

ELGIN, Ill. - Winning their 32nd game of the year, the Judson University softball team broke the single season record for wins that was set last year by winning game one, 6-2, over Carthage College. Nicole Dimiceli cracked her ninth home run of the year with a grand slam to put Judson ahead for good in the sixth inning. Judson then fell in game two, 5-4, and is now 32-14 overall.

Sam Gladen earned her 13th win of the year with seven strikeouts and giving up just two earned runs. Sarah Boyer took the loss in game two and is now 10-5 on the year.

Game 1
Judson 6, Carthage 2

With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Dimiceli put an exclamation point on her career at Judson as she hit her ninth home run of the year. Not only was it her 37th career home run but it was a grand slam that broke a 2-2 tie and put Judson up by four for the win. Emily England and Haley Secor each had two hits in the game. Secor and Erin Stankus each had one RBI, too. Gladen went the distance for her 13th win which is second in the Judson single season records for wins. She recorded five strikeouts and walked just three batters.

Judson's first run came in the second inning when Secor doubled down the left field line as Gladen scored. Stankus put Judson up 2-0 in the fourth inning with a single to centerfield as Concetta Lampugnano scored. Carthage tied the game at two in the top of the sixth inning only to let Judson take the lead for good in the bottom of the inning.

Game 2
Carthage 5, Judson 4

Carthage answered Judson's scoring every time as they claimed a one-run win, 5-4. Carrie Sensor and Hallie Niewold each had two hits for Judson as Niewold led the team with two RBI. Dimiceli and Allison Catlett each had one RBI. Boyer pitched seven innings for the loss and had four strikeouts.

Carthage took a 1-0 lead in the second but Judson came back with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Catlett had a sacrifice fly to left field that brought in Haley Secor and then Niewold singled to centerfield as Sensor scored to take the lead, 2-1. Carthage answered with two runs in the top of third to retake the lead, 3-2.

Tying the game at three in the bottom of the fifth, Dimiceli doubled in Kristin Krueger to put the score at three all. Once again, Carthage added two more runs in the top of sixth for a 5-3 lead. Judson did not have enough ammo to retake the lead as they only brought in one more run in the bottom of the sixth inning on a Niewold triple down the right field line bringing in Catlett.

Judson will now wait to see who they play in the CCAC Tournament this week as they make a bid for their first-ever CCAC Tournament Championship.