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Thursday, April 9, 2009
RESULTS VS. BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE (2009-04-09 00:00:00)

Misenheimer, NC – The Pfeiffer University Falcons took down the Crusaders of Belmont Abbey College on Thursday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas softball doubleheader. The Falcons dominated in game one and won by a score of 8-1. The second game ended with an extra inning and the Falcons on top, 2-1. The Falcons improve to 12-6 in the conference and 25-15 overall. The Abbey drops to 3-17 in league play and 9-33 overall.
Game One – Pfeiffer 8, Belmont Abbey 1
Pfeiffer and the Abbey each tallied a run in the opening inning to get game one started. Pfeiffer followed with four runs in the second and three more in the fifth while holding the Abbey scoreless for the remained of the game. Despite the scoring difference, Pfeiffer only slightly edged out the Abbey in hits, 9-8. However, the Crusaders tallied four errors in the game.
Megan McNeill (Robbins, NC) led Pfeiffer at the plate going 2-2 with one RBI and two runs scored. Shelby Fleming (Roseville, CA) was 3-4 with three RBI. Ranzy York (Milton-Freewater, OR) gave a strong performance with two hits on four at bats. She also tallied one RBI and one run scored.
Allison Braswell (Asheboro, NC) earned her 10th win of the season by pitching a full game giving up eight hits and one earned run. She marked four strike outs and walked one.
The Abbey was led by Katie Hobbs (Matthews, NC) who had the team’s only run scored. She was 1-4 at the plate. Tara Ruebel (Winston-Salem, NC) was credited with the RBI.
Kayla Short (Gastonia, NC) suffered the loss after pitching only 1.2 innings. She gave up three hits and five runs (zero earned) while strike out three and walking five.
Game Two – Pfeiffer 2, Belmont Abbey 1
Game two saw only seven total hits with the Abbey marking four. Strong pitching for both teams kept the score at zero on each side until the sixth inning when the Abbey scored off an error in Pfeiffer’s outfield. In the bottom of the seventh, Pfeiffer managed one run to force extra innings. The Falcons scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth off an error by the Crusader pitcher.
Brittany Waldon (Port Orchard, WA) led the Falcon offense with one hit on two at bats and tallied one RBI. Kylee Nichols (McMinville, OR) had Pfeiffer’s game-winning RBI.
Falcon Amanda Beck (Thomasville, NC) earned her third win of the season after pitching eight innings. She gave up only four hits and one unearned run on 30 batters faced. She had two strike outs and walked two as well.
Dani Beres (Greenville, NC) led the Crusaders with their lone RBI. She was 1-4 at the plate. Gina Antonucci (Lexington, NC) had the only run of the game for the Abbey. She was 1-3 in game two.
Danielle Puckett (Nashville, NC) suffered the loss after pitching seven innings. She gave up just three hits and two runs (one earned) with four strike outs and four batters walked.
Pfeiffer returns to the diamond on Friday, April 10 for a doubleheader against conference-foe Anderson University. First pitch is scheduled for 12:30 PM.
The Automated ScoreBook Belmont Abbey at Pfeiffer University (Game 1) Apr 09, 2009 at Misenheimer, NC (Jack Ingram Field) Belmont Abbey 1 (9-32,3-16) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Antonucci lf............. 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hobbs cf................. 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 Beres ss................. 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 Ruebel 1b................ 3 0 0 1 0 2 6 1 0 Short p.................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Primm p................. 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 Stewart c................ 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 3 Markham rf............... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Puckett dh............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Devlin 3b................ 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 Childers 2b.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 Totals................... 28 1 8 1 1 4 18 10 7 Pfeiffer University 8 (24-15,11-6) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Nichols, Kylee 2b........ 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 Bethea, Stephanie cf..... 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 Bullard, Martina rf/dh... 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 Fleming, Shelby 1b....... 4 0 3 3 0 0 5 0 0 Wagner, Andrea pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 York, Ranzy dh/rf........ 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 Nobles, Heather 3b....... 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 4 McNeill, Megan c......... 2 2 2 1 1 0 4 0 0 Moore, Sarah ss.......... 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 Waldon, Brittany lf...... 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 Braswell, Allison p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Totals................... 25 8 9 8 6 3 21 7 6 Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Belmont Abbey....... 100 000 0 - 1 8 4 Pfeiffer University. 140 030 X - 8 9 0 ----------------------------------------- E - Beres; Stewart; Devlin; Childers. LOB - BACSB09 7; Falcons 6. 2B - Beres; Bullard, M. SH - Waldon, B. CS - Wagner, A. Belmont Abbey IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Short............... 1.2 3 5 0 5 3 8 14 Primm............... 4.1 6 3 3 1 0 17 18 Pfeiffer University IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Braswell, Allison... 7.0 8 1 1 1 4 28 29 Win - Braswell, A. Loss - Short. Save - None. WP - Primm. Umpires - Start: 1:00 PM Time: 1.75 hr Attendance: 50 Game: SOFT20 Play-by-Play The Automated ScoreBook Belmont Abbey at Pfeiffer University (Game 1) - Play-by-Play Apr 09, 2009 at Misenheimer, NC (Jack Ingram Field) Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Belmont Abbey....... 100 000 0 - 1 8 4 Pfeiffer University. 140 030 X - 8 9 0 ----------------------------------------- Belmont Abbey starters: 2/lf Antonucci; 9/cf Hobbs; 7/ss Beres; 18/1b Ruebel; 19/p Short; 4/c Stewart; 24/rf Markham; 3/dh Puckett; 21/3b Devlin; 5/2b Childers; Pfeiffer University starters: 2/2b Nichols, K; 16/cf Bethea, S; 24/rf Bullard, M; 11/1b Fleming, S; 1/dh York, R; 8/3b Nobles, H; 12/c McNeill, M; 9/ss Moore, S; 14/lf Waldon, B; 10/p Braswell, A; Belmont Abbey 1st - Antonucci flied out to cf. Hobbs singled. Beres doubled; Hobbs advanced to third. Ruebel flied out to rf, RBI; Beres advanced to third; Hobbs scored. Short flied out to rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 1st - Nichols, K walked. Bethea, S reached on an error by ss; Nichols, K runner left early, out at first c to 1b. Bullard, M walked; Bethea, S advanced to second. Fleming, S singled, RBI; Bullard, M advanced to second; Bethea, S scored, unearned. York, R struck out swinging. Nobles, H struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Belmont Abbey 2nd - Stewart singled. Markham singled, bunt; Stewart out at second 3b to ss. Puckett flied out to lf. Devlin struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 2nd - McNeill, M walked. Moore, S walked; McNeill, M advanced to second on an error by c. Waldon, B grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt; Moore, S advanced to second; McNeill, M advanced to third. Nichols, K walked. Bethea, S struck out swinging. Bullard, M reached on an error by 3b, RBI; Nichols, K advanced to second; Moore, S advanced to third; McNeill, M scored, unearned. Fleming, S singled, 2 RBI; Bullard, M advanced to second; Nichols, K scored, unearned; Moore, S scored, unearned. York, R singled, advanced to second, RBI; Fleming, S advanced to third; Bullard, M scored, unearned. Primm to p for Short. Nobles, H flied out to 3b. 4 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Belmont Abbey 3rd - Antonucci flied out to lf. Hobbs grounded out to 2b. Beres grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer University 3rd - McNeill, M singled, out at second cf to ss. Moore, S grounded out to 2b. Waldon, B lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Belmont Abbey 4th - Ruebel struck out swinging. Primm flied out to cf. Stewart struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer University 4th - Nichols, K grounded out to p. Bethea, S out at first 1b to 2b. Bullard, M flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Belmont Abbey 5th - Bullard, M to dh. York, R to rf. Markham flied out to 2b. Puckett flied out to p. Devlin flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer University 5th - Fleming, S singled. Wagner, A pinch ran for Fleming, S. York, R singled; Wagner, A out at second c to ss, caught stealing. Nobles, H singled; York, R advanced to second. McNeill, M singled, advanced to second, RBI; Nobles, H advanced to third; York, R scored. Moore, S grounded out to p. Waldon, B walked, out at second c to ss, 2 RBI; McNeill, M advanced to third, scored on a wild pitch; Nobles, H scored on a wild pitch. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Belmont Abbey 6th - Fleming, S to 1b for Wagner, A. Antonucci singled. Hobbs reached on a fielder's choice; Antonucci out at second ss to 2b. Beres singled; Hobbs advanced to second. Ruebel struck out swinging. Primm walked; Beres advanced to second; Hobbs advanced to third. Stewart grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pfeiffer University 6th - Nichols, K reached on an error by 2b. Bethea, S flied out to ss. Bullard, M doubled; Nichols, K advanced to third. Fleming, S flied out to 2b. York, R grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Belmont Abbey 7th - Markham grounded out to ss. Puckett grounded out to 3b. Devlin singled. Antonucci singled; Devlin advanced to second. Hobbs flied out to cf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.