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Softball Spotlight:
Four Straight Wins for Devils

Saturday, April 17, 2004

By Bob Heller
USIP Sports Information Director

The USP women's softball team ran its winning streak to four straight with its second consecutive doubleheader sweep on Saturday, defeating host Goldey Beacom College 7-4 and 2-1.

Devils second baseman Megan Trimble (Fr.,Coatesville Area HS/ Coatesville, PA) continued her assault on the Devils record book, hitting two home runs in USP's 7-4 opening game win. It was Trimble's third multiple home run game of the season and improved her record-setting season total to 14.

Trailing 1-0 in the third, Trimble launched a two-out solo home run to tie the game at 1-1. The Devils took the lead outright in the top of the fifth, plating three runs for a 4-1 advantage. Chrissy Stirrat started things off with a one-out single. Sarina Lavooy and Tracy Worman added singles to load the bases. Trimble then hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield to score Stirrat. Samantha Lavooy followed with a base clearing triple, scoring her sister Sarina and Worman with the Devils third and fourth runs.

The Lightning got two back in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 4-3. It remained 4-3 until the top of the seventh when Trimble launched her second home run of the afternoon, a 3-run shot scoring Stirrat and Sarina Lavooy ahead of her, boosting USP's lead to 7-3. Her two home runs and the sacrifice fly gave Trimble five RBI on the afternoon.

Goldey Beacom added one run in their final at bat to round out the scoring. Katie Campoli earned the win for the Devils.

In the nightcap, Michelle Stringer's first inning two-out double scoring Trimble and Samantha Lavooy provided all the offense the Devils needed as they defeated the Lightning 2-1 to complete the sweep. USP pitcher Laura Flint gave up just three hits and one run in seven innings pitched, striking out one and walking one.

The Devils are now 11-12 overall and 5-6 in CACC action.

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