Geneva takes two from Point Park in non-conference softball
March 22, 2011
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Geneva College erased an early deficit in game one, pounded out 23 hits on the day and got two victories from pitcher Julie DiLonardo on its way to a non-conference softball sweep over visiting Point Park University Tuesday afternoon. Geneva won the games by scores of 11-3 and 5-2.
The Golden Tornadoes improved to 42-10 at their home field the last four years and are now 10-6 on the season. The pair of losses drops Point Park to 7-6 overall, and the Pioneers will try to bounce back in Thursday's home doubleheader to non-conference Pitt-Greensburg.
Point Park jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first game only to have Gevena score the final 11 runs of the the game. The Golden Tornadoes had 12 more hits in the nightcap, and Point Park was held to just four hits in that game.
In the first game, sophomore third baseman Danielle Dorunda had an RBI single in the first and a solo homer in the third. In between those two hits, Julie Campbell ripped a solo home run, and that accounted for Point Park's 3-0 lead.
Kristen Zelenka got the start in game one for Point Park, and she lasted three innings before giving way to Kelsey Robertson. Geneva had its 11 runs across the third, fourth and fifth innings, and its three runs in the fifth ended the game due to the 8-run rule.
In the second game, Point Park tied things up at 1-1 when Ashley Morran blasted a solo home run in the second. Geneva went on to take a 5-1 lead, and Point Park did not score again until Ashley Miller's RBI single in the seventh. The Pioneers had the tying run at the plate in their last at bat, but the game ended with two runners on.
Lindsey Inzana started game two for the Pioneers and took the loss in five innings. Abbie Heigel came on to pitch one inning of relief.
Geneva's DiLonardo won the opener in relief and then went the distance in game two to increase her win total to seven on the year. She had 21 wins last year when Geneva was 23-17 as a team.
Beginning with Thursday's games, every one of Point Park's home games will be broadcast live on internet radio by the student radio station WPPJ-AM 670. The live audio feed will stream live at wppjradio.com.