CLEARWATER, FL - On the final day of the Speedline Invitational, Rutgers (6-7) defeated Mercer, 2-1, but fell to UNLV, 5-1, in the fourth-place final on March 7." />
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Rutgers Softball Defeats Mercer, Falls to UNLV
  • Posted on March 07, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • CLEARWATER, FL - On the final day of the Speedline Invitational, Rutgers (6-7) defeated Mercer, 2-1, but fell to UNLV, 5-1, in the fourth-place final on March 7.

    Senior Leah Black (Rocky River, OH) went the distance against Mercer (12-14) to collect her third win (3-3) of the season.

    Rutgers scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth. Senior Megan Antonucci (Warrington, PA) laced a two-out double to the right field gap to register the first Scarlet Knight hit since the first inning. Junior Stephanie Johannsen (Penn Valley, CA) then dribbled a ball down the first base line and beat the throw, allowing Antonucci to score from second for the 2-1 lead.

    The Scarlet Knights got on the board in the first. Senior Brittney Neer (Tallahassee, FL) led off with an infield hit down the third base line, stole second and moved to third on a hit to the right side by sophomore Courtney Love (Seabrook, TX). Junior Helen Smith (Tucson, AZ) brought Neer home on a single up the middle to make it 1-0. The Bears tied it in the top of the third when Jennifer Dolan came home on a two-out, bases-loaded walk.

    UNLV (12-13) chased starter Brielle Cosentino (Carlstadt, NJ) in the second after taking a 3-0 lead. The Rebels added two more runs and the Scarlet Knights could only manage one run against UNLV starter Jacqueline Kerrigan.

    Rutgers returns to action on Wednesday, March 17, when it travels to Maryland for a double header at 2:00 p.m.

                                    The Automated ScoreBook
                                       Mercer vs Rutgers
                       Mar 07, 2004 at Clearwater, FL (EC Moore Complex)
    
    Mercer 1 (12-14)                              Rutgers 2 (6-6)
    
    Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
    ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
    DOLAN, Jennifer rf.........  4  1  2  0       NEER, Brittney 2b..........  3  1  1  0
    BRETSCHER, Kelley ss.......  4  0  1  0       LOVE, Courtney dh..........  2  0  0  0
    RYSKAMP, Kerri lf..........  2  0  0  0       SMITH, Helen 3b............  3  0  1  1
    CLARK, Meghan 1b...........  2  0  0  1       ANTONUCCI, Megan 1b........  3  1  2  0
    FARRINGTON, Kaelin 2b......  3  0  0  0       JOHANNSEN, Stephanie lf....  3  0  1  0
    TALAMANTES, Kristin c......  2  0  1  0        CASEY, Nicole pr..........  0  0  0  0
     LETT, Melissa pr..........  0  0  0  0       CROSBY, Jessica ss.........  3  0  1  0
    PARDUE, Crystal 3b.........  3  0  0  0       VARGAS, Crystal rf.........  2  0  0  0
    MARTIN, C.J. dh............  3  0  0  0       CARD, Jenny c..............  1  0  0  0
    ROSENTRETER, Katie p.......  3  0  0  0       CRUZ, Nichole cf...........  2  0  0  0
    LITTLEJOHN, Lacy cf........  0  0  0  0       BLACK, Leah p..............  0  0  0  0
    Totals..................... 26  1  4  1       Totals..................... 22  2  6  1
    
    Score by Innings                  R  H  E
    -----------------------------------------
    Mercer.............. 001 000 0 -  1  4  0
    Rutgers............. 100 001 X -  2  6  1
    -----------------------------------------
    
    E - CROSBY. LOB - MER 7; Rutgers 5. 2B - ANTONUCCI. HBP - RYSKAMP; LOVE; VARGAS. SH
    - CARD. SB - DOLAN; NEER. CS - LOVE.
    
    Mercer                         IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ROSENTRETER, Katie  L,8-5..   6.0  6  2  2  0  6   0  0  2  0   22 25   5  6
    
    Rutgers                        IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    BLACK, Leah  W,3-2.........   7.0  4  1  1  2  6   0  0  1  0   26 29   4 11
    
    HBP - by ROSENTRETER (VARGAS); by BLACK (RYSKAMP); by ROSENTRETER (LOVE).
    
    Strikeouts - BRETSCHER; RYSKAMP; FARRINGTON; PARDUE; MARTIN 2; SMITH; ANTONUCCI;
    JOHANNSEN; CROSBY; CARD; CRUZ. Walks - CLARK; TALAMANTES.
    
    Umpires - HP: Rocky Ellingsworth  1B: Stan Montaney  3B: Craig Pauley
    Start: 9:00 am   Time: 2:00   Attendance: 55
    
                                   The Automated ScoreBook
                                        UNLV vs Rutgers
                       Mar 07, 2004 at Clearwater, FL (EC Moore Complex)
    
    UNLV 5 (12-13)                                Rutgers 1 (6-7)
    
    Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
    ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
    BYRNE, Bridget lf..........  4  1  2  0       NEER, Brittney 2b..........  3  0  0  0
    FREIGHT, Brittany rf.......  3  0  1  1       LOVE, Courtney dh/rf.......  3  0  0  0
    BOSTWICK, Morgan 2b........  4  1  2  1       SMITH, Helen 3b............  4  0  1  0
    ELLIS, Kacey 1b............  4  0  1  0       ANTONUCCI, Megan 1b........  3  1  1  0
    SAMPSON, Lisa cf...........  3  0  1  0       JOHANNSEN, Stephanie lf....  2  0  0  0
    GLENN, Pauline 3b..........  3  0  0  1       VARGAS, Crystal rf.........  1  0  0  0
    GODWIN, Wendy dh...........  4  1  0  0        ORSOGNA, Marisa rf........  0  0  0  0
    HILLYER, Britney c.........  0  1  0  0        CROSBY, Jessica p.........  1  0  0  0
     PETRACCO, Carly c.........  1  0  1  0       GERALDI, Maggie ss.........  3  0  2  0
    CAMPBELL, Amber ss.........  3  1  2  2       CARD, Jenny c..............  2  0  1  1
    KERRIGAN, Jacqueline p.....  0  0  0  0        MADOCH, Kristen ph........  1  0  1  0
                                                  CRUZ, Nichole cf...........  3  0  1  0
                                                  CONSENTINO, Brielle p......  0  0  0  0
                                                   GILLMAN, Christina p......  0  0  0  0
    Totals..................... 29  5 10  5       Totals..................... 26  1  7  1
    
    Score by Innings                  R  H  E
    -----------------------------------------
    UNLV................ 120 011 0 -  5 10  1
    Rutgers............. 010 000 0 -  1  7  1
    -----------------------------------------
    
    E - CAMPBELL; NEER. DP - Rutgers 2. LOB - UNLV 8; Rutgers 8. 2B - BYRNE 2; BOSTWICK.
    3B - CAMPBELL. SH - NEER; JOHANNSEN. SF - GLENN. SB - FREIGHT.
    
    UNLV                           IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KERRIGAN, Jacqueline  W,11-   7.0  7  1  1  2  3   0  0  0  0   26 30   8  9
    
    Rutgers                        IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CONSENTINO, Brielle  L,2-2.   1.2  4  3  3  1  1   0  0  0  0    8  9   1  2
    GILLMAN, Christina ........   2.2  3  1  1  2  2   1  0  0  0   12 14   1  5
    CROSBY, Jessica ...........   2.2  3  1  1  1  1   1  0  0  0    9 11   3  3
    
    WP - CROSBY; GILLMAN.
    
    Strikeouts - ELLIS; GLENN 2; GODWIN; LOVE; JOHANNSEN; CARD. Walks - FREIGHT;
    SAMPSON; HILLYER 2; LOVE; VARGAS.
    
    Umpires - HP: Stan Montanye  1B: Craig Pullen  3B: Rocky Ellingsworth
    Start: 1:20 pm   Time: 2:10   Attendance: 70
    
    
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