PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers University softball team (3-33, 1-9 BIG EAST) dropped both games of its BIG EAST doubleheader against Seton Hall (24-11, 10-2 BIG EAST) on Sunday, April 17, at the RU Softball Complex. The Scarlet Knights fell in game one by a score of 7-4 and game two 11-3." />
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Rutgers Softball Falls to BIG EAST Rival Seton Hall
  • Posted on April 17, 2005 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers University softball team (3-33, 1-9 BIG EAST) dropped both games of its BIG EAST doubleheader against Seton Hall (24-11, 10-2 BIG EAST) on Sunday, April 17, at the RU Softball Complex. The Scarlet Knights fell in game one by a score of 7-4 and game two 11-3.

    The Scarlet Knights struck first with two runs in the first inning of game one. Kristin Madoch (Glenview, IL) led off with a comebacker, followed by a seeing-eye single through the left side from Stephanie Johannsen (Penn Valley, CA). Two batters later, Jenny Card (Miami, FL) plated Madoch with a fielder’s choice, and Johannsen later scored thanks to a Lauren Tardiff (Manchester, NJ) soft single into shallow center field.

    RU added two more runs in the second. Senior Marisa Orsogna (Edison, NJ) drew a leadoff walk, followed by Yah Yah Rodriguez (Paterson, NJ) being hit by a pitch on a bunt attempt. Madoch’s sacrifice moved the runners up a base, and Johannsen grounded into a fielder’s choice that resulted in Orsogna being thrown out at home. The Pirates then attempted to catch Rodriguez in a run-down between third and home, but Seton Hall pitcher Jessica Jones dropped the ball while covering home plate, and Rodriguez was able to score. Johannsen moved to third on the play, and later scored on a passed ball.

    Seton Hall took its first lead of the game with five runs in the third inning, highlighted by a three-run, two-out double to center field by Emalee Heim. The Pirates added single insurance runs in both the fifth and sixth innings.

    Junior Christina Gillman (Valencia, CA) suffered the loss (0-10), allowing six hits and six runs (five earned) in five innings. Senior Lindsay Creaney (Atco, NJ) threw the final two innings, allowing one run on three hits. Jones allowed four runs (two earned) in two innings for Seton Hall, followed by three innings of five-hit ball from Maura Lund (4-3). Megan Meyer picked up her second save of the season, striking out four in the final two innings.

    Rutgers opened game two with an early 1-0 lead, as Tardiff drove in senior Helen Smith (Tucson, AZ) with an RBI single to left-field. The Pirates bounced back, scoring three runs in the third inning to make the score 3-1 in Seton Hall’s favor.

    Facing a two-run deficit with a runner on third, Smith sent a shot to straight-away center, her fourth homerun of the season, knotting the score at 3-3.

    Junior Jessica Crosby (Sedro-Woolley) was credited with the loss (2-6), going 4.1 innings, giving up 11 hits and six earned runs. Senior Alicia Piniat (Scotch-Plains, NJ) pitched 0.2 innings in relief for Rutgers. Jones picked up the win (3-4), allowing two hits in one inning of work.

    The Scarlet Knights, playing their final weekend doubleheader of the season, honored seniors Card, Creaney, Johannsen, Orsogna, Piniat and Smith before the first game.

    Rutgers will return to the field Wednesday, April 20, to host Monmouth at 3:00 p.m. at the Rutgers Softball Complex.

                                     2005 Rutgers Softball
                                 Seton Hall at Rutgers (Game 1)
                      Apr 17, 2005 at Piscataway, NJ (RU Softball Complex)
    
    Seton Hall 7 (23-11,9-2 BIG EAST)             Rutgers 4 (3-32,1-8 BIG EAST)
    
    Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
    ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
    Pierce ss..................  5  1  2  0       MADOCH, Kristin 1b.........  3  1  2  0
    White rf...................  3  0  2  0        RABADAN, Christine pr.....  0  0  0  0
    Djakalovic 2b..............  3  1  1  1       JOHANNSEN, Stephanie cf....  4  2  2  0
    Taylor 1b..................  3  1  2  1        PINIAT, Alicia pr.........  0  0  0  0
    Trottier 3b................  4  2  0  0       SMITH, Helen 3b............  4  0  1  0
    Steinseifzer c.............  1  1  0  1       CARD, Jenny c..............  4  0  0  1
     Leone c...................  2  0  0  0       GERALDI, Maggie ss.........  2  0  0  0
    Flynn dh...................  3  0  0  0        CIEN, Jessica pr..........  0  0  0  0
     Meyer p...................  1  0  0  0       TARDIFF, Lauren dh.........  4  0  1  1
    Heim lf....................  3  0  1  3       KING, Hilary 2b............  2  0  1  0
    Lonergan cf................  3  1  1  0        DIXON, Shantai ph.........  0  0  0  0
    Jones p....................  0  0  0  0        ROYLAND, Christina ph.....  1  0  0  0
     Lund p....................  0  0  0  0       ORSOGNA, Marisa rf.........  3  0  1  0
                                                  RODRIGUEZ, Xaymara lf......  1  1  0  0
                                                   CREANEY, Lindsay ph/p.....  1  0  0  0
                                                  GILLMAN, Christina p.......  0  0  0  0
                                                   GOLDRICK, Lauren lf.......  0  0  0  0
    Totals..................... 31  7  9  6       Totals..................... 29  4  8  2
    
    Score by Innings                  R  H  E
    -----------------------------------------
    Seton Hall.......... 005 011 0 -  7  9  2
    Rutgers............. 220 000 0 -  4  8  4
    -----------------------------------------
    
    E - Leone(3); Jones(1); J. Card(2); M. Geraldi(11); H. King 2(10). DP - RU 1. LOB -
    SHU 9; RU 10. 2B - Pierce(11); Heim(1). HBP - X. Rodriguez. SH - White(2); K.
    Madoch(2).
    
    Seton Hall                     IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jones .....................   2.0  3  4  2  2  0   1  0  1  0    8 12   2  4
    Lund  W,4-3................   3.0  5  0  0  2  3   0  0  0  0   15 17   5  1
    Meyer  S,2.................   2.0  0  0  0  0  4   0  0  0  0    6  6   1  1
    
    Rutgers                        IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    GILLMAN, Christina  L,0-10.   5.0  6  6  5  3  4   0  0  0  0   22 26   2  8
    CREANEY, Lindsay ..........   2.0  3  1  1  2  0   1  0  0  0    9 11   5  0
    
    WP - Jones(2); L. Creaney(13). HBP - by Jones (X. Rodriguez). PB - Steinseifzer(2).
    
    Strikeouts - Pierce; White; Djakalovic; Flynn; J. Card 2; M. Geraldi; L. Tardiff; C.
    Royland; M. Orsogna; L. Creaney. Walks - Djakalovic; Taylor; Steinseifzer; Heim;
    Lonergan; M. Geraldi 2; S. Dixon; M. Orsogna.
    
    Umpires -
    Start: 12:02 pm   Time: 2:27   Attendance: 112
    
    Lund faced 2 batters in the 6th.
    Game: SHU1
                                     2005 Rutgers Softball
                                 Seton Hall at Rutgers (Game 2)
                      Apr 17, 2005 at Piscataway, NJ (RU Softball Complex)
    
    Seton Hall 11 (24-11,10-2)                    Rutgers 3 (3-33,1-9)
    
    Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
    ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
    Pierce ss..................  3  0  1  0       MADOCH, Kristin 1b.........  2  0  0  0
    White rf...................  2  2  1  0       JOHANNSEN, Stephanie cf....  3  0  1  0
     DePaul ph/rf..............  0  0  0  1       SMITH, Helen 3b............  2  2  1  2
    Djakalovic 2b..............  4  2  2  0        GILLMAN, Christina pr.....  0  0  0  0
    Taylor 1b..................  4  2  1  2       CARD, Jenny c..............  0  0  0  0
    Heim lf....................  3  1  2  2        CIEN, Jessica pr..........  0  0  0  0
    Trottier 3b................  3  2  2  1        ROYLAND, Christina pr.....  0  0  0  0
    Leighton dh................  3  1  1  1       TARDIFF, Lauren dh.........  3  0  1  1
    Leone c....................  3  0  1  0       GERALDI, Maggie ss.........  2  0  0  0
     Steinseifzer pr...........  0  1  0  0       GOLDRICK, Lauren rf........  2  0  0  0
    Lonergan cf................  3  0  1  1       ORSOGNA, Marisa 2b.........  2  0  1  0
    Lund p.....................  0  0  0  0       RODRIGUEZ, Xaymara lf......  2  1  2  0
     Jones p...................  0  0  0  0       CROSBY, Jessica p..........  0  0  0  0
     Meyer p...................  0  0  0  0        PINIAT, Alicia p..........  0  0  0  0
    Totals..................... 28 11 12  8       Totals..................... 18  3  6  3
    
    Score by Innings               R  H  E
    --------------------------------------
    Seton Hall.......... 003 17 - 11 12  0
    Rutgers............. 102 00 -  3  6  3
    --------------------------------------
    
    E - H. Smith(10); M. Geraldi(12); X. Rodriguez(5). LOB - SHU 5; RU 5. 2B - Heim(2);
    Trottier(6); Leone(3). HR - Taylor(8); H. Smith(4). HBP - H. Smith. SH - K.
    Madoch(3). SF - DePaul(1). SB - White 2(14); Djakalovic(3); Lonergan(5); M.
    Orsogna(2).
    
    Seton Hall                     IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Lund ......................   3.0  3  3  3  2  1   0  0  1  0   10 14   4  3
    Jones  W,3-4...............   1.0  2  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0    4  4   1  1
    Meyer .....................   1.0  1  0  0  1  2   0  0  0  0    4  5   0  1
    
    Rutgers                        IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CROSBY, Jessica  L,2-8.....   4.1 11 11  6  2  2   1  0  0  0   26 28   6  4
    PINIAT, Alicia ............   0.2  1  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0    2  3   2  0
    
    WP - J. Crosby(13). HBP - by Lund (H. Smith).
    
    Strikeouts - Taylor; Heim; K. Madoch; L. Tardiff; L. Goldrick. Walks - Pierce;
    White; J. Card 3.
    
    Umpires -
    Start: 3:00 pm   Time: 1:45   Attendance: 112
    
    Game: SHU2
    
    
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