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Buccaneers Score First Win of Season

March 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm
Buccaneer Softball

Kissimmee, FL -- The Beloit College Softball team turned the tables on Alverno College following Tuesday night's last-inning loss, bouncing the Inferno 11-2 for their first win of the season on Wednesday at the Rebel Spring Games. The Bucs then dropped a close 5-3 decision to Rochester Institute of Technology in the second game of the day.

Against Alverno the Buccaneers jumped on top with two runs in the top of the first, with RBI's going to Mckenzie Falker and Allegera Stanton. But AC responded with two in their half of the first to even it up.

Beloit took charge in the second inning with four runs. Laura Byrne had an RBI single and Katy Sandt a squeeze bunt to score a run. Tess Jacquez then provided the big blow of the inning with a two-run double.

The Bucs tacked on two more in the third on Sarah Stariha's two-run home run, the second of her career, and another run in the fourth when Kourtney Kingslien had an RBI groundout.

The Buccaneers closed out the scoring in the fifth when Stariha drove in a run with a double and Byrne had a run-scoring groundout.

Stariha finished 3-4 in the game with three RBIs. Sandt got the win on the mound, giving up six hits while striking out four and walking none.

Against RIT, the Tigers scored a pair of unearned runs in the top of the first but Beloit cut that lead in half in the bottom of one on Sandt's run-scoring single.

RIT added two more in the second but, again, the Buccaneers came right back with a pair of runs of their own, Stariha driving in both with a two-run single.

The Tigers closed out the scoring in the fifth, scoring a run on a double-steal, and then held off the Bucs in their final three at-bats.

Stariha and Jacquez each had two hits in the game, Stariha finishing up a 5-7, five-RBI day. Stanton took the loss.

The Buccaneers have Thursday off before returning to action on Friday with two more games, playing Clarke College at 9:00 a.m. and York College at 11:00.