April 9, 2007
DAYTON, Ohio - The University of Dayton Softball team lost both games of a non-conference doubleheader against Morehead State University on Monday. Blair Crabtree blasted a homerun in both games at University Field but it wasn't enough as the Flyers fell, 4-3 in nine innings in game one and dropped game two, 4-2. Dayton moves to 5-18 overall, while Morehead State improves to 15-22 on the season.
In game one, Sheena Rothwell went 3-for-4, while Blair Crabtree went 1-for-4 with a run scored, also collecting three RBI.
Morehead State would score first behind a Melody Ross RBI single in the bottom of the second.
UD would step up in the top of third as Ellie Malchow singled to right field. Molly Meyer followed up with a bunt single as both runners would advance a base on a sacrifice bunt by Christine Eggers. Crabtree blasted a three-run home run to left field to gain the lead, 3-1.
After an explosive inning Dayton's offense would stall collecting only three hits the rest of the way. The Eagles collected only two over the next four innings, but scored two runs in the seventh to tie the game.
Both teams would have runners reach base in the eighth inning, but with no prevail. The Flyers loaded the bases in the top of the ninth, with no outs but were held scoreless by the Eagles defense.
In the bottom of the ninth, Morehead State would score one more run behind Courtney Seiler to gain the win, 4-3.
Chelsea Grozenki (2-9) suffered the loss giving up ten hits, striking out five and walking five.
In game two, after only getting one hit in the first two innings and trailing 1-0 going into the third, the Flyers got on plate as Schrank reached on an error by the third baseman. Tamsyn Kellough would score Schrank with an RBI double to right field to tie the score, 1-1.
The Eagles would take the lead back in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI double by Kari Quinn.
Dayton cut the lead in half in the fifth inning as Crabtree hit her second home run of the day. The Flyers would collect a few more hits, but couldn't push another run across the plate as UD dropped game two, 4-2.
Crabtree went 1-for-4 in game two, with an RBI and run scored. Rothwell hit 2-for-3 as Kellough was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the nightcap.
Freshman Eva Rappe (2-6) suffered the complete game loss, striking out three, giving up ten hits, and four earned runs.
Next up for Dayton is an Atlantic 10 doubleheader against St. Joseph's. The Flyers will travel to Philadelphia to take on the Hawks on Friday, April 13 (3 p.m. ET) and Saturday, April 14 (12 p.m. ET).