ULV falls behind Pioneers

In her first at bat during the first game against Emory University on Mar. 25, Jessica DeGiacomo tried to give ULV its first hit. The Leopards would get two hits in the game with Emory taking the first game 9-0. ULV bounced back in the second game, winning, 4-3. / photo by Gloria Diaz
In her first at bat during the first game against Emory University on Mar. 25, Jessica DeGiacomo tried to give ULV its first hit. The Leopards would get two hits in the game with Emory taking the first game 9-0. ULV bounced back in the second game, winning, 4-3. / photo by Gloria Diaz

Matt Griffin
Staff Writer

The woman’s softball team traveled north to challenge Lewis and Clark College, Mar. 18 and 19 and California State East Bay, Mar. 19, at Hayward, in the Pioneer Classic Tournament.

The Leopards started their spring break competition against Lewis and Clark on Mar. 18, but unfortunately fell to the Oregon based school 4-3.

In the first game on Mar. 19, the Leopards suffered a tough loss, losing to Cal State East Bay 9-1.

Sophomore Morgan Dobis had the only hit scoring sophomore Suzy Riker.

The Pioneers had accumulated 12 hits against the Leopards.

The Leopards returned again to face Lewis and Clark on Mar. 19, but this time the Leopards would leave a sour taste in the Pioneers’ mouth, stealing the win 5-4.

La Verne was led by the bat of Amanda Jones, going 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs.

Riker finished the drive off going 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and one RBI.

Jones only allowed six hits while striking out two.

ULV encountered one final swing a Cal State East Bay on Mar. 24, winning 5-4 at home.

La Verne then traveled home facing Emory University out of Georgia in a doubleheader this past Saturday.

In the first game only Ashley Savage and Jessica DeGiacomo were the lone Leopards to acquire hits.

Flooded by errors, La Verne dropped the first game 9-0.

In the second game La Verne came out with a fierce attitude, winning 4-3.

DeGiacomo and Riker led the Leopards both hitting home runs.

“The team is coming together. We are looking forward to Chapman,” Riker said.

Jodi Lindsay also wanted a piece of the win going 2-for-3 with a double an one run scored.

Jones picked up the win throwing eight straight innings, allowing only six hits and striking out three.

On Tuesday, La Verne took on Williams College (MA) in a doubleheader.

In the first game, Riker led the offense going 4-for-4 with two doubles, one run scored and one RBI.

DeGiacomo went 3-for-4, touching home plate three times.

Other Leopard highlights were a home run by Lindsay, and a double by Amber Guerra. Followed by a home run and a double by Kelly Silagyi to seal the win 9-8.

“It was a fun trip, but we are going to practice hard and be ready for Chapman,” Guerra said.

Karina Ortiz picked up the win in a relief appearance for Kathleen Salvo.

In game two, the Leopards were not as fortunate, losing 2-1 in a tough fought game. The lone hits belonged to Jones and DeGiacomo

“Our wins were a team effort. Everyone is playing great,” Jones said. “We are going to step it up for our conference games.”

The Leopards will take on Chapman at home tomorrow in a doubleheader starting at noon.

Matt Griffin can be reached at mgriffin@ulv.edu.

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