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Monday, February 25, 2013

Fairleigh Dickinson 4 vs. Delaware State 2 / Box score / Play-by-Play 
Monmouth 5 vs Delaware State 1 / Box score / Play-by-Play

Spartan Clash tournament: 
first games' hits and highlights

Kelsey Doherty
The Delaware State Hornets dropped two yesterday, though both contests were hard fought battles.

Rochelle Sablay
Left fielder Kelsey Doherty went 3 for 6 on the day with 1 RBI (home run!) and 2 runs scored.

In relief, pitcher Jennifer Fischbach tossed 4.2 innings, striking out 2, while allowing just 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 run.

GAME ONE: The Hornets made their presence known by scoring early in the second inning of the first game with back-to-back singles against the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights.

Catcher Rochelle Sablay started it off with the first hit of the day, a single to left field.

Jordan Stamps
Kelsey Doherty next drove the ball to right field, putting runners on first and second. Third basewoman Jordan Stamps then loaded the bases with a bunt that the Knights could not handle. A sacrifice fly by center fielder Jessica Madrid and a Knights' defensive misplay sent both Kelsey and Rochelle across the plate for an early 2-0 lead.

Chloe Oro
Lead off Jessica Madrid baffled the Knights throughout the game by reaching base at every official at-bat. Her box score is 1 for 1 for the contest with 2 walks, 1 sacrifice, and 1 RBI.

As the first batter up on the day, Jessica walked and advanced to second on shortstop Chloe Oro's sacrifice bunt. In the fourth, Jessica sacrificed Kelsie home. In the fifth, she walked, took second on Chloe's ground out and reached third base behind right fielder Sandy Hawthorne's fly ball.

Stephanie Martello
GAME TWO: In the second game, Kelsey grabbed the Monmouth Hawk’s attention in the fourth when she narrowed the score by 2-1 with DSU's first home run of the season. She sent the ball sailing over the left field fence.

Others with hits were Sandy's hard hit double down the left field line in the sixth, where she quickly advanced, but was left straned, at third and first basewoman Stephanie Martello's singled up the middle in the fourth. 

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