Softball Splits Again
Meghan Harman's 4-for-4 performance propelled LMU to a 7-3 win over Providence at the USF Under Armour Invitational Friday.
March 1, 2013
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Meghan Harman pounded out four hits, including two doubles and a home run, propelling the LMU softball team to a 7-3 win over Providence College in the Lions second game of the USF Under Armour Invitational Friday. The Lions dropped their first game of the tournament, 4-3 in 10 innings, to Saint Joseph's.
The Lions (5-7) would score one run in the first, two in the third, one in the fifth and three in the seventh to pull away from the Friars (2-5).
Harman got to work right away as her one-out double to right center in the top of the first sent leadoff batter Danielle Smith across home plate for an early 1-0 LMU lead.
Providence scored three unanswered, pushing one across home plate in the first and two in the second. But it was all Lions after that.
Stephanie Crist launched her third home run of the season in the top of the third, a two-RBI blast that knotted the game at three apiece. Harman added her second RBI-double in the fifth, pushing the Lions back on top, 4-3. She then capped things off with a three-RBI home run in the top of the seventh.
Molly Medeiros went the distance in the circle for the Lions, striking out four while scattering 13 hits, but allowing just two earned runs in seven innings of work.
In LMU's tournament opener against the Hawks, both teams scored solo runs in the first, eighth and ninth innings before Saint Joseph's tallied an unanswered run in the top of the 10th for the narrow victory.
With the international tie breaker rule in effect, the Hawks laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance their runner to third and then took advantage of a fielding error by Sterling Shuster to score the winning run.
Dana Waldusky tossed all 10 innings for LMU, scattering just six hits, one walk and one strikeout .
The Lions return to action Saturday, beginning with a match-up against top 25 ranked Kentucky at 9:15 a.m. PT. The then face Quinnipiac at 2:00 p.m. PT.