Lehigh Drops Pair to Boston U. in Home, Patriot League Opener
Army West Point
04/03/2021 | 12.00
BETHLEHEM, PA. – The Lehigh softball team played for the first time since April 20, 2019 at Leadership Park and dropped two games for both teams in the Patriot League on Saturday. The Terriers took a 16-0 five innings win in the first game, while the second game was much closer. Boston University scored a run in the first inning that stood when the two-time defending champions won the nightcap 1-0.
Lehigh scored two goals in each game while Emily Cimino scored one goal each in their sophomore year, but the Mountain Hawks missed nightcap chances and failed to take advantage of four BU mistakes while three runners remained on the base.
Lehigh’s losses drop to 2-8 during the season while Boston University improves to 13-1.
In game one, Boston U. scored five runs in the first inning, nine in the second, and two more in the third. The first four hits in the Terrier line-up scored a total of eight hits, ten runs scored and eight RBIs. Lauren Keleher went 2-2 with two runs and three best team drivers.
Freshman Katelyn Young was charged 10 runs in the game’s first inning plus but reentered to keep BU off the scoreboard for the last two flights. She knocked out one, walked five, and allowed six hits.
At the other end, Boston University’s Ali DuBois held Lehigh for two hits over four innings without a strike and two walks. Junior Carley Barjaktarovich and Cimino’s singles in the fourth inning were Lehigh’s only base runner in the first game.
The only run of the second game was the first when Cait Coker ran away with a single, moved up to second place on a victim, finished third on a wild field and scored a goal on a victim flight by Aliyah Huerta-Leipner.
Lehigh had base runners in each of the first four innings, including the lead-off batsman in three of the four, but two runners were stolen and a rally in the fourth inning was cleared by a double game.
Sophomore Josie Charles finished in third singles and Cimino led seventh with a single for Lehighs two hits, but the Mountain Hawks left the bond run on first base in the final frame.
Junior Gabriella Nori was well placed on her first appearance since March 14th as she allowed a run with five hits with one step and four strokes
Allison Boaz threw the entire game with two hits for the terriers with a walk and five strikers.
The planned double header on Sunday was postponed due to the expected bad weather in the Lehigh Valley. Make-up information will be determined at a later date.
Lehigh will play Army West Point in a four-game series this coming weekend. The Mountain Hawks and Black Knights will play a double header in Leadership Park on Saturday from 12:00 p.m., followed by a double header on Sunday in West Point, NY
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