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Ancilla Finishes Season with Sweep

May 12, 2011
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DONALDSON, INDIANA – Sophomore Day was a rousing success for the Lady Chargers of Ancilla College who finished their season at 14-30 after a double header sweep of IUSB, winning 6-2 and 8-0.

Ancilla scored the first six runs of game one, including a five run fifth inning with contributions from everyone in the lineup. The Chargers’ first run came in the first inning when leadoff hitter Kaitlyn Dreibelbis singled to center, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Alysha Faler, and scored one out later on a double from sophomore Demi Schrader.

Dreibelbis started the scoring in the fifth, as well, starting off the inning with a double to center. After an out, a Gretchen Gieseking walk and Schrader single loaded the bases. Sophomore Allison Chiles picked up an RBI with a walk followed by an RBI single from sophomore Trina Bauer. Courtney Cain plated Schrader with a single and Chiles scored one batter later when Cassidy Hardesty reached base on an error. The scoring was completed in the inning when sophomore Kaitlyn Dick lifted a sacrifice fly to right field.

“It was great to see all of our second-year players involved in that five run fifth,” started Ancilla coach Scott Reese. “They have dedicated themselves to our family for the last two years and were rewarded with clutch hits and RBIs in their final double header. We will definitely miss them.”

Emily Steele picked up her ninth win of the season with the complete game, allowing just one earned run on five hits and striking out eight.

The second game saw Ancilla score in four of the six innings played, including a big four run sixth to put the eight run rule into effect. Gieseking was 3-4 in game two with 2 RBI and 4-6 on the day, while Schrader compiled a 3-4 performance in both games, also finishing with 2 RBI. Dreibelbis also had four hits on the day going 4-8 with four runs scored and a RBI.

Trisha Dillon threw the complete game shutout for the first win of her career in game two, allowing just four hits and striking out five.

The fourteen wins falls one short of last season’s win total for the Chargers, but is the best winning percentage since 2005, when Ancilla finished 22-29.

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