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Warhawk softball team suffers first loss

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Gazette Staff
May 10, 2008

An unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday lifted DePauw (Ind.) University to a 6-5 win over UW-Whitewater in an NCAA Division III women’s softball regional game.


The loss was the first for Whitewater (32-9) in the double-elimination tournament. The Warhawks play Wartburg (31-7) at noon today. Whitewater took a 5-2 lead over DePauw in the sixth inning on Suzanne Gersich’s three-run homer. Gersich also homered in the first inning and finished with all five RBIs.


Top-ranked DePauw (40-2) scratched across a run in the eighth. Ashley Bartlett singled to start the inning and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. She moved to third on a passed ball and scored on Lauren Rees’ ground ball.


Jessica Stang suffered the loss, despite allowing only five hits and striking out three.


Orfordville Parkview graduate Amy Gahl went 2-for-4 for Whitewater.


DePAUW 6, WHITEWATER 5 (8)


UW-Whitewater 200 003 00—5 7 3


DePauw University 101 003 01—6 5 0


Stang and Yucuis; Soultz and Gill.


Leading hitters—Gahl (W) 2x4, Smith (W) 2x4, Gersich (W) 2x3. HR—Gersich (W) 2.


SO—Stang (W) 3, Soultz (D) 7. BB—Stang 4, Soultz 2.



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