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          Spartans drop 13th and 14th straight to Wooster

          Alex Cooke

          Issue date: 4/16/10 Section: Sports
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          Spartan pitcher Beth Andrasik held Wooster to 2 runs in game one of a doubleheader on Tuesday, but 7 errors helped the Scots score 12 in game two. The Spartans lost both games.
          Media Credit: James Hale
          Spartan pitcher Beth Andrasik held Wooster to 2 runs in game one of a doubleheader on Tuesday, but 7 errors helped the Scots score 12 in game two. The Spartans lost both games.
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          Traveling to Wooster on April 14, the CWRU softball team ran into some offensive woes as they managed to post just one run in the afternoon's twin bill. The Spartans (7-27) dropped their 13th and 14th game in a row to the Scots, falling to 2-1 and 12-0.

          Junior Beth Andrasik, on the mound for the Spartans, continued her roller coaster of a season. After the Spartans allowed two runs in the first inning to the Scots, things were looking bleak. Andrasik would allow just five hits in the first game, with three coming in the first inning.

          Coach Erin O'Neill was thrilled about her starting pitchers performance. "Beth pitched a great game and relied on her defense to get the job done. The defense did the job and made all the plays they were supposed to make, including a few that were quite difficult and impressive," said O'Neill.

          Despite the stifling defense, the Spartans didn't record a base runner until the fourth inning. Freshman Kate Thomas singled and advanced to second on an error. Designated hitter Cara Sullivan recorded the Spartans' only RBI on a single to center field. Third baseman Kaleen Boden followed up with a single before advancing to second on the throw. The Spartans were unable to field another hit, however, leaving two runners on base and in scoring position.

          The Spartans would get one last chance in the seventh as center fielder Mary Kruzka doubled to right field with one out, but no one could follow through with the tying RBI.

          Regardless of the loss, O'Neill was happy with the result, "If we played like we did in that first game, I think we would have won a lot more games so far this season. Unfortunately, we were not able to manufacture enough runs."

          The back half of the doubleheader did not go as planned for O'Neill and the Spartans as they were thoroughly beaten on both sides of the ball.
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