Vanguard Sweeps Doane
Errors plagued the Tigers as they closed out their Spring Break trip. Doane fell to Vanguard University in a pair of games, 5-1 and 8-0. The losses dropped the Tigers to 1-11 on the season as they enter conference play on March 23.
Game One (L 1-5)
Andrea Gonzales led the game off with a triple for the Tigers and came around to score on a single by Christy Kobza. Unfortunately for Doane, that would be the only run they would score as Vanguard came back with five runs, one earned, on five hits and four Doane errors.
The Lions tied the game in the bottom of the first on a RBI groundout by Stephanie Leisenring. In the third, Vanguard took advantage of a two-out error and plated two runs. An error to lead off the fifth led to a pair of unearned runs.
Both teams finished with five hits. Kobza went 2-for-4 while Gonzales, Kylie Garrett and Deidre Cardoza each had a hit. Cardoza had a game-high six defensive assists.
Jenna Alswager took the loss for the Tigers, throwing five innings. She allowed five runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk. Jennifer Liddell threw the final inning, striking out one.
Game Two (L 0-8)
Vanguard plated four runs in the first and cruised to an eight-run victory. The Lions had 11 hits and took advantage of five Doane errors.
Liddell took the loss for Doane, allowing six runs, three earned, over four innings. Shelby Mendlik closed out the game and allowed two runs, both unearned.
Doane posted five hits in the game, two from Garrett. Cardoza, Kobza and Gina Falciani added singles for the Tigers. Alyssa Maraia had a game-high eight defensive putouts at first base while Falciani had a game-high three defensive assists.