Mountain Hawks split a pair in second day at Dixie
Posted: February 28, 2004
Virginia Beach, VA – Lehigh (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday at the Dixie Classic, falling to Radford 7-3 in the first of two games on the afternoon. In the second game the Mountain Hawks jumped right back into the win column, as they took down Norfolk State 7-1. The win against Norfolk State was the first for Lehigh at the Classic that didn’t come down to the last at bat or extra innings.
In the first game, Radford took advantage of four Lehigh errors to hand the Mountain Hawks the defeat. The score was tied at 3 going to the seventh, but Radford was able to push across four runs to put the game out of reach. Heather Hamasaki (1-1) took the loss, her first in a Mountain Hawk uniform.
In the second game, Lehigh rode a stellar pitching performance by freshman Stefanie Forlenza to the 7-1 victory, as she gave up just two hits and one run in seven innings.
“Our defense cost us the first game, no doubt,” said Lehigh head coach Fran Troyan. “Our errors gave them too many chances and Radford took advantage of them. But, it was a great opportunity to see where we are at and what we need to work on. We know we have work to do.”
Lehigh will play one more game at the Dixie Classic on Sunday, with the opponent still to be determined.