March 10, 2010 – Ft. Myers, Fla. - The Heidelberg University softball team under the guidance of second-year head coach Betsy Hada has now won eight-straight. The Berg topped The College of Wooster and Drew University today in day four of its spring trip.
The Berg is now 8-0 record on the season, which marks the most wins since having 15 in 2006 and Hada couldn’t be prouder.
“All of our players are stepping up and making the most of every opportunity that they get,” Hada said. “Sophomore Dana Thoms (Amherst, Ohio / Firelands) is a workhorse giving us productive innings on the mound, freshman Carrie Moran (Lakewood, Ohio / Lakewood) is making a big impact at the plate, and sophomore Megan Reinhart (Tiffin, Ohio / Hopewell-Loudon) has made some clutch hits. We are really playing well and executing at the right time.”
Heidelberg opened the day with a 6-4 victory over Wooster.
Thoms earned a complete game picking up her fourth win of the season while retiring three.
Offensively, the Berg was in control throughout the entire game, highlighted in the third inning. With two outs, freshman Bridget Moran (Lakewood, Ohio / Lakewood) and Carrie Moran (Lakewood, Ohio / Lakewood) got on with back-to-back singles. Senior Andrea Gerdeman (Ottawa, Ohio / Ottawa-Glandorf) would then blast one out of the park to bring in both Morans.
Gereman led with a homerun and three RBIs, Reinhart also had a homerun, while brining in two runs.
In game two, the Berg was triumphant over Drew with a 7-4 score.
Sophomore Briana Hinz ( Madison, Ohio / Madison) picked up her fourth win, while pitching four innings and only giving up three earn runs and striking out three. Thoms closed things out pitching three scoreless innings, while only allowing two hits and retiring three.
The Berg did most of its damage in the second inning when Ashley Stromack (LaGrange, Ohio / Keystone) and Reinhart led off with back-to-back singles. Senior Bobbi Kendeigh (Oberlin, Ohio / Firelands) was hit by a pitch, followed by freshman Paige Diers (New Richmond, Ohio / New Richmond) brining in Stromack from being walked. Bridget Moran would single in Reinhart, while Carrie Moran would score Keneigh off a suicide bunt. Gerdeman would earn Heidelberg its fourth run of the inning with a single, which brought in Diers.
Leading the way was Carrie Moran who went 4-4 and two RBIs. Diers followed with 1-1 at the plate and two runs scored.