Wooster, Ohio – April 7, 2011 – The Heidelberg University softball team, under the guidance of head coach Betsy Hada continues to roll as it blanked host the College of Wooster in both games of the double header.
The Berg won 8-0 in sixth innings in game one, followed by a 6-0 win in the nightcap. Heidelberg improves to 18-4 overall, while the Fighting Scots drop to 8-12 on the year.
In game one, the Berg put the first run on the board in the second inning when junior Megan Reinhart (Tiffin, Ohio / Hopewell London) homered, giving her a team-leading six on the season. Reinhart surpasses Betsy Hada (5, 2001) in the all-time Heidelberg single season record books and now stands tied fifth with Jadie Wheeler (1998).
Freshman Kelly Martz (Roseville, Mich. / Lakeview) singled in sophomore Bridget Moran (Lakewood, Ohio / Lakewood) in the top of the fourth, to put the Berg on top 2-0.
Heidelberg added insurance with three runs in the fifth and sixth inning.
Sophomore Lauren Childs (North Kingsville, Ohio / Ashtabula Edgewood ) earned her 25th and 26th stolen base on the year, in the fifth and sixth inning, respectively, tying first all-time in a single season with Tracey Shier (1991).
Sophomore Hannah Brumit (Stone Creek, Ohio / New Philadelphia) led at the plate with two RBI, while going 2-for-4.
On the mound, junior Dana Thoms (Amherst, Ohio / Firelands) threw her team-leading eighth complete game in the win. She only gave up three hits (no extra base hits), while fanning three and walking two.
In the first inning of the nightcap, Reinhart singled in Moran for the early 1-0 lead.
Reinhart added another RBI in the third off a double, followed by freshman Erica Huffman (Strongsville, Ohio / Strongsville) later in the inning batting in Reinhart, bringing Heidelberg’s lead to 3-0.
After Brumit earned a lead off walk in the seventh, freshman Lindsay Horwitz (Gurnee, Ill. / Warren Township) smacked her second home run of the season. Huffman would later bring the Berg’s lead to 6-0 after a RBI double to left center.
Junior Lexie Pinkelman (Metamora, Ohio / Evergreen) earned the complete game victory. She gave up five hits, while fanning nine batters and only walking one. Pinkelman now has 10 wins on the season which ties her fourth all-time in a single season along with Jacy Burdett (1997, 1998) and Cheryle Haschak (1987).