April 21, 2012

Lyndon sweeps to playoff berth

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Lyndon needed two wins over Green Mountain College to secure its second-straight North Atlantic Conference playoff berth. The Hornets turned in a dominating performance, taking Game 1 of the doubleheader 4-0 before registering an 11-0 five-inning victory in Game 2.

In the opener, Lyndon took a 1-0 lead in the third on Taylor Young's (Lowell, Mass.) run-scoring single and plated two more an inning later on Katie Davis' (North Haverhill, N.H.) two-run double to right centerfield. Jen Lynch's (Portland, Maine) RBI double in the fourth closed out the scoring in the contest and sent the Hornets on to their 10th win of the season.

Young and Meghan Gadapee (Littleton, N.H.) had two hits each for Lyndon while Emma Lord turned in a 3-for-4 effort for the Eagles. Gadapee went the distance to get the win allowing no earned runs on seven hits while striking out none and walking none.

Cass Neimeth-Lazar took the loss, giving up three earned runs on eight hits while fanning three and walking one.

In the nightcap, the Hornets scored early and often to decide the issue.

Young's two-run single and an RBI single off the bat of Autumn Thompson (Troy, Vt.) fueled a four-run first inning uprising and the Hornets scored an additional six runs in their next at bat to coast to the victory.

Young knocked in another run with a single in the fourth and Hanna White's (West Newbury, Vt.) bases-loaded three-run double fueled the rally the sent Lyndon on to a berth in the upcoming NAC playoffs.

Young had two hits and three runs-batted-in in the game and Davis added pair of hits to the Hornets' 10-hit attack. Davis was credited with the win, allowing no earned runs on only two hits while striking out three and walking none.

Neimeth-Lazar, who was knocked out in the second, took the loss and the tandem of Lord and Chanleigh Casey had one hit each for Green Mountain (3-26, 2-14).