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FORDHAM HITS FOUR HOMERUNS TO TAKE SPRING CLASSIC TITLE FROM HOST UMBC, 8-3
In the championship game, UMBC starting pitcher Kelly Claar allowed four runs in the first two innings. The Rams would tack another in the fifth before the Retrievers could answer with a run of their own in the sixth. Fordham added three more runs in the bottom of the same inning, with two coming from solo shots by Davis and senior Samantha Crocker. UMBC’s Kristie Pickeral and Reilly Ward would generate solo homeruns of their own in the seventh, but the Retrievers’ effort came too late as Fordham held on to the 8-3 victory.
For the tournament, Fordham’s Jamie Dautel earned Best Offensive Player honors as she batted .583 with two homeruns, four RBI’s, and two stolen bases, while teammate Sara Kinney received the Pitcher of the Tournament award, as she posted a 3-0 record, with one save, three shutouts, 15 strikeouts, and a 0.35 ERA in 20 innings of work.
Game 11: #2 Fordham – 3 vs. #3 St. Francis (PA) – 0
Game 12: #1 Binghamton – 2 vs. #4 UMBC – 3
Game 13: #1
Game 14: #2 Fordham – 8 vs. #4 UMBC – 3 (Championship)
MVP: Katie Davis (Fordham)
Best Offensive Player: Jamie Dautel (Fordham)
Best Defensive Player: Rose Barre (
Pitcher of the Tournament: Sara Kinney (Fordham)