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RETRIEVERS DROP SERIES FINALE TO ALBANY, 10-6
Dana Shepherd went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the loss.
The Retrievers held a 3-0 lead after three innings thanks to a solo home run by first baseman Stevie Shore (New Carlisle, Ohio/Northwestern) in the second and a two-run shot by designated player Melanie Denischuk (Poway, Calif./Hugh Sutherland (Carstairs, Alberta)/Indian River CC/Auburn) in the third.
But the Great Danes took the lead in the top of the fourth after two walks and a hit batter loaded the bases and two singles and a fielder’s choice drove in four runs for a 4-3 advantage.
The score remained the same until the final inning, when the
The Retrievers attempted a comeback in the bottom of the seventh, as shortstop Dana Shepherd (
Halloran picked up the win, pitching a complete game and allowing six runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out nine.
Control was an issue for the Retriever pitchers, who allowed five walks and hit five batters in the game.
Shepherd extended her hitting streak to 19 games with a single to right field in the third inning. Denischuk’s hit streak reached 12 games with her second-inning home run, her 19th of the season.
The Retrievers return to action Wednesday, April 12, as they head to