Remembering Glenn

Maristís Offense Explodes To Earn Split In Day 1 Of Spartan Classic

Courtesy: Marist Athletics
         
Release: March 02, 2013
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image
Courtesy: Marist Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. - After a disappointing 5-3 setback versus Delaware in Game 1 of the Spartan Classic, the Marist softball team came out with vengeance in Game 2 against the host Norfolk State Spartans and won by a score of 11-2. Seniors Danielle Koltz (Chenango Bridge, N.Y.) and Christina Lausch (Lancaster, Pa.) led the Red Foxes on the day with four RBIs and a home run. Junior hurler Paige Lewis (Temecula, Calif.) earned the team's victory in the circle with a complete game effort.

GAME 1, DELAWARE 5 - MARIST 3: The Red Foxes began their first game of the 2013 season with a bang as Koltz cranked out a home run over the left field wall to give Marist the early 1-0 lead in the first inning. That home run gave the senior slugger 20 for her career.

With a 1-0 lead in hand, senior pitcher Emily Osterhaus (Suwanee, Ga.) settled in and cruised over the next three innings, holding Delaware to just one hit. This would afford Marist the opportunity to extend its lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. Koltz once again was a facilitator as she led off with a single to center field. Two batters later, her classmate Lausch would send a long ball out to left center field for the two-run home run.

The Fighting Blue Hens would respond with a single run in the top of the fifth to make it a 3-1 ball game.

In the top of the seventh, Delaware would mount a four-run comeback on the strength of two hits, three walks and two Red Fox errors. A 1-2-3 bottom of the inning would hand Marist it's first loss of 2013 and Delaware's ninth victory.

For the contest, both Koltz (2-3) and Lausch (2-3) had multi-hit games. Osterhaus took the loss with a line of 6.1 innings pitched, eight hits, five runs (three earned) and one strikeout.

GAME 2, MARIST 11 - NORFOLK STATE 2: Marist's second game of the day started a bit slower than Game 1, as the Red Foxes didn't get onto the scoreboard until the top of the third inning when they manufactured a run with a quintessential "small ball" series. After a leadoff single by Haley Birnbaum (Lido Beach, N.Y.), the junior advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by freshman Colleen McWilliams (Monrovia, Calif.). Freshman Kyrsten Van Natta (Maplewood, N.J.) was up next and singled to left field to put runners on the corners and one out. With excellent speed on first and third, Head Coach Joe Ausanio put both runners in motion and Birnbaum was able to take home plate safely with a steal for run number one of the game.

In the next frame Norfolk State would even the score at 1-1 with a combination of three hits.

Marist finally broke the stalemate in the top of the fifth with a pair of runs. Koltz and Alyssa Zahka (Lexington, Mass.) were to two manufacturers as Koltz hit a sac fly down the right field line and Zahka dropped a bunt towards first base.

With the score 3-1, the Red Foxes blew the game open in the sixth inning, plating five runs on four hits, two of which were of the extra-base variety. Junior Aly Klemmer (Hamilton, N.J.) kick started the offense with a lead-off triple and Lausch put the exclamation mark on the inning with a two-run double. Senior Joelle Zahka (Lexington, Mass.) and Koltz drove in the other three runs in the frame.

After Norfolk State plated one run in the sixth to make it 8-2, Marist finished off their explosive outing with three more runs in the top of the seventh. Freshman Maureen Duddy (San Mateo, Calif.), McWilliams and Koltz all collected hits to spearhead the production.

In the 11-2 contest, Marist had 10 different players register hits, including Van Natta (3), Koltz (2), Nicole Cheek (Simi Valley, Calif.) (2) all collecting multiple hits. Koltz (3), A. Zahka (2), J. Zahka (2) and Lausch (2) all drove in multiple runs for the Red Foxes.

Not to be overlooked was pitching of Paige Lewis, who threw a complete game for Marist to earn her first victory of the season. Her final line was 7.0 innings, eight hits, two runs (two earned) and three strikeouts.

For the doubleheader, Marist hit .306 (19-62) and had a .358 (24-67) on-base percentage. Koltz posted the highest batting average at .571 (4-7).

Marist will complete its action at the Spartan Classic in Norfolk on Sunday with a pair of games. Beginning at 9 a.m. they face off with Army before turning right around at 11 a.m. and playing Norfolk State once again.

Live & On-Demand Video
Picture of Women's Soccer vs. Seton Hall
Women's Soccer vs. Seton Hall
Picture of Marist Volleyball Preseason Update
Marist Volleyball Preseason Update
Picture of Football: Preseason Scrimmage
Football: Preseason Scrimmage
Picture of Marist Men's Soccer Preseason
Marist Men's Soccer Preseason
Picture of Meet the Freshmen: Connor McClenaghan
Meet the Freshmen: Connor McClenaghan
Picture of Marist Football - Week 1 Update
Marist Football - Week 1 Update
Picture of Mike Maker Interview - Part 2
Mike Maker Interview - Part 2
Picture of Marist Women's Soccer Preseason
Marist Women's Soccer Preseason
Picture of Marist Volleyball MAAC Preseason Favorites
Marist Volleyball MAAC Preseason Favorites
Picture of WBB - Meet the Freshmen: Kendall Baab
WBB - Meet the Freshmen: Kendall Baab
Picture of Marist Football Move In Day
Marist Football Move In Day
Picture of Mike Maker Interview - Part 1
Mike Maker Interview - Part 1
Picture of Meet the Freshmen: R.J. Coil
Meet the Freshmen: R.J. Coil
Picture of Meet the Freshmen: Allie Clement
Meet the Freshmen: Allie Clement
Picture of Meet the Freshmen: James Griffin
Meet the Freshmen: James Griffin
Picture of Meet the Freshmen: Payton Birchmeier
Meet the Freshmen: Payton Birchmeier
Picture of Meet the Freshmen: Obi Momah
Meet the Freshmen: Obi Momah
Picture of MBB: Summer Sessions
MBB: Summer Sessions
Picture of WBB: Chillin 4 Charity
WBB: Chillin 4 Charity
Picture of MBB: Mike Maker Interviews
MBB: Mike Maker Interviews
Picture of MBB: Mike Maker Press Conference
MBB: Mike Maker Press Conference
Picture of In the Spotlight: Caylin Moore
In the Spotlight: Caylin Moore
Picture of Baseball vs. Saint Peter's Postgame
Baseball vs. Saint Peter's Postgame
Picture of Softball vs. Manhattan Postgame
Softball vs. Manhattan Postgame
Picture of Softball vs. Iona Postgame
Softball vs. Iona Postgame
Picture of Softball vs. Monmouth Postgame
Softball vs. Monmouth Postgame
Picture of Men's Tennis: NCAA Tournament Preview
Men's Tennis: NCAA Tournament Preview
Picture of MAAC Softball Preview
MAAC Softball Preview
Picture of MAAC Finals: MLAX vs. Siena Postgame
MAAC Finals: MLAX vs. Siena Postgame
Picture of MLAX vs. Detroit Postgame
MLAX vs. Detroit Postgame
Picture of MLAX MAAC Championship Preview
MLAX MAAC Championship Preview
Picture of Football: Spring Game
Football: Spring Game
Picture of MLAX vs. Canisius Postgame
MLAX vs. Canisius Postgame
Picture of Crew: MAAC Championship Preview
Crew: MAAC Championship Preview
Picture of Water Polo: MAAC Championship Preview
Water Polo: MAAC Championship Preview
Picture of Football: Offensive Update
Football: Offensive Update
Picture of Women's Tennis vs. Monmouth Postgame
Women's Tennis vs. Monmouth Postgame
Picture of In the Spotlight: J.D. Recor
In the Spotlight: J.D. Recor
Picture of WLAX vs. Manhattan Postgame
WLAX vs. Manhattan Postgame
Picture of Spring Football: Defensive Update
Spring Football: Defensive Update
Picture of WLAX vs. Niagara Postgame
WLAX vs. Niagara Postgame
Picture of Baseball vs. Albany Postgame
Baseball vs. Albany Postgame
Picture of In the Spotlight: Jamie Romano
In the Spotlight: Jamie Romano
Picture of Softball vs. Manhattan Postgame
Softball vs. Manhattan Postgame
Picture of WLAX vs. Iona Postgame
WLAX vs. Iona Postgame
Picture of Men's Tennis vs. Fairfield Postgame
Men's Tennis vs. Fairfield Postgame
Picture of Marist Athletics: Community Events
Marist Athletics: Community Events
Picture of Water Polo Senior Day
Water Polo Senior Day
Picture of MLAX vs. Manhattan Alumni Day
MLAX vs. Manhattan Alumni Day
Picture of Baseball Season Update
Baseball Season Update
Picture of WLAX vs. Binghamton
WLAX vs. Binghamton
Picture of WLAX vs. Binghamton Postgame
WLAX vs. Binghamton Postgame
Picture of MLAX vs. Brown Postgame
MLAX vs. Brown Postgame
Picture of WBB vs. Iowa Postgame
WBB vs. Iowa Postgame
Picture of WBB: Iowa Press Conference
WBB: Iowa Press Conference
Picture of WBB: Sights and Sounds of Iowa
WBB: Sights and Sounds of Iowa
Picture of WBB: NCAA Preview
WBB: NCAA Preview
Picture of Pro Day 2014
Pro Day 2014
Picture of The MAAC Experience
The MAAC Experience
Picture of WBB vs. Quinnipiac Post Game
WBB vs. Quinnipiac Post Game
Picture of Fan Fun/Shooter Interview
Fan Fun/Shooter Interview
Picture of WBB vs. Rider Post Game
WBB vs. Rider Post Game
Picture of MAAC Awards
MAAC Awards
Picture of WBB: Practice and Preparation
WBB: Practice and Preparation
Picture of 2014 MAAC Honor Roll: Mike Hart
2014 MAAC Honor Roll: Mike Hart
Picture of MLAX vs. Towson
MLAX vs. Towson
Picture of 2014 MAAC Honor Roll: Julianne Viani
2014 MAAC Honor Roll: Julianne Viani
Picture of WBB vs. Siena Post Game
WBB vs. Siena Post Game
Picture of MBB vs. Niagara Post Game
MBB vs. Niagara Post Game
Picture of WBB: MAAC Preview
WBB: MAAC Preview
Picture of MBB: MAAC Preview
MBB: MAAC Preview
Picture of MBB vs. Quinnipiac Post Game
MBB vs. Quinnipiac Post Game
Picture of MLAX vs. Marquette Post Game
MLAX vs. Marquette Post Game
Picture of WBB vs. Monmouth Post Game
WBB vs. Monmouth Post Game
Picture of Softball: 2014 Season Preview
Softball: 2014 Season Preview
Picture of MBB vs. Iona Post Game
MBB vs. Iona Post Game
Picture of WLAX vs. Vermont Post Game
WLAX vs. Vermont Post Game
Picture of Track and Field MAAC Preview
Track and Field MAAC Preview
Picture of WLAX vs. Lafayette Post Game
WLAX vs. Lafayette Post Game
Picture of Women's Swimming and Diving Claims 100th MAAC Championship
Women's Swimming and Diving Claims 100th MAAC Championship
Picture of MBB vs. Siena Post Game
MBB vs. Siena Post Game
Picture of WBB vs. Quinnipiac Post Game
WBB vs. Quinnipiac Post Game
Picture of Women's Lacrosse: 2014 Season Preview
Women's Lacrosse: 2014 Season Preview
Picture of In the Spotlight: Leanne Ockenden
In the Spotlight: Leanne Ockenden
Picture of MLAX: Season Preview
MLAX: Season Preview
Picture of WBB vs. Fairfield Post Game
WBB vs. Fairfield Post Game
Picture of MBB Alumni Weekend
MBB Alumni Weekend
Picture of MBB vs. Niagara Post Game
MBB vs. Niagara Post Game
Picture of MBB vs. Monmouth Post Game
MBB vs. Monmouth Post Game
Picture of WBB vs. Rider Post Game
WBB vs. Rider Post Game
Picture of WBB vs. Niagara Post Game
WBB vs. Niagara Post Game
Picture of Swimming vs. Seton Hall Post Meet
Swimming vs. Seton Hall Post Meet
Picture of Swimming and Diving 101
Swimming and Diving 101
Picture of WBB vs. Saint Peter's Post Game
WBB vs. Saint Peter's Post Game
Picture of WBB: Play4Kay
WBB: Play4Kay
Picture of MBB vs. Saint Peter's Post Game
MBB vs. Saint Peter's Post Game
Picture of MBB vs. Rider Post Game
MBB vs. Rider Post Game
Picture of Swimming vs. Boston College Post Meet
Swimming vs. Boston College Post Meet
Picture of WBB: Friends of Jaclyn
WBB: Friends of Jaclyn
Picture of In the Spotlight: Khallid Hart
In the Spotlight: Khallid Hart