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Fleury Homers In Notre Dame's Win Over Pirates
Sophomore Sadie Pitzenberger
 
Sophomore Sadie Pitzenberger

Feb. 14, 2009

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Sophomores Katie Fleury and Sadie Pitzenberger each tallied two hits in the first of two games on Saturday to open day-two action of the Bama Bash, boosting the Notre Dame softball team to a 2-1 non-conference win over East Carolina. On the latter end of the twinbill, Notre Dame fell to No. 1 Alabama by a 10-0 count.

Notre Dame (1-2) wraps up the Bama Bash on Sunday against Wisconsin. Game time has been changed from 11:00 a.m. (CT) to 10:00 a.m.

East Carolina (4-2) showed some aggression on the base paths in the second frame. Charina Sumner singled and stole second, and then tried to make her way home on Sarah Bibee's bloop single to shallow right. An alert Erin Marrone charge in to scoop the ball and delivered a rope to catcher Alexia Clay, who nailed Sumner at the plate.

Notre Dame stretched the field in the bottom of the third, starting with Pitzenberger's second hit in as many at-bats which traveled down the left field line. Two batters later, Fleury went opposite field to single Pitzenberger home.

Angel Barrella walked to start the sixth inning for the Pirates and eventually scored on a two-out infield knock by Cristen Aona.

Tied at 1-1, Fleury belted a solo home run over the left field fence to put the Irish back on top in the bottom of the sixth.

East Carolina sent a trio pinch hitters to the plate in an attempt to foil Brittney Bargar (1-1) in the bottom of the seventh. But the senior right-hander struck out two of the three to extinguish the threat. The win went to Bargar (1-1) after she tossed 7.0 innings without an earned run while fanning seven batters. Toni Paisley (3-1) shouldered her first loss of the campaign, giving up four hits and a pair of earned runs.


--Game 2--

Alabama (6-0) had two on base with two outs in the top of the first when Whitney Larsen and her big bat stepped to the plate. Larsen battled off a dozen pitches before driving a deep ball to right, which Marrone tracked just in time to make an acrobatic catch. Marrone would also add a fifth-inning single for Notre Dame.

The draw was cracked in the top of the second when Amanda Locke sent a 2-2 pitch to left-center for a solo home run. Cassandra Reilly-Boccia doubled home a pair of Crimson Tide runners, pushing the count to 3-0 in favor of Alabama after the top of the third. Kellie Eubanks singled up the middle to help plate two more runs in the inning.

The Crimson Tide posted a five-spot in the fifth inning to close the curtains. Alabama finished with 10 hits, while Notre Dame totaled five hits but committed three errors.

Jody Valdivia (0-1) gave up 10 runs - eight earned - in 5.0 innings, but the second-year hurler showed signs of maturity by getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning while facing the heart of the Alabama lineup. Charlotte Morgan (3-0) stayed perfect with the shutout win. She faced 19 batters and struck out three.

Sunday's action at the University of Alabama Softball Complex can be tracked live at UND.com. For up-to-the-minute scores and highlights, sign up for IRISH ALERTS text messaging services at UND.com.

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Event Calendar

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February 12
W, 2-1 (8)
Utah
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
February 12
L, 10-7
Kentucky
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
February 13
W, 4-2 (8)
BYU
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
February 13
L, 8-7
California
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
February 14
11:00 AM
Georgia State
Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)
February 19
4:00 PM
Utah Valley
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 19
8:30 PM
Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
1:00 PM
Cal Poly
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
6:00 PM
UCLA
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 21
12:00 PM
George Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 26
1:15 PM
East Carolina
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 26
3:30 PM
UCF
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 27
1:15 PM
North Florida
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 27
3:30 PM
Bryant University
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 28
10:00 AM
Penn State
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
1:15 PM
Stony Brook
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 5
6:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 6
10:00 AM
Stony Brook
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 6
12:15 PM
Ball State
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 9
5:00 PM
Florida International
Miami, Fla. (Felsberg Field at FIU Stadium)
March 9
7:00 PM
Florida International
Miami, Fla. (Felsberg Field at FIU Stadium)
March 12
1:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 12
3:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 13
12:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 17
5:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 22
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 23
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 25
2:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 25
4:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 26
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 30
5:00 PM
IPFW
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 2
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 2
3:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 3
12:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 5
5:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 7
5:00 PM
DePaul
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
3:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 10
12:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 16
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 16
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 17
1:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 19
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 20
6:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 24
3:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 24
5:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 25
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 27
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
1:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
3:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 1
12:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
3:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 8
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 12
TBA
ACC Championship Quarterfinals
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 13
TBA
ACC Championship Semifinals
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 14
TBA
ACC Championship Final
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 20
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 21
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 22
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 26
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
May 27
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
May 28
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
May 29
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
June 2
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 3
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 4
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 5
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 6
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 7
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 8
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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