April 12, 2011

Softball Report (Week 5) - Anderson Sweeps No. 4 DePauw and Defiance

GREENWOOD, IN- Anderson University swept a doubleheader from No. 4 ranked DePauw University and HCAC leader Defiance College for a 4-0 record last week.  The Ravens (15-9, 5-1 HCAC) trail Transylvania by four games in the win column heading into this week's action.

Against DePauw, Anderson won both games with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.  The Ravens won the first game 11-10 and claimed the second contest 10-9.

On Saturday, AU earned a sweep of Defiance with wins of 6-3 and 5-3.  In the first contest, Monica Crowe (Muncie, Ind./Wes-Del) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before settling for a complete-game three-hitter. Crowe struck out eight and earned her seventh victory of the season.

AU's Lauren Smith (New Palestine, Ind./H.S.) led the Raven offense during the week.  Smith batted .643 (9 of 14) with five runs scored, a double, two home runs, and five RBI.

The junior also posted a 1-0 record and a save in the circle with a 5.73 ERA.

Anderson will face Rose-Hulman on Wednesday afternoon before a showdown with Transylvania in Lexington Saturday.

For a complete recap of Week 6 in HCAC Softball, click here