Linfield Wildcats
March 20, 2014
'Cat bats tap 22 hits, sting Yellowjackets
Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score
LONGVIEW, Texas – Katy Brosig went 4-for-5 and Ashley Garcia smacked a pair of doubles and drove home six runs to lead 10th-ranked Linfield to a doubleheader sweep of LeTourneau University Thursday afternoon at the LETU Softball Field.
 
Linfield upped its season record to 17-1 with the two nonconference wins, prevailing 7-1 in the opener and 10-0 in the nightcap that was halted after five innings by the eight run rule.
 
Pitchers Karina Paavola, Shelby VandeBergh and Montana McNealy (Sr., Aloha, Ore.) collectively held the Yellowjackets to just five hits in the two games.
 
Striking out 11 LeTourneau batters in Game 1, Paavola picked up her 10th pitching victory of the season with a complete-game three-hitter. VandeBergh and McNealy combined for four strikeouts while yielding just two hits in the second contest.
 
In the opener, Linfield led 3-1 through six innings before freshman Danielle Duman (So., Eugene, Ore.) clobbered a grand slam home run. Brosig and Grace Middelstadt (Sr., Battle Ground, Wash.) both had three hits in the game. Erin Kinney (So., Bainbridge Island, Wash.) also homered for the ‘Cats.
 
Linfield rolled up six runs in the second inning of Game 2, then four more in the third to put the game out of reach early on. Garcia pounded two doubles to raise her season total to eight, picking up five RBI in the process. VandeBergh earned the win to improve to 4-1 in the pitching circle.
 
NEXT: Linfield moves heads to Texas-Tyler for a doubleheader with the ninth-ranked Patriots Friday starting at 2 p.m. Pacific time.
 
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Danielle Duman
Grand-slam home run in Game 1
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