News and Tribune


April 11, 2014

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Grenadiers split doubleheader with Point Park

IU Southeast's Batliner smacks homer in opener

NEW ALBANY — The IU Southeast softball team split a doubleheader with Point Park to open a weekend series between two of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s top teams.

In Game 1, Jordan Batliner hit a two-run home run to left field to put IU Southeast up 2-1 after an inning of play. The home run was her third of the year.

The second inning was a series of defensive miscues led to a six-run inning for Point Park. IU Southeast committed three errors and gave up seven hits in the inning. The Grenadiers never recovered and fell 9-3 in the opener.

Madison Ray took the loss after giving up seven runs, five earned, in one and a third innings.

In Game 2, the Grenadiers scratched out a run in the bottom of the second as Summer Sanders singled to center to score Jade Detzer from second.

After Ashley Morran hit a two-run home run to left to give Point Park the lead 2-1 in the top of the fourth, the Grenadiers responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. A weakly hit ball by Sanders back to the pitcher Megan Dyer allowed Brooke Barnett to slide underneath the tag. A double by Shelby Lucas would score Jessica Leanhart to give the Grenadiers the lead.

Leanhart (11-2) did the rest.  She gave up two runs — one earned — and struck out two while walking four to pick up her eleventh win of the season.

The Grenadiers continue their series with Point Park on today at 1 p.m. on Senior Day.

The Senior Day events will take place after the conclusion of Game 1.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NTSPY Awards Ceremony

Photos from the 2014 NTSPY Awards Ceremony held June 26, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires