Brandywine wins Penn tourney

Published 1:30 am Monday, April 14, 2003

By Staff
Brandywine's softball team turned in a stellar performance at Saturday's Penn (Ind.) Invitational, going 2-1 to claim the tournament crown.
Brandywine's record actually tied with Penn and Lafayette Jefferson but the Bobcats won the tiebreaker because they allowed fewer runs than either team.
Brandywine, now 4-1 and ranked No. 4 in Division 3, suffered a 3-1 loss to Lafayette Jefferson to open the day. The Bobcats then upset the host Kingsmen 2-0 in the second game. Finally, Brandywine beat Merrillville 11-1 to end the day.
Nicki McGowen picked up two wins and a loss pitching for Brandywine. She gave up just five hits the entire day and improved her record to 4-1.
Ashley Antus had a good day at the plate for the Bobcats, doubling in two games. Michelle Shoemaker also hit a double against Penn.
Brandywine hosts River Valley for a Lakeland Conference doubleheader today at 4 p.m.
Lafayette Jefferson….3
Lafayette Jeff. 001 001 1--3 2 1
Brandywine 001 000 0--1 3 3
Ashley Motson (W) and Christina Patterson; Nicki McGowen (L, 2-1) and Michelle Shoemaker.
2B: Sara Kirk (L)
Penn 000 000 0--0 2 3
Brandywine 010 001 x--2 3 1
McGowen (W, 3-1) and Shoemaker; Amy Pajakowski (L, 0-1), Tiffany Krcelich (6) and Laurie Wasikowski.
3B: Ashley Antus (B)
2B: Shoemaker (B)
Merrillville 000 01--1 1 3
Brandywine 700 04--11 9 0
McGowen (W, 4-1), Amanda Grice (5) and Shoemaker; Kristy Polster (L), Michelle Paskash (5) and Gina Angotti.
3B: Tiffany Smith (M), Ashley Antus (B)
Team records: Brandywine 4-1