Brehm sits down record 14
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Two weeks after debuting with a program record-tying 13 strikeouts, freshman Caroline Brehm (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) set a new standard, striking out 14 of the 18 batters she faced, keying an 8-0, six-inning non-conference softball victory over Skidmore in the team's opener of the 2012 Rebel Spring Games on Sunday.
The Green Terror (2-1) racked up 16 hits in its first of 10 games in Kissimmee, Fla. The day's second game against Roger Williams was cancelled due to rain and will not be rescheduled.
Julia Schwartz and Christina Gargiso reached base for the Thoroughbreds (2-3) but were erased on a double play and caught stealing, allowing Brehm to face the minimum.
Brehm struck out the first 11 batters she faced before Abby Shea grounded out to the end the fourth with her team trailing 3-0.
Jackie Liebowitz (Bellerose, N.Y./Benjamin N. Cordozo) led off the home fifth with a double before Brehm helped her own cause with a one-out single.
Two batters later, pinch-hitter Stacey Armacost (Glenville, Pa./South Western) cleared the bases with a single for a 5-0 lead.
Becky Brehm (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) doubled to start a three-run frame that ended the game with one out in the inning.
Lindsey Blohm (Bel Air, Md./Toms River North [N.J.]), Liebowitz and Davis all singled in the inning while Warrenfeltz drew a walk and Stephanie Maring (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) was hit by a pitch.
Beth Ann Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) lofted a sacrifice fly to score Liebowitz and end the game.
Davis finished with three hits while Beans and Liebowitz each had two.
The Green Terror returns to action against Montclair State and Wheaton (Mass.) on Monday. The first game begins at 11 a.m.