March 25, 1998
VILLANOVA, Pa.-- The Villanova softball team beat Monouth 5-0 and 4-1, to sweep a doubeheader from the visiting Hawks on Wednesday, March 25, at the Villanova Softball Field, improving their record to 12-7 on the season.
With four stolen bases on the afternoon, senior Jessica DeLuca broke the Villanova all-time stolen base record of 37 held by 1986 graduate Cathy Ford.
In game one, Villanova was led by the oustanding pitching of senior Brenda Roach, who pitched a complete game shutout, while striking out four and surrendering only five hits.
Leading the Wildcat offensive attack was DeLuca who went three-for-three with an RBI and two runs scored. She also reeked havoc on the basepaths, stealing three bases in three attempts.
Sophomore Melissa Crombet, like DeLuca, also went three-for-three on the day, while senior Kelly Sparks had a game- high two RBI.
In game two, the Wildcats once again triumphed through a combination of outstanding pitching and timely hitting. On the mound for Villanova, freshman Kerri Stoller got the win pitching five scoreless innings, striking out six and giving up only one hit. Senior Jennifer Cornelius pitched two innings, giving up just one unearned run for the save.
Leading the 'Cats offense in game two, was sophomore Mia Brickhouse who went one-for-three with two RBI and freshman Jackie Pasquerella who had two hits and an RBI.
Villanova will remain at home to resume their schedule, as they host the Princeton Tigers for a doubleheader on Thursday, March 26, at 2:30 p.m.