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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Stephen K. Lee

Softball Sweeps Rider

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 03/23/2014
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NEW YORK - Columbia swept Rider in a softball doubleheader 7-4, 5-1 at the Columbia Softball Stadium at the Baker Athletics Complex.

Columbia totaled 12 hits in a 7-4 win over Rider University in game one of a doubleheader at Columbia Softball Stadium.

Columbia jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Kayla Shimoda led off with a double to left field and then advanced to third on a wild pitch.  Alix Cook singled to the center field to score Shimoda.  Cook advanced to second on an illegal pitch and scored when Emily Snodgrass doubled down the left field line.  With one out, Alyssa Rodia singled down the left field line and Snodgrass scored when Shelby Unger followed with a single up the middle.  With two outs, Rodia scored on a wild pitch to give the Lions a 4-0 lead.

Rider got three runs in the top of the third on two hits and an error.  Kayla Maloney pitched out a jam, with the go-ahead run at the plate.

Columbia tacked on another run in the bottom of the third when Rodia led off with a double to left center and Unger singled through to the right side for the RBI.

The Lions extended the lead with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Cook led off the inning with a single up the middle and Snodgrass tripled to right center for the RBI.  After Nicole Borchard walked, Rodia scored Snodgrass with a sac fly.

Rider added a run on two hits in the top of the sixth, but a 1-2-3 top of the seventh gave Columbia the game.

In game two, Rider struck first with a run in the top of the first.  The Broncs got a lead off bunt single and a run scored on a sac fly.

The Lions answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning when Snodgrass hit a sac fly to score Shimoda, who reached on an error.

Columbia scored one run in the fourth and fifth innings, and added two runs in the bottom of the sixth for the final 5-1 margin.

The Lions had 11 hits on the day, Cook and Liz Caggiano each registering two.  Five different players registered RBIs and doubles.

Emily Kenyon allowed just one run on four hits in a complete seven innings of work.

The Lions return to action, Tuesday, March 25 at Marist for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.

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