Dorle's Home Run Carries Gophers Past Eagles, 4-1
Freshman Kayla Wenner scored Minnesota's fourth run in the 4-1 win against FGCU.

March 10, 2013

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PALO ALTO, CALIF. – Senior catcher Kari Dorle hit her second home run of the season, a three-run shot to left field in the top of the fifth inning, to help Minnesota defeat Florida Gulf Coast, 4-1, in the final game of the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic.

Dorle went 1-for-2, while sophomore shortstop Tyler Walker was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and sophomore right fielder Erica Meyer also collected two hits in three at bats. In the circle, junior right-hander Sara Moulton pitched a complete game three-hitter with seven strikeouts.

Florida Gulf Coast (15-9) took the first lead of the game in the bottom of the fourth, as a pair of singles and an intentional walk loaded the bases with no outs. The Eagles went ahead 1-0, as Jessica Barnes scored from third on a throwing error by Walker, who tried to get the force at the plate.

But Moulton worked out of the inning by getting back-to-back grounders to sophomore Kaitlyn Richardson at third, who threw to home for the force outs, followed by a grounder back to Moulton for the third out of the inning.

Minnesota (13-9) came right back with three runs in the top of the fifth. Meyer opened the inning with a single to right, which forced a pitching change by FGCU, and the move backfired. Meyer advanced to second on an illegal pitch by Jaclyn Owen, and Walker drew a walk. Dorle then gave the Gophers a 3-1 lead with a home run to left, her second of the weekend and third of the season.

The Gophers tacked on a run in the top of the seventh when Richardson led off with a single up the middle. Freshman Kayla Wenner entered as a pinch runner, stole second base, and scored when freshman first baseman Paige Palkovich reached on a two-out throwing error by Owen.

It’s Minnesota’s second win this season against FGCU, as the Gophers also defeated the Eagles, 3-0, on Feb. 22 at the FGCU/LaQuinta Inn at the Airport Spring Break Invitational.


 

 

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