Kline Ties RBI Record in Softball CC SplitSaturday, March 23, 2013
The Mules (10-2 overall) used some late-inning magic to win the first game, 8-3, before dropping the nightcap, 10-2.
The opening game was tied 3-3 heading into the top of the sixth. With one out, senior Devon Barber singled and stole second. One out later, she scored the go-ahead run on a single by Kline.
The Bullets (7-7) got the tying run to third with one out in the bottom of the inning, but sophomore Kelsey Jones retired the top two hitters in the lineup on a groundout and strikeout to keep Muhlenberg ahead.
With one out in the top of the seventh, freshman Brittany Dzieciolowski (left) hit her first career home run, one of four hits she had in the game, opening the door to a four-run inning that put the game away. With the bases loaded and two outs, junior Chelsea Benjamin delivered a two-run single, and two batters later junior Erica Wenzel drew a bases-loaded walk.
Jones struck out nine and allowed only one run over the final six innings in improving to 6-0 on the season.
In the nightcap, the Mules opened up a 2-0 lead in the third on consecutive two-out RBI singles by Benjamin and Kline. The latter gave Kline 93 career RBI, tying the school record set by former teammate Ashley Brewer (2008-11).
Gettysburg got a run back in the bottom of the third before blowing the game open with a seven-run fourth.