BOCA RATON, Fla. – Dartmouth rookie Katie McEachern (San Diego, Calif.) made history by becoming the first player to hit for the cycle in program history in an 8-7 win over Iowa State to open the FAU Parent’s Weekend Tournament. The Big Green dropped their second game to host FAU, 5-0.
McEachern was the story of the day as she went 4-of-4 against the Cyclones with three runs and three RBIs. Kara Curosh (Munster, Ind.) also added three hits against Iowa State. Dartmouth also banged out a season-best 13 hits against the Cyclones.
Kristen Rumley (Katy, Texas) picked up her eighth win against Iowa State, tossing 5.1 innings of work allowing just two runs on six hits. She also threw five strikeouts. Alex Jarvis (Tustin, Calif.) pitched one inning while Rachel Hein (Olathe, Kan.) threw 0.2 innings of work.
Dartmouth (9-8) opened up the scoring in the first inning against the Cyclones. Shortstop Kara Curosh (Munster, Ind.) got things going with a leadoff single while McEachern picked up the first of her four hits in the next at bat. After a double play, an RBI single from Morgan McCalmon (Norman, Okla.) plated Curosh.
The Big Green extended their lead to 3-0 after two runs in the third inning courtesy of a two-run home run from McEachern. Iowa State got two runs back after plating two in the third inning, cutting the Dartmouth lead to 3-2.
The fifth inning proved pivotal for Dartmouth as they tacked on three more runs to extend its lead to 6-2. Alex St. Romain (Chatham, N.J.) opened with a leadoff double, the first of three extra base hits for the Big Green. St. Romain was plated with a Curosh double while McEachern picked up her third hit, a double, before coming around the bases on a passed ball.
Dartmouth picked up another run in the sixth inning and McEachern completed the cycle with a leadoff triple in the seventh inning.
The Cyclones made it interesting late tacking on five runs in the seventh inning but it wasn’t enough as the Big Green held on for the win.
For as much offense as the Big Green mustered against Iowa State, they had trouble getting anything going against FAU, mustering just four hits.
After a scoreless first inning, the Owls tacked on two runs in the second inning. McCalmon tallied the first hit of day with a leadoff single to the left side but Kelsey Miller (Mansfield, Texas) grounded into a double play in the next at bat. Brianna Lohmann (Belle Glade, Fla.) added another hit but the inning ended with a ground out.
FAU added runs in the third and fourth inning and belted out 11 hits in the 5-0 victory. McEachern added her fifth hit of the day in the bottom of the sixth inning and Hillary Hubert (Grant Park, Ill.) tacked on a single but it wasn’t enough as the Big Green fell.
McCalmon tossed 6.1 innings of work allowing 11 hits and just one strikeout with two walks.
Dartmouth is back in action tomorrow with game against Elon and Bethune-Cookman
Dartmouth 8, Iowa State 7 (Mar 22, 2013 at Boca Raton, FL)
Dartmouth........... 102 031 1 - 8 13 1 (9-7)
Iowa State.......... 002 000 5 - 7 12 0 (12-15)
Pitchers: Dartmouth - Rumley,Kristen; Jarvis,Alex(6); Hein,Rachel(7) and St. Romain,Alex. Iowa State - Torrescano; Smith(3); Fisher(6) and Lenzine; Davison. Win-Rumley,Kristen(8-3) Loss-Torrescano(6-7) T-2:29 A-150 HR DART - McEachern,Katie. HR ISU - Torrescano.
Weather: 61 Degrees, Sunny
Smith faced 2 batters in the 6th.
Jarvis faced 3 batters in the 7th.
Florida Atlantic 5, Dartmouth 0 (Mar 22, 2013 at Boca Raton, FL)
Florida Atlantic.... 021 200 0 - 5 11 0 (18-18)
Dartmouth........... 000 000 0 - 0 4 0 (9-8)
Pitchers: Florida Atlantic - Messer, S and . Dartmouth - McCalmon,Morgan; Hein,Rachel(7) and Win-Messer, S(3-2) Loss-McCalmon,Morgan T-1:35 A-0 HR FAU - Thompson, C (4)