April 26, 2003
Senior shortstop Melissa Rawson went 5-for-6 with a pair of home runs to lead the Colgate softball team to a split of its twin bill against Siena College Friday at the Eaton Street Field.
Colgate (21-12) dropped the opener 9-7 before rebounding with a 7-0 win in the second game.
Rawson hit both of her home runs in the second game giving her 10 for the season and 24 in her career. It was the third time in her career she has hit two home runs in a game. She also scored three runs and drove in four during the doubleheader.
Siena had a 7-0 lead in the opener on a grand slam home run by Becky Brockman in the third inning and a three-run shot by Adrian St. Cin in the fourth inning off Colgate starter Kate Howard (11-6).
Colgate rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning with Rawson and Rachel Smith driving in runs for the Raiders. Siena upped its lead to 9-3 in the fifth inning, before Colgate scored four runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Dorothy Donaldson started the four-run rally with a home run over the left field fence before Mandi Perry and Smith had RBI singles.
In the second game, junior pitcher Elena Isaac (10-6) tossed her second shutout of the season and the 10th of her career to move into second place in career shutouts at Colgate. She allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three.
Rawson gave Colgate a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run shot, and Stacy Mui drove in the third run of the opening frame with a single.
The Raiders increased their lead to 5-0 when Rawson led off the fourth inning with a deep drive over the left field fence and Amanda Brickell doubling in the second run of the inning. Colgate's final run came in the fifth inning on Kim Olmstead's ground out.