Massei fuels Badgers' victory with three-run home run


Feb. 9, 2013

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  Wisconsin 8, Presbyterian 0 (5)
DL Phillips Complex • Charlotte, N.C.

1 2 3 4 5 R H E
 PRES 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 2
 WIS
0 0 3 3 2 8 11
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IP H R ER BB SO
W Stewart (1-0) 5.0 3 0 0 1 5
L Seigler (0-1) 4.0 7 6 6 0 3
 Batting Leaders
 • Mary Massei: 2-for-3, 1 HR, 4 RBI
 • Katie Christner: 3-for-3, 3 RBI, 2 Runs
 • Stefanni LaJeunesse: 2-for-3, 1 Run
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Three hits equaled three runs and started an offensive burst for the Badgers Saturday evening in an 8-0 win over Presbyterian at the First Pitch Classic in Charlotte, N.C.

Katie Christner started things for Wisconsin (3-1) in the third inning with a single to left field. Maria Van Abel followed with a perfect bunt for a base hit, setting the table for Mary Massei. With one swing, Massei got the Badgers on the board with a three-run home run to center field.

 Fast Facts
• Badgers improve to 3-1 with win over Blue Hose
• Massei records her second home run of the season
• Christner is a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate

Wisconsin doubled its score in fourth inning scoring three runs on four hits to go ahead 6-0. Two more runs in the fifth inning gave the Badgers the 8-0 win.

Taylor-Paige Stewart earned the win in her first career start. Stewart pitched all five innings, allowing just three hits, striking out five and walking one.

Massei finished the day 2-for-3 at the plate with one run scored and four RBI. Christner made the most of her day, going 3-for-3, scoring two runs and recording three RBI.

Wisconsin wraps up action at the First Pitch Classic on Sunday morning against Notre Dame at 9 a.m. CT.

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