March 21, 2002
Freshman leftfielder Dorothy Donaldson (Lakeland, FL/Lakeland HS) blasts three home runs to lead Colgate to a split of its two games Thursday at the Rebel Games.
Colgate defeated Wisconsin-Green Bay 8-3 in the first game before dropping a 4-1 decision to Columbia in the nitecap.
In 12 games, Donaldson has broken the school record for home runs by a rookie with five, and she tied the school record for homers in a game when he drilled two against UGB.
Vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay
Freshman leftfielder Dorothy Donaldson (Lakeland, FL/Lakeland HS) blasted two home runs and junior Melissa Rawson (Palmdale, CA/Highland HS) hit her first homer of the season to become the school's all-time leader with 12 as the Colgate University softball team rolled to an 8-3 win over Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Rebel Games Thursday morning.
Donaldson tied the school record for home runs in a game and tied the school record for home runs in a season by a freshman. She finished 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. Rawson was 4-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Natalie Rawson (Palmdale, CA/Highland HS) was 3-for-4.
Sophomore Elena Isaac (Chandler, AZ/Desert Vista HS) was the winning pitcher for the Raiders. She allowed five hits, walked none and struck out three to pick up her third win in five decisions.
Colgate took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on Donaldson's sacrifice fly and Melissa Rawson's RBI single. The Raiders increased their lead to 5-0 in the third inning when Donaldson led off with a homer over the leftfield fence, and Melissa Rawson drilled a two-run homer over the centerfield fence.
Freshman Caitlin Thistle (Tenafly, NJ/Tenafly HS) upped the lead to 6-0 in the fifth inning with her first collegiate RBI that scored Melissa Rawson from second base.
Wisconsin-Green Bay scored three runs in the sixth inning, but Colgate answered with two runs in the bottom half of the inning on a walk to Rachel Smith (Annandale, VA/W.T. Woodson) and Donaldson's deep blast over the centerfield fence.
Donaldson broke the school record for homers in a season by a rookie when she hit her fifth in the first inning against Columbia. The Raiders only other hits were by sophomore Emily Wright (Scottsdale, AZ/Saguaro HS), who doubled in the fifth inning and Laura Chaussee (Bremerton, WA/Bremerton HS), who followed with a single.
Elena Isaac (3-3) pitched her second straight game for the Raiders. She allowed eight hits, four runs, one earned, walked one and struck out none.
Columbia tied the game in the second inning on Nikki Campbell's single, and then tallied twice in the fourth inning for the victory. Campbell again did the damage with a two-run single. The Lions added their fourth run in the fifth inning on a throwing error.