COLUMBUS, Ga. – The eighth-ranked Salisbury University softball team concluded the 2022 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Leadoff Classic with a Sunday split. The Sea Gulls dropped the opening game, 7-4, to the No. 20 Linfield Wildcats before closing out the tournament with a 7-0 shutout over 15th-ranked St. John Fisher. Salisbury wraps up the Georgia trip with a 14-2 overall record.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES VS. LINFIELD
- Emily Stockman drove in two with a two-RBI double in the second inning. Stockman also drove in a run on a walk in the third inning.
- Maddison Lednum had two hits in the contest.
- Carrie Jacoby had an RBI single in the fourth inning.
HOW IT HAPPENED VS. ST. JOHN FISHER
- It was a pitchers' duel through the first two innings before the first two batters reached for Salisbury in the top of the third. Abby Mace then cleared the bases with a three-run home run to left field to give SU the 3-0 lead.
- Lednum plated Lindsey Windsor in the top of the sixth with a sacrifice fly to center field.
- Mace launched her second three-run home run in the seventh inning to give the Sea Gulls enough insurance to close out the tournament with a 4-2 record.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES VS. ST. JOHN FISHER
- Abby Mace set a new career-high with six runs batted in on her pair of home runs in the victory.
- Lindsey Windsor and Natalie Paoli also notched two hits in the second and third spots in the lineup.
- Savannah Sheats threw a three-hitter with six strikeouts and three walks for her sixth win of the season.
- Salisbury will return home for a weekend series with Clarkson and Susquehanna starting on Saturday, March 12.
- The games are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Salisbury University is a proud member of NCAA Division III with primary membership in the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference, along with the New Jersey Athletic Conference for football and the Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Conference for men's and women's swimming. With over 500 student-athletes in 21 varsity sports, SU is recognized as one of the most competitive intercollegiate athletics programs regardless of division, and dedicated coaches and staff that foster excellence on-and-off the field. The Sea Gulls have celebrated 22 team national championships, 24 individual national champions, 186 conference championships and 41 Academic All-Americans.
To learn more about the tradition of excellence with Sea Gull Athletics, visit www.SUSeaGulls.com or on social media @SUSeaGulls.