SALISBURY, Md. – The second-ranked Salisbury University softball team capped a perfect 6-0 weekend with two run-rule victories over the Marymount Saints and the Susquehanna River Hawks on Sunday to improve to 20-2 on the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED – MARYMOUNT
- Salisbury batted around in the first and plated four runs to take the early lead. The inning was highlighted by a two-run double down the left-field line by Maddison Lednum that scored Abby Mace and Lindsey Windsor.
- After a leadoff triple to right by Windsor in the second inning, Lednum scored Windsor on a groundout to short. Three batters later after a double by Lauren Meyers and a single by Natalie Paoli, Carly Galbraith cleared the bases with a double to the left-center gap to give SU the 7-0 lead.
- The Salisbury bats exploded for 13 runs in the bottom of the third. Windsor launched a two-run home run to left early in the inning before RBIs by Mace, Galbraith, Emily Stockman, Meghan Reed, Lednum and Paoli pushed the lead up to 20-0.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES VS. MARYMOUNT
- Salisbury's 20 runs are the first time the Sea Gulls crossed the 20-run mark since 24 runs were plated in a 24-0 win over Southern Virginia on April 11, 2015.
- All nine SU starters tallied a hit with the team combining for 22 hits for the sixth-most hits in a game in program history.
- Abby Mace, Lindsey Windsor, Maddison Lednum, Carly Galbraith and Natalie Paoli all tallied three hits in the victory. Windsor was a double away from the cycle.
- Mace, Windsor and Lednum each scored three times.
- Lednum led the team with a team and career-high five RBIs.
- Savannah Sheats (W, 8-1) earned the win with two strikeouts and two hits.
HOW IT HAPPENED – SUSQUEHANNA
- Abby Mace got the scoring going in the third inning with a three-run blast over the center-field fence. Three batters later, Lauren Meyers sent a towering shot onto Division Street to give Salisbury the 4-0 lead in the nightcap.
- After Mace doubled and Maddison Lednum reached on a walk, Meyers cracked her second home run of the game that was just out of reach of the center fielder to extend the SU lead to 7-0 in the fifth.
- Back-to-back triples by Mace and Lindsey Windsor followed by an RBI single by Maddison Lednum and an RBI double by Natalie Paoli put Salisbury up 11-0 after the top of the sixth.
- The shutout streak ended at 25 innings for SU as Kiara Bryant got an RBI single in the sixth but Windsor got the final two outs in the sixth on groundouts to end the game.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES VS. SUSQUEHANNA
- Abby Mace was a single away from the cycle with a double, triple and a home run with four runs batted in and three runs scored.
- Lauren Meyers collected her first career multi-home run game with four runs driven in.
- Lindsey Windsor (W, 9-0) struck out six to earn the victory.
- Salisbury concludes the long homestand next weekend with a series with the Cortland Red Dragons and the Ursinus Bears.
- The weekend begins on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. against Cortland.
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.
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