No. 2 Softball racks up 50th consecutive home win in sweep over Catholic

No. 2 Softball racks up 50th consecutive home win in sweep over Catholic

SALISBURY, Md. – The second-ranked Salisbury University softball team made it an even 50 wins in a row at Sea Gull Softball Stadium after a doubleheader sweep of the Catholic Cardinals on Wednesday. Salisbury won the first game 7-1 before clinching an undefeated regular-season home schedule with a 6-1 victory in the nightcap over Catholic. The Sea Gulls are now 30-2 on the season.

BOX SCORE (GAME 1)
BOX SCORE (GAME 2)

HOW IT HAPPENED – GAME 1

  • Catholic threatened in the top of the first with a runner at third with two outs, but Lindsey Windsor forced Sammy Phillips to ground out to end the inning.
  • Windsor drew a walk and stole second in the bottom half of the first before Natalie Paoli drove her in with a double to right-center to open the scoring.
  • A pair of two-run home runs by Paoli and Carrie Jacoby to left field pushed Salisbury's lead up to 5-0 in the third.
  • Back-to-back doubles by Catholic in the sixth led to an RBI by Amanda Gomez to chip into the Salisbury lead, 5-1.
  • Salisbury got the run back and added insurance in the bottom of the sixth inning when Emily Stockman took the first pitch of the inning off the left-field foul pole for a home run. Later in the inning, Lauren Meyers drove in Windsor on an RBI single to left to extend the lead to 7-1.

SALISBURY GAME NOTES – GAME 1

  • Abby Mace and Natalie Paoli each went 3-for-4. Paoli knocked home three runs, two of which were on her third home run of the season.
  • Lauren Meyers went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
  • Carrie Jacoby drove in two with her third home run in the third inning.
  • Lindsey Windsor (W, 12-0) pitched a complete -game to remain undefeated on the season. She struck out five, scattered seven hits and only allowed one run. She also scored three times in the win.

HOW IT HAPPENED – GAME 2

  • A leadoff double by Maddison Lednum and Carly Galbraith reached on an error in the second, Francesca Cuttitta reached on a squeeze bunt to score Lednum that gave SU the early 1-0 lead.
  • Windsor opened the third inning with a towering home run to left to double Salisbury's lead to 2-0.
  • Sydney Duplissey scored on an error and Meyers brought home Mace on an RBI single to extend Salisbury's lead to 4-0 in the fourth.
  • Much like the first game, back-to-back doubles gave Catholic its lone run of the contest. Makayla Czan scored Allie Lajeunesse on a double to cut into the lead, 4-1, in the sixth inning.
  • Once again, Salisbury got the run back and more after Mace smacked a two-run home run to give Salisbury the 6-1 lead.

SALISBURY GAME NOTES – GAME 2

  • The win extends Salisbury's home winning streak to 50 games with the last loss dating back to Feb. 26, 2020.
  • Abby Mace went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, a pair of doubles and scored twice.
  • Maddison Lednum also collected two hits with a double and a run scored.
  • Sydney Duplissey scored twice in the win.
  • Nicole Ortega (W, 6-1) recorded the win with three strikeouts on six hits, two walks and a run in five-plus innings.
  • Savannah Sheats (SV, 2) earned her second save of the season in 1.2 innings of work. She struck out three and only allowed one hit.

UP NEXT

  • Salisbury will head south to Newport News, Va. to take on top-ranked Christopher Newport on Wednesday, April 20.
  • The battle of the two top teams in the nation is set to begin at 4 p.m. at Captains Park.

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.