No. 2 Softball concludes regular season with sweep of Washington

No. 2 Softball concludes regular season with sweep of Washington

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – The second-ranked Salisbury University softball team wrapped up the regular season with a doubleheader sweep over the Washington Shorewomen on Thursday. The Sea Gulls run-ruled the Shorewomen, 8-0, in five-inning and finished the day with a 9-1 victory in the nightcap to end the regular season with a 34-4 record.

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

HOW IT HAPPENED – GAME 1

  • Salisbury struck first in the opening inning of the game. A double by Lindsey Windsor and a two-run double by Lauren Meyers gave SU a 3-0 lead.
  • Natalie Paoli plated Abby Mace with a bloop RBI single to shallow right field to extend the lead to 4-0.
  • Four runs came across the score in the top of the fifth to incur the run-rule Ellen Stockman hit an RBI single to left to score Meghan Reed. Two batters later, Mace took a 3-2 pitch over the left-field fence for a three-run home run to give SU the eight-run lead, 8-0.

SALISBURY GAME NOTES

HOW IT HAPPENED – GAME 2

  • Salisbury scored five runs in the first inning with three of the runs scoring on a passed ball or wild pitch.
  • Washington cut into the lead in the bottom of the first with an RBI single by Alyssa Viera.
  • Paoli tacked on two more runs in the top of fourth when a hard grounder deflected off the shortstop's glove that scored Madi Lemon and Emily Stockman to push the lead to 7-1.
  • The Sea Gulls added insurance runs in the fifth and seventh inning on RBI singles by Mace and Windsor to extend the lead to 9-1.

SALISBURY GAME NOTES – GAME 2

  • Abby Mace notched three hits in the nightcap with two runs and an RBI.
  • Lindsey Windsor also tallied three hits.
  • Emily Challender recorded a pair of hits and scored a pair of runs with an RBI.
  • Natalie Paoli drove in a pair of runs with a single in the fourth.
  • Savannah Sheats (W, 14-2) earned the win and only allowed a hit and a run.
  • Nicole Ortega (SV, 2) struck out five to collect her second save of the season.

UP NEXT

  • Salisbury will take on Mary Washington in the opening contest of the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday, April 28. The game time is at 2 p.m.
  • The double-elimination tournament will take place in Newport News, Va.

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.