SALISBURY, Md. – Facing a 2-0 hole early in the regional championship game, the fourth-ranked Salisbury University softball team powered it way into next week's Super Regional with a 5-2 victory over the Endicott Gulls on the final day of the 2022 NCAA Salisbury Regional.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Endicott scored first in the top of the third inning. After Keelin Spencer singled to left field, Regan Comtois hit a two-run home run to left field to give Endicott the 2-0 lead.
- Salisbury trimmed the lead in half in the bottom half of the third. Madi Lemon opened the inning with a single and advanced to third on a bunt single by Lindsey Windsor. A delayed steal scored Lemon from third to cut the Endicott lead to 2-1.
- A leadoff single by Lauren Meyers and a sacrifice bunt by Maddison Lednum led to a Carly Galbraith RBI single that scored the pinch-runner, Sydney Duplissey, from second base in the fourth inning.
- Two-out magic for Salisbury later in the fourth. Abby Mace took a 3-2 pitch deep over the left-field fence to give the Sea Gulls the 5-2 lead.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES
- Lindsey Windsor collected three hits.
- Abby Mace hit her 16th home run of the year to push her to second in the nation.
- Francesca Cuttitta hit a double in the fifth inning.
- Savannah Sheats pitched a complete game to collect her 16th win of the season. Sheats struck out four and allowed five hits, two runs and a walk.
- It is the third time in the new tournament format that Salisbury advanced to the Super Regionals (2014, 2015).
ENDICOTT GAME NOTES
- Raven Comtois drove in the runs on her home run in the third.
- Salisbury got to the Commonwealth Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year, Maria Hunchuk, for five runs in 3.2 innings of work.
- Salisbury will host the NCAA Super Regional against Mount St. Joseph.
- The best-of-three Super Regionals begin on Friday, May 20 at 2 p.m.
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, 189 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.