Big fourth inning sends No. 4 Softball to NCAA Championships

Big fourth inning sends No. 4 Softball to NCAA Championships

SALISBURY, Md. – Another strong outing from junior pitcher Lindsey Windsor and a seven-run fourth inning was enough to send the fourth-ranked Salisbury University softball team to its 10th NCAA Championship appearance with a 7-0 shutout over the Mount St. Joseph Lions on Saturday in the Salisbury Super Regional.

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HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Lindsey Windsor got out of a two runners-on jam in the bottom of the third inning by forcing Kelsi Stevenson to end the threat and keep the game scoreless.
  • Salisbury took advantage of an MSJ error with two outs to get push across seven runs in the fourth.
  • Sydney Duplissey legged out a bobble by the MSJ third baseman to score Madi Lemon from third with the bases loaded. A batter later, Francesca Cuttitta blooped a two-run single to shallow left to score Maddison Lednum and Lauren Meyers. Abby Mace followed a two-run triple to right field that plated Cuttitta and Duplissey.
  • Windsor broke the game open with a two-run home run down the left-field line that pushed the Salisbury lead to 7-0 in the fourth.

SALISBURY GAME NOTES

  • Francesca Cuttitta, Lindsey Windsor and Abby Mace each drove in a pair of runs.
  • Mace hit her seventh triple of the season and eighth of her career.
  • Windsor pitched her seventh shutout of the season to collect her 18th win of the year. She struck out two and scattered four hits and two walks.
  • Salisbury pushed its NCAA-leading home winning streak to 55 games.

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH GAME NOTES

  • Kelsi Stevenson, Rachel Gabbard, Elizabeth Ivers and Emily McDonald tallied a hit apiece for the Lions with McDonald hitting a double in the fifth.
  • Kamryn McCool took the loss and allowed seven unearned runs in 3.2 innings.

UP NEXT

  • Salisbury advances to the 2022 NCAA Softball Championship. The double-elimination bracket begins on Thursday, May 26.
  • Stay tuned to SUSeaGulls.com for more game information.

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.

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