Softball season in full swing after break

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 5:24 PM

The Edinboro women’s softball team opened their season by going 3-9 over two different trips during spring break.

The team first traveled to Salem, Virginia from March 9-11, where they dropped the first five games before earning their first victory in a win against Concord University.

The Fighting Scots downed Concord 5-3 to avenge their 4-2 loss to the Mountain Lions the night before. In the win, the Scots had their back against the wall, down one run with two outs in the top of the seventh, but freshman Maycee Shumaker came through with a three-run home run to make it 5-3. 

The team then traveled to Clermont, Florida to take part in the PFX Spring Games from March 12-16.

They dropped their first game on March 12 before taking a day off. They resumed playing on March 14 with a loss to the University of Indianapolis before defeating Saint Michael’s College 1-0 to finish their day.

Junior Danna Heh went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in the game and scored the team’s only run. Fellow junior Amanda Metz earned a complete game shutout and picked up five strikeouts while yielding only three hits.

The team continued the momentum by starting the next morning off with a 17-0 victory over Silver Lake College. Not to be outdone by Metz, junior Carley Nasca pitched a no-hitter in the five-inning game and struck out 11 of the 16 batters she faced.

Edinboro finished the trip with a loss to Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a loss to Southern New Hampshire University the next day.

They will now take their 3-9 record on the road for a doubleheader at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown on Sunday. The first game starts at 1 p.m. with the second game scheduled to start at 3 p.m. They were originally scheduled to also play a doubleheader at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, but predicted weather forced the cancellation of the game.

Christopher Rosato Jr. can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com.

Tags: sports, softball

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