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Softball explodes for 26 runs in sweep over DeSales, Hood

302sports 143 Feb 25


                               (Sheats, L, Paoli C, Mumford R, Salisbury)

SALISBURY, Md.
– The Salisbury University softball team cruised to a pair of wins on Sunday to complete a weekend sweep over DeSales and Hood. With the sweep, Salisbury extends its season-opening win streak to seven games.

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final Score: Salisbury 7. DeSales 0
Game 2 Final Score: Salisbury 19, Hood 1 (5 inn.)
Records: Salisbury (7-0) | DeSales (2-2) | Hood (0-4)
Location: Sea Gull Softball Stadium – Salisbury, Md.

BOX SCORE (DSU / HOOD)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Salisbury vs. DeSales

  • Salisbury batted around and plated all of its runs in the top of the third inning. Jillian Jones brought home Sami Mumford (Indian River) on an RBI infield single. A batter later, Kaleigh Edwards smacked a single up the middle to score Jones and Dakotah Fraley.
  • Later in the inning, Emily Allen hit a two-run single to right field to bring Edwards and Maddison Lednum around to score.
  • Madeira Alexander followed up Allen's hit with a two-run bomb over the left-center fence for the seventh run of the inning.

GAME ONE NOTES

Salisbury vs. Hood

  • It didn't take long for Salisbury to put runs on the board as 14 batters came to the plate in the first and nine came around to score, highlighted by a two-run single to left field by Alissa Saverino.
  • An RBI single to left by Fraley and a two-run double by Jones pushed Salisbury's lead to 12-0 at the end of two innings.
  • After a two-run double to left-center by Alexander in the third, Natalie Paoli (Caravel) tripled to the left-center gap to chase Alexander home. Two batters later, Fraley brought Paoli home on an RBI single to center.
  • RBI doubles by Saverino and Sydney Duplissey sandwiched by a Paoli RBI single stretch Salisbury's lead to 19-0 at the end of the fourth inning.
  • It looked like Salisbury was going to record back-to-back shutouts but Hood tallied a run in the top of the fifth inning on an RBI single by Caitline Gosline.

GAME TWO NOTES

UP NEXT

  • Salisbury welcomes No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan for a midweek doubleheader at Sea Gull Softball Stadium on Wednesday.
  • The twinbill begins at 1:30 p.m.
  • Live links are available on SUSeaGulls.com