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No. 21 Softball secures two wins to start SU Tournament

302sports 95 Mar 4


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

SALISBURY, Md.
– The No. 21 Salisbury University softball team rebounded from Wednesday to earn a pair of wins on Saturday over the Oneonta Red Dragons and the Clarkson Golden Knights to begin the SU Tournament.

THE RUNDOWN

Game 1 Final Score: Salisbury 8, Oneonta 5
Game 2 Final Score: Salisbury 11, Clarkson 1 (5 inn.)
Records: Salisbury (9-2) | Clarkson (1-1) | Oneonta (0-2)
Location: Sea Gull Softball Stadium – Salisbury, Md.

BOX SCORE (ONEONTA / CLARKSON)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Salisbury vs. Oneonta

  • After falling behind in the third inning when Gianna DiGiovanna scored on a Salisbury error, Salisbury responded five runs in the bottom of the inning.
  • Alissa Saverino scored from third on an error by the Oneonta third baseman.
  • Later in the third with the bases loaded, Madeira Alexander blasted a grand slam to left-center to give Salisbury a 5-1 lead.
  • Salisbury added insurance in the bottom of the fifth, courtesy of a three-run home run by Abby Mace (Smyrna) to stretch the lead to 8-1.
  • Oneonta plated a pair of runs in the sixth and seventh but Savannah Sheats (Caravel) was able to finish off her complete game with a Megan Palmatier ground out.

Salisbury vs. Clarkson

  • Salisbury scored in every inning except for the fifth to roll to a run-rule win over Clarkson.
  • After Dakotah Fraley led off the game with a single to center and a sacrifice bunt by Jillian Jones, Kaleigh Edwards launched a two-run bomb off the screen beyond the left-field fence. Later in the first, Lauren Meyers recorded a two-out, two-run single to center to plate Mace and Maddison Lednum to push Salisbury up 4-0 after a half-inning.
  • Sami Mumford (Indian River) led off the second with a single to left then Fraley follows with a two-run home run to left field to extend the Salisbury lead to 6-0. Clarkson countered with a run in the bottom half of the second inning.
  • Salisbury responded with four runs, all with two outs, in the third inning to push the lead up to 10-1. Mumford notched an RBI single to right to score Alexander from third base. Fraley followed with an RBI double to right-center. Salisbury responded to three straight Clarkson errors to bring two runs home.
  • Another Clarkson error on a Fraley single in the fifth brought Mumford home to give Salisbury an 11-1 lead.
  • Back-to-back strikeouts by Alexis Black in the fifth sealed the win for Salisbury.

GAME NOTES

  • Madeira Alexander, Abby Mace, Kaleigh Edwards and Dakotah Fraley all hit homers in the sweep.
  • Alexander went 3-for-3 with a double and a grand slam in the opener.
  • Mace drove in three with her long ball in game one and scored two runs.
  • Edwards and Maddison Lednum scored a pair of runs against Oneonta.
  • Savannah Sheats collected her fifth win of the season with a complete-game effort against Oneonta. Sheats struck out seven and only allowed six hits, four walks and five runs (three earned).
  • Fraley and Sami Mumford had a perfect game at the plate against Clarkson. Fraley and Mumford each scored three times. Fraley went 4-for-4 with three RBIs, two of which came on her second-inning home run, and a double. Mumford went 3-for-3 with three singles and a run batted in.
  • Edwards hit her third home run of the season in the first inning against Clarkson.
  • Mace notched two hits while Lauren Meyers drove in two runs in the nightcap.
  • Lindsey Windsor registered her third win of the season against Clarkson. Windsor pitched four innings and only gave up four hits, two walks and a run while striking out four.

UP NEXT

  • Salisbury wraps up the SU Tournament on Sunday against Oneonta and Clarkson.
  • SU opens the day against Clarkson at noon before finishing up with Oneonta at 2 p.m.
  • All live links are available on SUSeaGulls.com.