SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna’s softball team split Thursday’s non-conference doubleheader with York (Pa.) by winning game two 11-3 in five innings. The Crusaders dropped the first contest 3-1.
In the night cap, SU (10-6) exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fourth and eventually won due to the mercy rule.
Entering the fourth ahead 5-3, Lisa Finizio (Oakland, N.J. / Indian Hills) ripped a triple and Larissa Luu (Montandon, Pa. / Milton) drove Finizio in with an RBI single.
After a pair of singles by Sam LaCoe (Clarks Summit, Pa. / Abington Heights) and Madison Clark (Blue Springs, Mo. / Blue Springs), Brittany Devlin (Furlong, Pa. / Central Bucks East) stroked a two-run single to put SU up 8-3.
Kathryn Gilbert (Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Cumberland Valley) cracked a two-run triple to put the Crusaders up 10-3.
Stephanie Chlebove (Northampton, Pa. / Northampton Area) smacked an RBI single to end the scoring onslaught for the Crusaders.
Chlebove and K.Gilbert both finished with three RBI. Devlin and Clark both registered two RBI in the victory. Finizio went 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored. As a team, the Crusaders pounded out 13 hits.
Sarah Hoffman (Laceyville, Pa. / Wyalusing Valley) earned her fifth win of the season, scattering five hits and only allowing one earned run.
In game one, the Spartans (3-9) scored three runs in the top of the second and went on to win 3-1.
Morgan Lewis (Newtown, Pa. / Council Rock North) pitched well in defeat, only allowing two earned runs on six hits.
Clark picked up the RBI for SU in the game one loss. Brianna Murphy (Hazlet, N.J. / Mater Dei) went 2-for-3 at the plate.
The Crusaders hit the road over the weekend, playing at Merchant Marine on Saturday starting at 1:00 p.m.