A Split for Softball

A Split for Softball

CARLISLE, Pa. – The Susquehanna softball team picked up a split against Dickinson College on Thursday afternoon. SU won the opener by a score of 8-2 before falling 2-0 in the nightcap. The Crusaders are now 9-5 on the season as they head into their second weekend of Landmark Conference play.

In game one, SU led 5-2 heading into the top of the seventh where three insurance runs sealed the 8-2 Crusader victory.

Leadoff hitter Amanda Neveroski went 3-for-4 with four RBI and one run scored. Lauren Creamer added two hits while Kelly Miller went 2-for-4 with a game-high three runs scored.

Jamie Fesinstine tossed a complete game, surrendering just two runs (none earned) on four hits.

The Red Devils jumped out to a 1-0, first-inning lead before Neveroski drove in two runs on a single to right field for a 2-1 SU lead heading into the bottom of the second.

Dickinson tied the game in the bottom of that inning but Jackie Gore's third-inning triple scored Danielle Vollono and put Susquehanna back in the lead (3-2).

The Red Devils' errors in the top of the fifth and sixth innings allowed solo runs to score in each of those innings and put the Crusaders ahead 5-2.
 
Susquehanna officially put the game out of reach with three runs in the top of the seventh. Neveroski drove in two of those runs on a single and Genevieve Raley's double scored the eighth and final run of the game.

Game two was scoreless through the top of the fourth before the Red Devils (3-13) broke the tie with a run. They added another run in the sixth and despite loading the bases in the top of the seventh, SU dropped the two-run decision.

Right fielder Lauren Creamer picked up two hits while four other players finished with one hit apiece.

Pitcher Alexa Gonzalez went all six innings and gave up two runs on eight hits.

Dickinson scored the first run of the game when Grace Edelson scored on a double play. The Red Devils added their second – and final – run of the evening on Edelson's RBI single that plated Nicole Piet.

In the top of the seventh, the Crusaders loaded the bases on an error and two walks but none of those runs came around to score.

Susquehanna remains on the road to face Landmark Conference opponent Juniata on March 25 in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.