Myrtle Beach, SC – Penn State Harrisburg Softball rallied back to pick up a walk-off victory over Chatham in game two of its doubleheader. The Lions were led by Jess Roelli who drove in two runs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings. In the eighth inning, Kaylee DeMatteo and Nina Bruno drove in runs to secure the victory.
Penn State Harrisburg 2 vs Medaille 4
Penn State Harrisburg 6 vs Chatham 5
Penn State Harrisburg: 2-2 Overall
Medaille: 2-0 Overall
Chatham: 1-1 Overall
How it Happened:
Harrisburg got off to a slow start in game one against Medaille College in falling behind 1-0. Erelle Sowers sparked the offense crushing an inside the park home run to right field, giving the Lions their first lead of the game in the fourth inning. The Mavericks would answer retaking the lead in the fifth inning. The Lions would put multiple runners on base but could not answer, falling 4-2.
The Lions would reset for game two against Chatham College, and once again found themselves behind by three runs entering the bottom of the fourth inning. Allison Hartman would spark the rally reaching base with a line drive to center. After Dominique Emmett singled to move Hartman into scoring position, Jess Roelli drove her in. Hartman would get the offense going again in the fifth inning reaching on a double to left field. Emmett would single to drive her in moments later.
Despite the offensive success, the Lions still found themselves down by two runs entering the seventh inning. Nina Bruno and Hartman worked themselves on base and into scoring position, bringing Roelli to the plate with two outs in the inning. Roelli turned on a pitch putting it just over the third baseman, driving in two both runners and tying the game.
The Cougars would score a run in the top of the eighth inning to retake the lead, but the Lions had a final answer. Sowers would start the inning with a single to center field. Katie Humphrey would reach base on an error and Emily Parmer would load the bases with no outs. Kaylee DeMatteo would drive a single to left field to tie the game, bring Bruno to the plate with the bases loaded and no outs. Bruno would drive the ball toward the third baseman, allowing Humphrey to score and win the game.
Inside The Stats:
Winning Pitcher: Medalile- Laura Kratzke
Losing Pitcher: PSH- Allison Hartman
Hits: Penn State Harrisburg (7) vs. Medaille (9)
Errors: Penn State Harrisburg (1) vs. Medaille (2)
Winning Pitcher: PSH- Erelle Sowers
Losing Pitcher: Chatham- Madison Howell
Hits: Penn State Harrisburg (15) vs. Chatham (12)
Errors: Penn State Harrisburg (2) vs. Chatham (2)
Erelle Sowers- 2-3, HR, 2 RBI's,
Jess Roelli- 1-3, 3 RBI, BB
Allison Hartman- 3-4, 3R
Dominique Emmett- 3-4
The Lions will be back in action tomorrow, March 5th against Gwynedd Mercy and Dean College at 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Follow Penn State Harrisburg all season long on social media with the following handles and hashtags:
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