Salisbury 6, Penn State Harrisburg 0
Humphrey cf, Coolbaugh c, Bruno ss, Hartman p, Nevius lf, DeMatteo 3b, Simon rf, Krantz c and Dixon 1b
Fraley ss, Jones dp, Allen 1b, Alexander c, Edwards 3b, Trotter lf, Dixon 2b, Konarski rf, Ramagnano cf, and Powell p
How It Happened
The Penn State Harrisburg softball team opened Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) play against Salisbury University.
The Seagulls captured an early lead, plating a pair of runs on a single into right field. The Lions would try to answer back in the third inning. Maddie Krantz and Sierra Dixon would reach base with back-to-back single to center field, but the Lions could not drive either runner across home plate.
Lions starting pitcher Allison Hartman would hold the Seagulls scoreless in the third, fourth and fifth innings, keeping Harrisburg within striking distance. The Lions offense could not find its footing, only recording a pair of singles from Kaylee DeMatteo and Katie Humphrey the rest of the way. Salisbury would hit a pair of homeruns in the sixth inning, building a 6-0 lead and putting the game out of the Lions reach.
At the Plate
- Kaylee DeMatteo went 1-3 hitting a single to center field in the fifth inning
- Katie Humphrey also added a single in the sixth inning
In the Circle
- Allison Hartman pitched the complete game, allowing six runs on 10 hits while recording a pair of strike outs.
Salisbury 5, Penn State Harrisburg 4 – 9 Innings
Humphrey cf, Coolbaugh c, Bruno ss, Hartman 1b, Nevius lf, DeMatteo 3b, Simon p, Krantz c and Dixon rf
Fraley ss, Jones dp, Allen 1b, Alexander c, Edwards 3b, Trotter lf, Dixon 2b, Mumford rf, Ramagnano cf, and Layton p
How It Happened
Harrisburg recovered from its game one defeat, and after falling behind 1-0 in the third inning, the Lions offense would come alive. Maddie Krantz would lead off the inning by crushing a double down the left field line and off the fence. Sierra Dixon would follow with a single down the right field line to put runners on the corners. Katie Humphrey got the Lions on the scoreboard hitting a line shot off the Seagulls first baseman, allowing Krantz to score. After a Nina Bruno single loaded the bases, Allison Hartman singled into right center field allowing Dixon to score. Later in the inning, Kaylee DeMatteo would deliever a two single into center field scoring Burno and putting Harrisburg ahead 3-1.
The Lions would strike again in the fifth inning. Bruno would lead off the inning with a single to right field. Allison Hartman followed hitting a slow roller up the middle that was field by the Seagulls starting pitcher Alexis Layton who over threw first base, sending the ball into the outfield. Alertly Bruno scampered third base and when the throw from right field was off line, she scored putting Harrisburg ahead 4-1.
Kaylee Simon, the Lions starting pitcher, held the Seagulls to one run through the first four innings. After Salisbury cut the Lions lead to 4-3 in the third inning on a two-run homerun, the Blue & White turned to game one starter Hartman. The Lions would carry the 4-3 advantage into the seventh inning, but the Seagulls would capitalize on a triple to tie the game at four. After a double, the Seagull's looked to pick up the win, but Delaney Nevius robbed a double at the fence and made a great throw to hold the runner at second base. In the next at bat the Seagulls lifted a single up the middle, but center fielder Katie Humphrey made an excellent throw home to send the game in extra innings.
The game would remain scoreless until the Salisbury plated a run in the bottom of the ninth to capture the 5-4 victory.
At the Plate
- Nina Bruno led the Lions going 4-5 and plating a pair of runs
- Katie Humphrey added a pair of singles, going 2-5 with an RBI
- Allison Hartman also went 2-5 with an RBI
- Delaney Nevius was 2-3 with a pair of singles
- In all the Lions registered 13 hits in game 2
In the Circle
- Kaylee Simon started pitching 4.1 innings allowing 3 runs on 7 hits
- Allison Hartman came on in relief pitching 4.1 innings, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits
The Lions will return home to face Penn College in a nonconference match up at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.