Softball Sweeps West Chester By Identical 3-0 Scores


When and Where: March 15, 2019 – Clermont, Fla. (Legends Way, Field 5)
Game One Score: #22 Southern New Hampshire 3, West Chester 0
Game Two Score: #22 Southern New Hampshire 3, West Chester 0
Records: SNHU 12-4, West Chester 11-10

Game 1:  SNHU 3 West Chester 0
Junior Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) pitched her third consecutive complete-game, three-hitter, in a 3-0 win.  It was her second shutout in five days, improving to 4-0 on the Florida trip.  Barone walked one and struck out seven, tossing just 84 pitches to improve to 5-1 on the season.

The Penmen took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.  Sophomore Shay Sauvageau (Griswold, Conn.) singled to start the game and freshman Chloe Griffin (Scarborough, Maine) was hit by a pitch.  Senior Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) followed with a single up the middle to put the Penmen in front.

The game stayed 1-0 until the top of the seventh inning.  Junior Gabriella Vachon (Newton, Mass.) reached on an error and junior Erin Tyrrell (Milford, N.H.) walked.  After a sacrifice bunt by Sauvageau, junior Logan Filo-Loos (Dudley, Mass.) singled to center field for one run.  Garczynski then hit a sacrifice fly to put SNHU up 3-0.

Kelly Tinsman went the distance for West Chester, allowing just one earned run in the loss for the Rams.

Game 2:  SNHU 3 West Chester 0
Shay Sauvageau hit her first home run of the season, and second of her career, in the bottom of the fifth inning to account for all of the runs in the game.

Sophomore Jackie Gavin (Laconia, N.H.) singled to start the inning and sophomore Emily Critch (Halifax, Mass.) then grounded into a fielders choice.  Vachon took a 3-2 pitch down the left field line for a single, moving Critch to second.  Sauvageau homered to left center for a 3-0 lead.

Freshman Chloe Griffin (Scarborough, Maine) worked five scoreless innings for the win, allowing just four hits.  Sophomore Ali Atherton (Milford, Mass.) worked around two walks and a pair of errors in her two innings of relief to pick up her first save.


- Southern New Hampshire stands at 7-3 on the Florida trip.  
- Barone has pitched the opener each day in Florida, and has allowed five earned runs in 37.1 IP (0.94 ERA).
- Garczynski had two more hits on the day, and now has a seven-game hit streak.
- Atherton has not allowed an earned run in her 12 innings of work in the circle.
- The two games took a combined two hours, 53 minutes to play under partly cloudy skies and 80 degrees.

What's Next:
- The Penmen play the final two games in Florida on Saturday.  They will play the University of Minnesota - Duluth at 9:15 a.m., followed by an 11:30 a.m. contest against Lock Haven University.  
- The first scheduled home game for the Penmen will be Sunday, March 24, with a doubleheader against Queens College.

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