When and Where: March 17, 2018 – Clermont, Fla. (NTC Softball Complex)
Game One Score: Wayne State University 14, Southern New Hampshire University 0 (5 inn.)
Game Two Score: Northwood University 7, Southern New Hampshire University 0
Records: SNHU 17-3, WSU 12-6, Northwood 12-5
The 20th-ranked Southern New Hampshire University softball team ended its 14-game trip to Florida by falling twice in a doubleheader Saturday. The Penmen were blanked by Wayne State University, 14-0, in five innings and then were shut out by Northwood University, 7-0.
In the first game, Wayne State struck for four in the bottom of the first against sophomore Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.), with Brooke Turkalj's RBI double and Hanna McClounie's three-run home run doing the damage and knocking Barone from the game.
The Warriors scored four more times in the second against senior Sarah Lavallee (Candia, N.H.), pushing one home on an error before an RBI double from Turkalj and a two-run double from McClounie brought in a trio of unearned runs to make it 8-0.
An Emma Adams run-scoring triple and Rainey Psenicka's sac fly extended the lead to an even 10-0 in the third.
Wayne State scored four more unearned runs in the fourth, with an Adams RBI single, a Psenicka two-run double and Turkalj run-scoring single doing the damage.
Lavallee recorded the one hit for the Penmen, going 1-for-2.
Barone (7-1) was charged with four runs on four hits in a third of an inning. Lavallee allowed four runs – one earned – on five hits in an inning-and-two-thirds, while freshman Ali Atherton (Milford, Mass.) gave up six runs – two earned – on nine hits over two innings.
Northwood jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning, as Brooke Wauters drew a bases loaded walk and Lauren Castellon hit a two-run double. The Penmen threatened to answer in the bottom half, but would leave the bases packed.
An error would bring in an unearned run in the fifth before Tara Gross followed with an RBI single that stretched the lead to 5-0.
Abby Joseph led off the seventh with a solo shot to make it 6-0 before a two-out RBI single from Wauters capped the scoring.
Atherton (1-1) pitched all seven innings, relinquishing seven runs – five earned – on 11 hits and five walks, striking out one.
- Southern New Hampshire finishes its trip to the Sunshine State with a record of 11-3 over the 14 games.
- Senior Brittany Perdigao (Stoughton, Mass.), who had hit safely in 16 of 18 contests to begin the season at the start of the day, saw her nine-game hitting streak come to an end.
Southern New Hampshire is scheduled to return to action Sunday, March 25 at the College of Saint Rose in doubleheader action beginning at noon.
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