DAYTONA BEACH, FL.- The Sacred Heart University Softball team picked up two victories over Bethune-Cookman this afternoon as SHU defeated the Wildcats 7-4 in game one and 12-5 in game two. SHU returns to action on Friday, Mar. 6 when they stay in Florida to compete in the Stetson University Tournament. First pitch comes against Northern Kentucky at 12:00 p.m.
Team Records Game 1
Sacred Heart University Pioneers (4-6 overall, 0-0 NEC)
Bethune Cookman Wildcats (3-18 overall, 0-0 MEAC)
- Neither team was able to score in the first three innings then sophomore Amy Petrovich kicked off the fourth inning as she launched a solo home run to center field to put the Pioneers ahead 1-0.
- After sophomore Alyssa Gonzalez walked next, and a sacrifice bunt by Katelyn Christian, junior Kiera Ferraiolo ripped a single down the left field line scoring Gonzalez to put the Pioneers ahead 2-0.
- The scoring continued in the fourth for the Pioneers as the following batter Lindsey Spitz rocketed a home run to left field to put SHU ahead 4-0 heading into the fifth inning.
- A scoreless fifth inning led the Bethune-Cookman getting on the board in the sixth as a three-run homerun by Kaiya Epps-Lee narrowed the Pioneers lead to 4-3.
- In the final inning sophomore Alyssa Gonzalez continued her strong hitting as she ripped an 3 RBI double down the left field line with the bases loaded to give the Pioneers a commanding 7-3 lead.
- The Wildcats did score one run in the bottom of the seventh coming off the bat of Isabella Sandoval as she lined out to right field scoring in Haley Parks to result in the final score of game one to be 7-4.
In the Circle
- Sophomore Colleen Walsh picked up her second win of the year going 6.1 innings allowing three earned runs and striking out six batters.
- Victoria Guzman tallied the loss for Bethune-Cookman as she went 3.2 innings allowing four earned runs and allowing two home runs.
- First-year Olivia Vadas wrapped up the seventh inning allowing just one hit and one run.
By the Numbers
- SHU outhit Bethune-Cookman 7-6.
- Alyssa Gonzalez led the way for the Pioneers going 2-2 with a double and three RBI.
Team Records Game 2
Sacred Heart University Pioneers (5-6 overall, 0-0 NEC)
Bethune Cookman Wildcats (3-19 overall, 0-0 MEAC)
- Bethune-Cookman got on the board first after a throwing error scored in Haley Parks from third to put the Wildcats ahead 1-0.
- The Pioneers answered in the second inning and more as Caroline Kruger launched a home run to left field to even the score up a 1-1.
- SHU went back-to-back in homers as Kira Ferraiolo launched her first homer of the season to put SHU ahead 2-1 heading into the third inning.
- In the third SHU continued the run scoring as Alyssa Gonzalez propelled a homer to center field scoring in Amy Petrovich from second and putting the Pioneers ahead 4-1.
- Bethune-Cookman fired back as they racked up four runs in the bottom of the third off a pair of RBI singles followed by a fielding error to put the Wildcats ahead 5-4.
- The Pioneers responded in the fifth inning with an RBI fielder's choice by Amy Petrovich to even the score up at 5-5.
- Then the sixth inning as all about the Pioneers as they tallied six runs in the inning first with Lindsey Spitz reaching first base off an error with the bases loaded scoring in Myah Eldred from third to put SHU ahead 6-5.
- Then Caroline Kruger would score in from third off a passed ball as she reached base off a single.
- After another passed ball scored in Lindsey Spitz from third, Stephanie Mangiameli ripped a two run triple to right field to put the Pioneers ahead 10-5.
- SHU would tally two more runs as a sacrifice grounder by Petrovich scored in Mangiameli from third to conclude the sixth inning.
- In the seventh inning Cierra Casale launched an RBI single to result in the 12-5 Pioneer victory.
In the Circle
- Shyanne Fennell picked up the win for the Pioneers going all seven innings allowing three earned runs on 11 hits and striking out two.
- Adriana Sanchez took the loss for the Wildcats going all seven innings allowing five earned runs on 11 hits and striking out one.
By the Numbers
- Junior Caroline Kruger had an impressive game two going 3-4 at the plate with an RBI and home run.
- Both sides were even in hits 11-11.
- With the win the Pioneers improve to 5-6 on the season and are riding a three game win streak.