Softball vs. Eckerd

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Mar 22, 2014 • 03:00 PM

Softball Gets Swept by Eckerd in Final Day of Series

Published Mar 22, 2014 07:53 PM
Modified Mar 22, 2014 07:53 PM

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University’s softball team dropped the final two contests versus Eckerd 5-3 and 14-11 on Saturday, March 22, to conclude their three-game series. In both contests Lynn allowed the Tritons to score runs in the first inning forcing the Fighting Knights to play from behind the entire day. After the doubleheader sweep by EC, the Fighting Knights fall to 18-18 overall and 2-10 in the Sunshine State Conference.


In the rubber match of the series both teams found their offensive grooves, combining for 30 hits. Both Eckerd (16-15, 5-7 SSC) and Lynn went back and forth in the opening four frames with each side scoring runs in every inning. 

Trailing 14-7 entering the final inning Lynn went all out scoring a day-high four runs in the frame. Pinch-hitter Leanne Wright started the rally with a single up the middle bringing home Kaci Vassallo. Jasmine Campos was the next Fighting Knight to score off a groundout by Sara Vazquez down the first base line. Danielle McNeill recorded two of her three RBI in the contest in her final at bat, a single to the second basemen that scored Cydney Schmidt and Crystal Cano.

In the series finale the Blue & White connected for 14 hits. Kochergen led Lynn at the plate going 4-for-5 while McNeill and McEnery each had three RBI.

Katelyn Key (3-2) started the contest and was tagged with the loss. Missy Montgomery and Murray also pitched relief in the loss.

Eckerd scored the bulk of their runs in the opening contest in the first frame. With only the first run being earned, the Fighting Knights gave up a total of four runs off of two errors by Lynn. The Blue & White would cut into the lead in the third when Schmidt ran from second base home with help from a Tritons error.

In the sixth inning of the first game Kochergen connected on her 11th home run of the season, propelling her into a four-way tie for fourth most in a single season. McEnery drove in Kasey Murray with a single up the middle for the second Lynn run that frame. 

Murray (8-10) was tagged with the loss starting the game before Missy Montgomery came in to play the bulk of the contest. Combined the pitchers only allowed two walks in the loss.

The Fighting Knights begin a three-game SSC series with Nova Southeastern on March 28, with the first pitch scheduled for 4 p.m.  Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com or receive in-game updates by following @LUKnights on Twitter and Instagram.

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