Softball Sweeps Ave Maria

BOCA RATON, Fla.- The Lynn University  softball team swept Ava Maria on Monday afternoon 3-0 and 7-5 to complete the season sweep over the Gyrenes. Miss Montgomery picked up two wins in the circle while Devin Kochergen went 3-for-5 with five runs batted in. The Fighting Knights advance to 13-9 overall.

Starting pitcher Montgomery tossed a complete game shutout to open up the day, handing out seven strikeouts and allowing only four hits.  She picked her second win of the day after a homerun and a triple back-to-back brought her to the mound. Her record improves to 5-2 for the season.

In game one Lynn was the first on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third, scoring on an AMU (7-11) error to take a 1-0 advantage. The Blue and White would add two more comfort runs in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI double by Danielle McNeill and a sacrifice fly by Kochergen.

The Fighting Knights had five hits in the opener, four of which were doubles. McNeill doubled to center field twice while Kaci Vasallo and Jasmine Campos added two more extra base hits.

Lynn got off to a rocky start in the second game, allowing AMU to score four unanswered runs in the third inning to take the lead. Lynn responded back in the bottom of the fourth with three hits and three runs to cut the deficit to 4-3.

The Blue and White came to life in the sixth inning bringing in four runs. Campos singled to center field and later scored on a throwing error to even the score at four all. With McNeill on second and Sara Vazquez on first, Kochergen stepped to the plate and ripped her sixth bomb of the season with a clutch three-run homer to claim the victory.

Campos and freshman Crystal Cano combine to go 4-for-6 with one RBI in the final game.

The Fighting Knights will be back in action, Tuesday, March 4, traveling to Clermont Fla., to take on Ashland College at 1pm followed by a 3pm match-up against Lake Erie. Fans can follow the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com. Don't forget to 'Like' Lynn Athletics on Facebook and follow @LUKnights on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine for in-game updates.