Softball Rally Comes Up Shorter

Softball Rally Comes Up Shorter

Clearwater, Fla. – A bases loaded rally came up a run shy in the bottom of the seventh inning as Lynn University's softball team fell 2-1 to third-ranked Shorter on the second day of the Eckerd College Spring Invitational.  Lynn moves to 3-3 on the season. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP: 
Final: #3 Shorter 2, Lynn 1 
Records: Shorter (2-1), Lynn (3-3) 
Location: Eddie C. Moore Athletic Complex | Clearwater, Fla.  
Series: Lynn trails Shorter 0-2 (last meeting 2014)  
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The two teams played to a scoreless tie until Shorter capitalized on a fielder's interference call to plate the first run of the game in the fourth.
  • Lynn loaded the bases in the fifth with one out but consecutive fielder's choices ended the threat.
  • Shorter took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth with a RBI single from Peyton Barthel.
  • The Blue & White put on their rally caps in the top of the seventh when Tori Rios singled off relief pitcher Kalei Kimbrell to load the bases and Hannah Tauscher followed with a one-out RBI walk.  But The Hawks retired the next two batters to stave off extra innings and keep the victory.


STATS OF THE GAME:
  • Geena Capitini and Rios logged multi-hit games for the Fighting Knights, combing go to 5-for-6 at the plate.
  • Francais Olexa notched her third consecutive complete game by allowing two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts.
BEYOND THE BOX:

 

  • After starting the season without a hit in seven at-bats, Capitini has gone 4-for-7.
  • Rios tallied a career-best three hits.
  • Olexa has three CG's in her first three starts after collecting only seven all of last season. 


UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights conclude play in the Eckerd College Spring Invitational when they take on host Eckerd and Nova Southeastern on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 9 and 11:30 am.  Fans can keep up with the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.