Spartans Edge Softball

Spartans Edge Softball

Tampa, Fla. - Lynn University's softball team scored early but two errors contributed to two unearned runs in a 3-1 loss to Tampa on Friday night.  Katelyn Key tossed her fourth complete game of the season, setting a new career-high in the process.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score: Tampa 3, Lynn 1
Records: Tampa (4-5, 1-3 SSC), Lynn (5-10-1, 0-3-1 SSC)
Location: Naimoli Stadium | Tampa, Fla.
Series: Lynn trails 13-44 (last meeting 2015)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Fighting Knights gained the upper hand in the top of the first inning.  Hannah Tauscher singled with one out and Leanne Wright drew a walk to put runners on first and second.  After a passed ball advanced the runners a bag, Tauscher scored on a heads-up play following a pop-up to second base.
  • Tampa knotted the game at 1-1 in the second, scoring from second off a throwing error from a Lynn infielder.
  • The score would stay even until the fifth inning when a gaffe on a sacrifice bunt allowed the Spartans to put runners on second and third.  A single and sac fly gave UT the 3-1 edge.
  • Olexa looked to start a rally in the seventh with a leadoff triple but the Fighting Knights could not bring her home, ending the game.

STATS FROM THE GAME:

  • Olexa went 2-for-3 at the plate
  • Key allowed three runs, one earned, on five hits over six innings.  She walked two and struck out one.
  • Victoria Rios and Tauscher recorded the remaining hits for Lynn.

BEYOND THE BOX:

  • This marks the second multi-hit game of the season for Olexa.
  • Six of Lynn's losses have been by two runs or less.
  • Rios has tallied a RBI in two of her last three games.

UP NEXT:
Lynn completes its series with Tampa with a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 27, beginning at 1 pm.  Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com and receive updates by following @Lynn_Knights on Twitter and Instagram.