Softball Swept by No. 11 Saint Leo

Softball Swept by No. 11 Saint Leo

Saint Leo, Fla. – Lynn University's softball team fell 2-0 and 9-1 to No. 11 Saint Leo in the doubleheader series finale on Saturday.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Game 1 – Saint Leo 2, Lynn 0; Game 2 – Saint Leo 9, Lynn 1 (5 innings)
Records: Saint Leo (21-1, 8-1 SSC), Lynn (9-18-1, 1-7-1 SSC)
Location: University Softball Field | Saint Leo, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn trails 10-49 (Last meeting 2015)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Game 1
    • Saint Leo tallied a run in the third a pair of throwing errors on a stolen base to grab a 1-0 lead.  
    • An inning later, the Lions added an insurance run with a two-out RBI single from Sommer Pollard.
    • The Fighting Knights threatened in the fifth after base hits from Leanne wright and Elizabeth Diaz but could not bring the duo around to score.
  • Game 2
    • Lynn took advantage of two Lions gaffes right from the get-go as Hannah Tauscher reached first and then second on a throwing error and advance to third on a passed ball.  Francis Olexa then gave the Blue & White their first lead of the series with a sacrifice fly to deep center field.
    • Unfortunately, the Lions knotted it up and then took a 3-1 lead in the bottom half of the frame.
    • Lynn's lone error of the contest proved to be costly as SLU plated six runs in the bottom of the fifth, including four unearned, to end the game early, 9-1.

STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Olexa (4-10) allowed only two runs on seven hits with three walks and two strikeouts in taking the game one loss.
  • Katelyn Key (5-5) picked up the 'L' in game two, surrendering nine runs, four earned, on 11 hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Olexa now leads the team with 12 runs batted in this season and 13 complete games.

ON DECK:
Lynn travels to Clermont, Fla., to take on Northwestern Ohio and NYIT on Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20.  Fans can keep up with the action at LynnFightingKnights.com.