Rollins Sweeps Softball

Rollins Sweeps Softball

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's softball team concluded its series with Rollins on Saturday with a 6-0 and 3-2 loss to the Tars.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Game 1 – Rollins 6, Lynn 0; Game 2 – Rollins 3, Lynn 2
Records: Rollins (32-7-1, 13-2 SSC); Lynn (13-26-1, 2-12-1 SSC)
Location: Lynn Softball Field | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn trails 13-47 (Last played 2015)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Game 1
    • A two-out error by Lynn in the top of the fourth kept the frame alive and Rollins took advantage with a RBI double and two-run single to go ahead 3-0.
    • A pair of RBI singles by the Tars in the fifth added to Lynn's deficit, making it a 5-0 game.
    • Rollins drove in its final run in the top of the seventh with a RBI double.
  • Game 2
    • Rachel Lightner ran into minor trouble in the opening inning, loading the bases through the first three batters but the freshman hurler surrendering only one run on a sacrifice fly, putting the Tars ahead 1-0.
    • Lynn threatened in the fifth with runners on second and one out but could not bring a runner home off a ground out and pop out.
    • Rollins increased its lead to 3-0 with a run in the sixth and another in the seventh, the last of which proved to be the game-winner.
    • Back to back doubles from Amanda Casillas and Geena Capitini to start the seventh gave Lynn its first run of the series.
    • A pair of Tars wild pitches plated Capitini and brought home Lynn's second run of the inning and made the game 3-2.

STATS FROM THE GAME:

  • Katelyn Key (6-8) gave up five runs, two earned, on seven hits with two walks over 4.2 innings pitched.
  • Francais Olexa allowed one run on three hits in 2.1 innings of relief.
  • Niki Fogle pitched a second consecutive complete game shutout with six strikeouts.
  • Rachel Lightner (2-4) fanned one batter and gave up three runs on 10 hits in the second contest.
  • Geena Capitini went 2-for-3 with a RBI.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Capitini drove in the only run of the series for Lynn.
  • Lightner pitched her fourth complete game in five starts this year.

ON DECK:
The Fighting Knights hit the road for a three-gamer series against Florida Tech in Melbourne, Fla., beginning on Friday at 3 p.m.  Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.