Sharks Take Game One of Series vs. Softball

Sharks Take Game One of Series vs. Softball

BOCA RATON, Fla. – A scoreless tie was snapped in the fourth and Lynn University's softball team could not recover in a 6-0 loss to Nova Southeastern in the series opener on Friday.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Nova Southeastern 6, Lynn 0
Records: Nova Southeastern (12-34, 2--20 SSC); Lynn (13-30-1, 2-16-1 SSC)
Location: Lynn Softball Field | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn trails 23-42 (Last played Feb. 7, 2016)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Dajia Jones snapped a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth with a RBI single to center field.  Lynn looked to respond in the bottom half of the frame with a leadoff single by Francais Olexa but stranded the runner on second base.
  • A grand slam by Katey Blummer brought NSU's lead to 5-0 in the fifth.
  • Haley Gonzalez added a solo home run in the seventh to end the scoring at 6-0.

STATS FROM THE GAME:

  • Olexa went 2-for-3 while Amanda Casillas was 2-for-2 at the plate.
  • In the circle, Olexa allowed five runs on seven hits over 4.1 innings before being replaced by Katelyn Key.
  • Key surrendered one run on four hits with a pair of strikeouts in 2.2 innings of relief.
  • NSU's Megan Granitto pitched seven shutout innings and allowed five hits with two walks and two Ks.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • This marks the first game this season that Olexa started but did not complete.
  • Fans were able to take part in a home run derby following play, sponsored by JB's on the Beach, Duffy's Sports Grill, Pizza Hut and Chick-fil-A.

ON DECK:
The Fighting Knights close out the series against the Sharks with a doubleheader on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 1 pm.  Prior to the game, Lynn's athletic department will honor the team's three seniors: Geena Capitini, Amanda Casillas and Manya Lopez.  Fans can watch the game live at LynnFightingKnights.com.