Softball Stymied by Tampa

Softball Stymied by Tampa

Tampa, Fla. – Lynn University's softball team was on the wrong side of a tightly contested pitcher's duel as the University of Tampa prevailed 1-0 in the Sunshine State Conference series opener on Friday night.  Francais Olexa tossed a complete game and logged the only hits for the Fighting Knights. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa 1, Lynn 0
Records: Tampa (15-9, 6-4 SSC); Lynn (15-11, 5-5 SSC)
Location: Naimoli Family Stadium | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn trails 48-15 all-time (lost two of three in 2016)
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • The only scoring in the contest came in the first inning. Lynn had a chance with a leadoff double but stranded Olexa on base.  Tampa used a double and then an RBI infield single to score the lone run.
  • Olexa went 2-for-2 at the place and a walk.
  • In the circle the senior southpaw (5-3) allowed just four hits over six innings with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Her counterpart, Makaleight Dooley claimed her SSC leading 13th victory, surrendering two hits with a walk and nine Ks.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Olexa collected her team-leading eighth multi-hit game of the year.
  • She moves to 2-4 in 1-0 games.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights close out their series with the Spartans with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.  Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.