Saint Leo, Fla – Lynn University's softball team fell on the wrong side of a pitcher's duel in the Sunshine State Conference series opener on Friday night. The 20th-ranked Lions pitched a perfect game and scored two runs in the sixth, to secure the 2-0 victory.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: #20 Saint Leo 2, Lynn 0
Records: Lynn (17-17, 6-11 SSC), Saint Leo (24-9, 8-8 SSC)
Location: Saint Leo University Softball Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
Series History: Lynn trails 52-11
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Francais Olexa (6-6) pitched a complete game for the Blue and White in the circle striking out seven and allowed two runs on nine hits.
- Olexa kept the lions scoreless through her first five innings of work before giving up five straight singles in the sixth.
- Six out of the nine lions in the starting lineup recorded a base-hit.
- Allison Mitts (8-4) struck out eight Fighting Knights and allowed no hits and no walks.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Olexa's streak of consecutive games reaching base ends 11 games.
- This is the fourth time this season the Fighting Knights have been shutout.
- Seven strikeouts are the most by the Lynn pitching staff this season since Olexa struck out eight against Pittsburg State.
- This is the first perfect game of Mitts' career.
- This is fifth loss in a row for the Blue and White.
- This is the first time the Fighting Knights were no-hit this season and first since last March against Eckerd.
The Fighting Knights close out the series vs. the Lions tomorrow in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.