BOCA RATON, Fla. – Kayla Sheffield's scoreless inning streak came to an end but Allyson Jameston started a new one following Lynn University's doubleheader sweep of Emporia State, 5-4 and 4-0, on Sunday afternoon. Jameston tossed her first complete game shutout of the season while the Fighting Knights banged out 15 hits in the twinbill.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Game 1 – Lynn 5, Emporia State 4; Game 2 – Lynn 4, Emporia State 0
Records: Lynn (8-2), Emporia State (1-5)
Location: Lynn Softball Field | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn leads 2-0 all-time (1st series meeting)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Game 1
- Emporia State ended Sheffield's scoreless inning streak with two outs in the first inning.
- She (5-0) was able to go the distance with four runs allowed, two earned, on five hits with two walks and one strikeout.
- Four different Fighting Knights drove in runs: Sheffield, Britney Purser, Elizabeth Diaz and Natalie Costero.
- Sheffield was 1-for-3 with her second home run of the year.
- Shayle Arenson had the only multi-hit game for the Blue and White, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
- Game 2
- Jameston was in control from the start, scattering six hits and fanning six batters while not issuing a walk over seven frames.
- She ran into trouble only once, in the sixth frame, when she loaded the bases with no outs but struck out the Hornets' three, four and five hitters to end the threat.
- Purser was 2-for-3 with three runs batted in.
- Mackenzie Wyatt continued to set the table at the top of the lineup, going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and runs scored.
- The top-half of the lineup went 6-for-14 with four runs and three RBI.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Sheffield's scoreless inning streak ended at 28.2 innings, the second-longest streak to start a season after Aimee Murch's string of 47 consecutive scoreless frames.
- She becomes the third pitcher in program history to win her first five starts of the year, joining Ana Klaus (2001 started 6-0) and Cristie Kaufman (2010 began 9-0 but 8-0 in games started).
- This is Jameston's second shutout and ninth complete game of her career.
- She has not allowed a run in the last 9.2 innings of work.
- Jameston's six K's are a career-high, surpassing her total of four set twice in 2018.
- Lynn has 10 consecutive games with at least six hits, its longest streak since 2015.
- Britney Purser has more than doubled her RBI total from all of last season. She has five this year.
- Mia Veliz improved to 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts with her swipe in the first game.
- Lynn has four hitters batting over .300 (Purser - .423; Arenson - .387; Wyatt - .361 and Veliz - .345).
Lynn's 11-game home stand carries on this week when it begins Sunshine State Conference play against Florida Tech beginning on Friday at 2 p.m. Fans can watch the three-game series live at LynnFightingKnights.com.