Veliz Walk-Off Gives Softball Split vs. Lindenwood

BOCA RATON, Fla. – A Mia Veliz sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh gave Lynn University's softball team a 3-2 victory in game two against Lindenwood after falling 9-3 in the opener.  Olivia Saviskas logged her first career complete game and Shayle Arenson connected on five hits in the twinbill. 

 Game 1 – Lindenwood 9, Lynn 3; Game 2 — Lynn 3, Lindenwood 2 
Records: Lynn (17-13); Lindenwood (13-9)
Location: Lynn Softball Field | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn trails 3-2 all-time (split series in 2018)
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  • Game 1
    • Lynn grabbed the early 3-0 lead against the Lions following a pair of two-out hits.  Elizabeth Diaz drove in two with a two-out, two-run double and Arenson collected a two-out RBI single.
    • Lindenwood, though, scored nine unanswered runs to secure the win.
    • Arenson was 2-for-3 with a RBI and run while Kayla Sheffield (1-for-2), Diaz (1-for-3) and Britney Purser (1-for-3) also logged hits.
    • Four Blue and White errors allowed the Lions to score seven unearned runs.
    • Sheffield (7-8) threw three innings, allowing five runs, two earned, with three strikeouts and two walks.
    • Allyson Jameston also suffered due to errors, surrendering four runs, all unearned, on 10 hits.
  • Game 2
    • The game went back and forth with Lynn scoring one in the third but Lindenwood responding with runs in the fourth and fifth to tie and take the lead.  A sac fly in the sixth knotted the game 2-2 before Veliz's heroics came into play in the bottom of the seventh.
    • Arenson was 3-for-4 and scored the game-winning run by sliding under the tag from a throw by Sam Dean in left field.
    • Purser was 2-for-2, driving in the tying run with a sac fly in the sixth.
    • Lynn collected 12 hits.
    • Saviskias (2-1), who had set her previous career-high in innings pitched over the weekend at Florida Southern, went the distance with seven innings of work, scattering five hits and allowing two runs, one earned with two Ks.


  • Saviskas is now 1-0 with one save against the Lions having earned a save in last year's doubleheader split.
  • Additionally, Arenson's 5-for-7 day surpasses her 0-for-6 outing versus Lindenwood in 2018.
  • Diaz surpassed Arenson for an inning as the team's RBI leader before the junior second baseman drove in a pair of runs.  Arenson now leads the team with 12 RBIs and 17 runs scored.
  • Arenson was also a home run shy of the cycle.  Her triple was only the second for Lynn this season (Mackenzie Wyatt).
  •  She is currently on an eight-game hitting streak where she is .522 (12-for-23) with eight runs scored and four RBIs with a .652 slugging % and .593 on-base %.
  • Lynn's pitchers have tossed 17 complete games, fourth in the Sunshine State Conference.
  • Makayla Caballero threw out two baserunners, the first time all season a Lynn catcher has thrown out multiple runners.
  • The Fighting Knights record is the exact opposite of this time last year (17-13) when it faced Lindenwood.

Lynn returns to action on Friday, March, 15, when the team hosts Tampa for a three-game series.  First pitch is set for 3 p.m. and can be watched live at