Saint Leo Outlasts Softball in 10 Inning Marathon

Saint Leo Outlasts Softball in 10 Inning Marathon

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Lynn University's softball team lost 2-1 to Saint Leo in a contest that spanned nearly three hours over 10 innings.  Allyson Jameston went the distance in defeat. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Saint Leo 2, Lynn 1 (10 innings)
Records: Lynn (15-23, 5-11 SSC), Saint Leo (23-23, 12-7 SSC)
Location: Lynn Softball Field | Boca Raton, Fla.
Series History: Lynn trails 54-12 (lost two out of three in 2018)
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Jameston (4-10), scattered six hits over 10 frames with two runs allowed, one earned, with three walks and four strikeouts.
  • Saint Leo threw two pitchers.  Starter Auria Mounts lasted 5.2 innings, striking out six while allowing one run on four hits.  Sadi Avants (6-1) tossed 4.1 scoreless innings, fanning four with one hit.
  • The Lions grabbed the 1-0 lead in the third with a one-out single by Kacie Kelly.  Lynn, though, cut down any Saint Leo momentum with a wild double play in which Sophia Devesa caught one runner in a pickle.  After getting the out, Makayla Caballero threw out Kelly looking to go from first to third.
  • Kayla Sheffield connected on a RBI double to score Shayle Arenson, knotting the game at 1-1 in the sixth.
  • Saint Leo scored the winning run on a passed ball in the 10th.
  • Britney Purser was 2-for-4.  Arenson, Sheffield and Shannon Johnson also recorded hits for the Fighting Knights.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Jameston has thrown two complete games of 10 innings or more this season.
  • This is the 48th game at the NCAA DII level that has gone 10 or more innings.
  • This is Jameston's career-best ninth complete game of the year.
  • Purser tallied multiple hits in consecutive games for the first time in her career.
  • Arenson is tied for third in the Sunshine State Conference with 10 doubles.

UP NEXT:
Lynn closes out its SSC series against Saint Leo with a 1 p.m. doubleheader.  Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.