BOCA RATON, Fla. – The start of the final home series for Lynn University's softball did not go as planned with Embry-Riddle taking both games, 5-1 and 9-7, on Thursday afternoon. The Fighting Knights nearly mounted a comeback in game two only to have the tying run strike out in the bottom of the seventh.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score: Game 1 – Embry-Riddle 5, Lynn 1; Game 2 – Embry-Riddle 9, Lynn 2
Records: Lynn (15-33, 5-21 SSC), Embry-Riddle (22-18, 14-12 SSC)
Location: Lynn Softball Field | Boca Raton, Fla.
Series History: Lynn trails 12-3 all-time (Embry-Riddle took two out of three in 2018)
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Game 1
- Embry-Riddle scored twice in the third but Lynn answered with a run in the home half. Unfortunately the Eagles added three runs in the fifth.
- Elizabeth Diaz went 2-for-3.
- Britney Purser had the only RBI also going 1-for-3.
- Arenson scored the lone run.
- Allyson Jameston (4-14) surrendered five runs on five hits with four strikeouts before giving way to Olivia Saviskas. Saviskas tossed two scoreless innings.
- Game 2
- Lynn trailed by as many as four runs on two separate occasions only to claw back into the game.
- Arenson cleared the bases in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out, three-run double but was stranded on second to end the game.
- She would go 2-for-5 with four RBIS.
- Natalie Costero was 1-for-2 with a walk, hit by pitch and three runs scored.
- Both Shannon Johnson and Mia Veliz went 2-for-4 with a RBI and run scored.
- Wyatt was 2-for-5 with a run and RBI.
- Kayla Sheffield (8-13) took the loss after allowing three runs on four hits over two innings.
- Saviskas came on in relief for the second consecutive game but allowed six runs, five earned, on nine hits over 4.2 innings of work.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Lynn has had 27 games decided by two runs or less this season.
- Arenson's four RBIs is a career-high, surpassing her previous record of three set four times in 2018.
- The junior second baseman now leads the team with 18 RBI and 12 doubles, which is fourth in the Sunshine State Conference.
- Arenson becomes just the fourth player in program history, and first since 2008-09, to have consecutive years with at least 11 doubles. Her 25 career doubles ties her for 10th in program history.
Lynn closes out its home schedule against the Eagles on Friday, April 19, at 10 a.m. The Fighting Knights will honor their seniors, Elizabeth Diaz and Sophia Devesa, in a pregame ceremony. Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.