Softball Can’t Solve Eagles Riddle

Softball Can’t Solve Eagles Riddle

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.

UP NEXT:
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.