BOCA RATON, Fla. – Senior Elizabeth Diaz belted a two-run home run in the first while fellow senior Sophia Devesa made an incredible play at first place to end the game, giving Lynn University's softball team 5-3 victory over Embry-Riddle on senior day.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score: Lynn 5, Embry-Riddle 3
Records: Lynn (16-33, 6-21 SSC), Embry-Riddle (22-19, 14-13 SSC)
Location: Lynn Softball Field | Boca Raton, Fla.
Series History: Lynn trails 12-4 all-time (Embry-Riddle took two out of three in 2018)
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Lynn scored twice in the first off the two-run blast by Diaz. The Blue and White later added RBI singles from Britney Purser in the third and a run from a second-home steal in the fifth.
- Kayla Sheffield capped the Fighting Knights scoring with a RBI double in the sixth.
- Embry-Riddle kept it interesting in the seventh, scoring three times before Devesa tagged Jamie Mead on a diving play at first base to end the game.
- Shayle Arenson stayed hot at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance and two runs scored.
- Sheffield was 1-for-1 with a double, a pair of walks and a hit by pitch.
- Purser, Devesa, Mackenzie Wyatt and Grace Hastings-Wydetic also logged hits.
- Allyson Jameston tossed the complete game, fanning two batters without issuing a walk and allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits.
BEYOND THE BOX:
- Arenson is now tied for second in the Sunshine State Conference with 13 doubles.
- Sheffield has been hit by a pitch 17 times this season, second-most in program history and second in the SSC this year.
- Sheffield has a combined 39 free passes (walks, HBP), tied for the SSC lead.
- Diaz is the first senior since Geena Capitini (2016) to hit a home run on senior day.
- This is the 28th game this season decided by two runs or less. Lynn is 10-18 in those contests.
Lynn closes out the 2019 season with a three-game series at Rollins beginning on Friday, April 26, at 6 p.m. and concluding on Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader. Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.