Softball Salvages Split with PBA

Softball Salvages Split with PBA

West Palm Beach, Fla. - Lynn University's softball team saw its bats come alive in the second half of a twin bill, falling 6-0 and winning 9-8 against Palm Beach Atlantic.  Mia Veliz tied the single-season program record for stolen bases while every member of the starting lineup recorded hits in game two. 

Scores: Game 1 – PBA 6, Lynn 0; Game 2 – Lynn 9, PBA 8 
Records: Lynn (15-22, 5-10 SSC), PBA (21-15, 9-6 SSC) 
Location: Simpson Field | West Palm Beach, Fla. 
All-time Series: PBA leads 41-30 
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  • Game 1 

  • Lynn managed only two hits in the loss. 

  • Shayle Arenson and Natalie Costero each went 1-for-3. 

  • Olivia Saviskas received the nod in the circle, tossing her second complete game of the season while allowing six runs, five earned, on only four hits. 

  • Two Sailfish pitchers combined for the shutout with Katherine Budnovich picking up the win with four scoreless innings of relief. 

  • Game 2 

  • The Fighting Knights put together 13 hits and built a 9-2 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh.  PBA strung together six runs but Saviskas stranded the tying run at second base. 

  • Four players logged multiple hits: Arenson (2-for-5), Kayla Sheffield (2-for-3), Britney Purser (2-for-3) and Sophia Devesa (2-for-2). 

  • Sheffield drove in two runs while Elizabeth Diaz added three RBIs. 

  • Purser and Makayla Caballero each scored twice. 

  • Sheffield (8-10) collected the win with six innings of work.  She allowed five runs, four earned on eight hits.  Saviskas surrendered three runs on three hits in one inning of relief. 


  • Veliz swiped her 16th stolen base, tying the program mark held by Danielle McNeill (2014). 

  • Mackenzie Wyatt stole her third base of the season, setting a new career-high. 

  • Lynn has 31 stolen bases, fifth-most for a single-season in program history.   

  • Diaz's three RBIs gives her a team-high 15 on the year.  She is also second to Arenson with seven doubles, which is a new career-high. 

  • Arenson collected hits in every game of the series and has hit safely in 11 of the last 14 games. 

  • Lynn's nine runs are the most for the team since a 9-0 victory over Barry on March 6 and snaps a string of five consecutive games of one or less runs scored. 

Lynn hosts Saint Leo for a three-game series beginning on Friday, March 29, at 3 p.m. and concluding with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on March 30.  Fans can watch the series at