WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America softball team improved to 12-6 overall on Thursday afternoon as the Cardinals swept a doubleheader against Rutgers-Camden. The Cards took game one, 3-0, and came back to earn a run-rule victory, 11-1, in five innings.
Catholic never trailed versus the Raptors, as the Cardinals earned a pitching duel battle in the first contest before the offense came alive in game two.
Sophomore Kelly Lynch was strong in the circle as she allowed just two hits and struck out two in a complete-game win.
Junior Rachel Valdes provided the gamewinner with an RBI single in the first and ended game one 2-for-2 and added a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Catholic racked up 12 hits in game two led by sophomore Hailey Horton who went 3-for-4 with one run, two stolen bases and a game-high three RBI.
Freshman pitcher Sabrina Scott followed Lynch lead with just two hits, two strike outs and no earned runs in the complete-game performance.
The Cardinals plated four runs in each of the first two innings. Rutgers-Camden got one back in the third, but Catholic tacked on three more in the fourth as they secured the run-rule victory.
The Cards look to stay perfect on the road and in conference play as they travel to take on Susquehanna this Saturday at 1 p.m.
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