WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America softball team suffered a tough game one loss in its Landmark Conference doubleheader against Elizabethtown on Saturday afternoon, but rebounded to run-rule the Bluejays, 9-0, in game two.
After a 5-3 defeat in the first contest, the Cardinal bats came alive with eight hits and nine runs that included a five-run fourth as Catholic earned the split and evened its conference record.
Rookie pitcher Sabrina Scott was strong in game two as she scattered three hits with four strikeouts over the five-inning win.
Senior Erin Adams got the scoring started for the Cards in the victory as her sacrifice fly put Catholic up 1-0 after one.
She then added a two-RBI single in the third before junior Megan Colline followed with a single of her own to plate Adams and put the Cardinals up, 4-0.
The fifth saw Catholic load the bases and take advantage. An error scored the first of the frame before Adams walked to score another. A two-RBI single by junior Rachel Valdes made it four and then Adams capped it by scoring on a wild pitch.
Seven different Cards picked up hits in game one, led by Colline with two singles, but E-town was able to use its seven hits, one homer and two stolen bases to get ahead late.
Catholic led 3-1 in the second after and RBI double by sophomore Rebecca Marks, but the Bluejays answered with a two-run homer by Emma Varrato in the next frame. Se also gave Elizabethtown the with an RBI single in the fifth.
Catholic returns back to its home field tomorrow as the Cards show down with Shenandoah in a doubleheader at 1 p.m.
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