Softball Sweeps Shenandoah in Sunday Doubleheader

Softball Sweeps Shenandoah in Sunday Doubleheader

WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America softball team picked up two nonconference wins on Sunday afternoon as the Cardinals swept Shenandoah, 2-1 and 5-0.

Catholic came back from a 1-0 third inning deficit in game one before blanking the Hornets in game two.

Senior Erin Adams stole home to tie up the first game before a fourth-inning sacrifice fly by junior Rachel Valdes gave the Cards the win.

Rookie pitcher Claire Sturek earned her third win of the year as she brought a no-hitter into the fourth and struck out five in five innings. Fellow freshman Sabrina Scott then came in for two hitless innings for the save.

Adams got the game-winner in the first with an RBI single in the first before her classmate Rebekah Hoisl added and RBI single in the second for the insurance run.

A three-run third started by and RBI single by Adams clinched the victory.

Sophomore starter Kelly Lynch went for the complete-game shutout as struck out two and only walked one.

The Cardinals will get a two-week break with Easter Sunday next week before hosting Hood the following Wednesday.

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