Cards Come Back Twice, Defeat Frostburg in Two Games
WASHINGTON- The Catholic University softball squad (11-5) earned their 10th and 11th victories of the season in staging comebacks in both games of their double header against Frostburg State.
In the first game the Frostburg started early with 3 consecutive singles to open the game and eventually a double by Batzner scored 2 runs giving Frostburg an early 2 – 0 lead. In the Cardinals half of the first, the Cardinals were able to cust the lead in half when Megan Rizzi reached on an error and advanced to second and Stacie Goddard singled making the score 2 – 1.
The Bobcats extended their lead in the 3rd making the score 3 – 1. The Cardinal offense was silent until the 5th inning. With One out Megan Covert reached on an error. Tracey Scanlon, Rachel Baker and Megan Rizzi each singled to tie the game for the Cardinals with Covert and Scanlon scoring. With runners on 2nd and 3rd the Cardinals needed a hit in order to score the go ahead run. That is exactly what they got when Stacie Goddard blasted a 3 run homer over the right field fence to give the Cards a 6 – 3 lead.
The Bobcats would not go away and staged a 7th inning comeback scoring once but Clemente struck out the final batter with runners on 2nd and 3rd to pick up the win for the Cardinals. Goddard finished the game 2 for 3 at the plate with 4 RBI’s including the 3 run home run.
Game 2 was a pitchers duel. Neither team was able to generate much offense. In the 6th inning Frostburg finally broke through and scored after Megan Foy singled scoring Krichbaum. In the Cardinals half of the 6th Tracey Scanlon lead off the inning with a single and stole 2nd base. Megan Rizzi doubled putting runners at 2nd and 3rd. Scanlon scored on a passed ball to tie the game and Rizzi advanced to 3rd. Lynn Brown executed a suicide squeeze bunt to score Rizzi from 3rd for the game winning run.
Stacie Goddard picked up the win for the Cardinals allowing 4 hits and 1 run.
CUA is back in action again on Wednesday, March 24, as they host to University of Maine Presque Isle for a 3 p.m., contest.