By Ann Brunn
The softball team swept the doubleheader against DeSales University on March 4 before losing doubleheaders to the University of Lynchburg and Salisbury University on Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8, respectively.
Junior pitcher Eliza Sweet and freshman pitcher Ally Schlee threw a combined no-hitter in the first game of the doubleheader against DeSales. The Lions scored early when junior catcher Marissa Devincenzo hit a RBI double to drive in senior outfielder Annalise Suitovsky to give the College a 2-0 lead.
The Lions broke open the game in the top of the fourth to take a 7-0 lead due in part to offensive contributions from Devincenzo, junior outfielders Katie Winchock and Katlin Kocinski and junior infielders Lauren Conroy and Elyse Nardozza.
Sweet picked up her first victory of the season, walking one batter and striking out three, while Schlee pitched a clean fifth inning to keep the no-hitter.
Junior pitcher Alanna Namit nearly had a no-hitter in the second game of the doubleheader, allowing one single in the bottom of the seventh inning.
On the offensive, Namit had a two-run home run to center field, the first home run of her career, to get the Lions on the board. Sophomore outfielder Lindsay Zengel padded the Lions lead, driving in four runs while Conroy scored the last run to give the Lions the 8-0 victory.
Over the weekend, the Lions dropped both doubleheaders losing Saturday’s games to the University of Lynchburg, 8-7 and 3-1, and Sunday’s games to Salisbury University, 11-5 and 2-0.
The Lions will head into the 2020 Spring Games in Florida with a 3-4 record looking to flip the script as they play 12 games over the span of six days.