CLERMONT, Fla. – The Indiana University of Pennsylvania softball program spun its third shutout gem of the week in a six-inning, 8-0 victory over AIC but then suffered the same fate as the Huskies blanked Indiana (PA) in the tenth and final contest of the Spring Games by a 7-0 tally.
Tori Long improved her record to 2-1 on the season, pitching her first career shutout and complete game with three strikeouts while allowing just seven baserunners (5 hits, 2 walks).
Jordan Sylvia ended the ballgame with her lone hit versus the Yellow Jackets, a two-RBI double in the bottom of the sixth to enact the mercy rule, the only extra-base hit for IUP on the afternoon.
Jess Cekada lifted a sacrifice fly for her lone RBI, singling and scoring as well in game two, and Paige Truax scored three times on top of two stolen bases plus a walk.
Five student-athletes logged at least one base hit versus American International while three other players reached safely courtesy of bases on balls.
Bella Bucy was spectacular both in the circle and the batter’s box, tossing 4.1 innings of two-run work in the nightcap with five Huskies whiffs to go along with a 3-for-5 (.600), scoring a run and driving one home too.
The Crimson Hawks will end its long 17-game road/neutral swing to begin the year when it hosts Slippery Rock on Tuesday at both 2 and 4 p.m. for their Home and PSAC Opener.
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