WASHINGTON — The Catholic University of America softball team picked up an important doubleheader split with Scranton on Senior Day. The Cardinals took game one, 2-1, for a pivotal Landmark Conference win, before the Royals found the edge in extras to take game two, 4-3, in nine innings.
Catholic pitching ceded just three earned runs over 16 innings while timely hitting and defense helped the Cards to their fifth conference win.
Junior pitcher Kelly Lynch stymied the Royal bats in game one as she was perfect through the first four innings. She added another perfect frame and allowed just four hits and a run in a complete game effort with four strikeouts.
Five different Cardinals registered a hit as junior Hailey Horton came through with the deciding RBI in the third inning on a single.
Horton kept in going in game two as she was 2-for-4 with a run and another RBI and was one of six Cards with a hit.
Classmate Rebecca Marks also came through with a two-RBI single, but Scranton got hot late with two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh to force extras before taking the game with a run in the ninth.
Sophomore pitcher Sabrina Scott went seven innings with two strikeouts while allowing just two earned runs.
Catholic wraps home play this coming Tuesday, April 17, when they welcome Salisbury for a doubleheader at 3 p.m.
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