WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Catholic University softball team (6-8) dropped two games against Cabrini University, 1-0 and 2-0, on Sunday.
Game 1: Cabrini 1, Catholic 0
Sophomore Sophie Maccarone went 2-3 in game one to lead the Cardinals at the plate. Junior Sabrina Scott threw her fifth complete game of the season for Catholic. She recorded four strikeouts, no walks and gave up nine hits.
Scott led off the fourth inning with a double to left field but was stranded.
The Cards had an opportunity to get on the board in the bottom of the fifth when Maccarone led off with single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Ronca. Sophomore Giselle Diaz then singled to left and stole second. But with runners on second and third, the Cardinals were unable to convert the opportunity into runs.
Cabrini scored the only run of the game in the top of the seventh to take game one of the doubleheader.
Game 2: Cabrini 2, Catholic 0
Catholic struggled to get its bats going in game two of the day, only recorded two hits. Junior Claire Sturek got the start for the Cards, throwing six and a third innings with seven strikeouts and allowing only five hits.
The first two innings were even for both teams, with neither team recording a hit. Sturek came up with an impressive second inning, striking out all three batters she faced.
Junior Kacie Badolato recorded the first hit of the game for the Cardinals with a single up the middle in the bottom of the third.
Catholic could not get their offense going in the final four innings. Cabrini faced the minimum three batters through the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Cabrini got on the board in the sixth inning and tacked on one more in the top of the seventh to take a 2-0 lead.
With one more chance to score, junior Sabrina Scott singled to left with two outs but the Cardinals could not close the gap.
Catholic will be back in action on Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m. against Landmark Conference opponent Susquehanna University.