Pitching, Big Innings Leads Softball to Doubleheader Sweep at Detroit

2012 YSU Softball
2012 YSU Softball

Detroit, Mich. -- Sophomore Casey Crozier fired a one-hitter and junior Hana Somogyi struck out eight in five innings and the Guins used the big inning to sweep a doubleheader from Horizon League foe Detroit, 9-0, 10-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Buysse Ballpark.

With the wins, the Guins improve to 23-12-1 overall and 7-7 in the Horizon League while Detroit falls to 10-32 overall and 2-11 in the league.

YSU's 23 wins are the most since the Guins won 29 in 2004.

Crozier picked up her 10th win of the season and struck out eight batters for her second shutout of the season. Detroit's lone hit came in the top of the second inning. After that, only three runners reached base - on a walk, an error and a hit by pitch.

Crozier also becomes the first YSU pitcher to win at least 10 games in her first two seasons since Kelly Murphy in 2003 and 2004.

Leading 1-0 after five in the opener, the Guins exploded for eight unearned runs in the top of the sixth inning to put the game away.

The Guins capitalized on a two-out error with three straight RBI-doubles by seniors Amanda Palmore, Haley Thomas and Kristen Philen.

Sophomore Samantha Snodgrass capped the scoring with a three-run home run to center to put the Guins ahead 9-0.

In the second game, YSU got the bats rolling early with a five-run first inning.

Senior Jordan Ingalls, who went 4-for-4, belted a two-run home run to put the Guins up 2-0.

After a two-out triple by Snodgrass and a walk to junior Sarah Gabel, sophomore Courtney Ewing, who went 3-for-5 with five RBIs, smashed a three-run bomb to left field to put the Guins ahead 5-0.

After a home run and a single to lead off the bottom of the first for Detroit, Somogyi settled in allowing just one more hit, which was in the bottom of the fifth.

The Guins added three more unearned runs to go up 8-1 in the top of the fourth inning on a two-run single by Gabel and a run-scoring single by Ewing.

Snodgrass drove in run by reaching on an error and Ewing drove in her fifth run of the game with a single in the top of the sixth to put the Guins up 10-1

The Guins and Titans will conclude the series with a single game starting at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.