Softball Earns Another Split at Winthrop Tournament

2014 YSU Softball
2014 YSU Softball

Rock Hill, S.C. -- A two-run home run by sophomore Miranda Castiglione was all the offense senior pitcher Casey Crozier needed as the Youngstown State softball team knocked off Norfolk State, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon. The Penguins also dropped a 3-2 eight inning decision to Connecticut earlier in the day.

With the split, the Penguins improve to 6-6 on the season.

The Penguins had runners in scoring position in each of the first four innings, but left seven runners stranded on base.

In the top of the fifth, the Penguins finally broke through. Senior Samantha Snodgrass led off the frame with a single to center field.

Castiglione followed with a two-run home run to center to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead.

Crozier, who struck out eight and allowed just five hits, allowed one unearned run in the bottom of the seventh, but forced two ground outs with the game-winning run scoring position to seal the victory.

It marked Crozier's 45th career win, which ranks second all-time, and is one shy of tying the school's career record.

The Penguins visit UNC-Wilmington for a three-game series, March 11-12, in Wilmington, N.C.

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