Greensboro, N.C. - Sarah Dowd went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs to lead the Youngstown State softball team to a 10-4 win over Iona on Saturday. The Penguins also dropped a 14-2 decision to Lehigh later in the day.
Junior Caitlyn Minney struck out five in five innings pitched to pick up her third win of the season.
The Penguins struck quickly with a four spot in the top half of the first inning. Dowd led off the game with a double to right field and scored from third on Castiglione's double to down the left-field line. Alexandria Gibson doubled to left field to plate Castiglione to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead. Cali Mikovich double to left-center field and her and Gibson scored on a throwing error.
In the top of the second, Jordan Macey led off the frame with a single through the left side and Dowd followed with her third home run of the season, a two-run shot to left field, to put the Penguins up, 6-0.
Castiglione's double to left field in the top of the fourth plated Moffatt, who singled, and gave the Penguins a 7-0 lead.
After Iona scored in the bottom half of the fourth, Demi Ann Patonis recorded a run-scoring single and Dowd drove in her third run of the game with her second double to extend the Penguins lead to 9-1.
In the top of the seventh, Gibson recorded a bases-loaded walk that scored Dowd with the Penguins' final run.
Against Lehigh, Maria Lacatena belted her second home run of the season, a two-run shot in the bottom of the second for the Penguins' only runs.
Youngstown State play Iona and UNC-Greensboro, Sunday, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.