Softball Drops Pair at Loyola on Friday Afternoon

2012 YSU Softball
2012 YSU Softball

Chicago, Ill. -- The Youngstown State softball team saw its five-game winning streak snapped on Friday afternoon when it drop a pair of games to Horizon League foe Loyola. The Guins fell 11-0 and 9-3.

The Guins fall to 21-8-1 overall and 5-3 in the Horizon League while the Ramblers improve to 12-16 overall and 5-3 in the league.

In the opener, the Guins were held to just three hits while Loyola starter Brianna struck out seven in the complete-game shutout.

During the second game, the Guins committed four errors, including three in Loyola's five-run third inning. Eight of Loyola's nine runs were unearned.

Another error in the fifth led to three more unearned runs for the Ramblers.

The Guins to an early lead when senior Haley Thomas, who went 3-for-4, led off the game with a single and scored on Vicky Rumph's double to right field to take a 1-0 lead.

The Ramblers quickly tied the game at 1-1 with a home run in the bottom of the first, before the Guins scored an unearned run in the top of the second regain the lead, 2-1.

After Loyola's two big innings gave them a 9-2 lead, sophomore Sarah Ingalls hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth to end the scoring at 9-3.

Sophomore Casey Crozier pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and allowed just one earned run but took the loss.

The Penguins and Ramblers conclude the series, Saturday, April 7, with a single game starting at Noon (ET).