Kissimmee, Fla. -- Junior Hana Somogyi pitched 5.1 innings with three strikeouts and allowed just two runs as the Youngstown State softball team knocked off Columbia, 7-2, on Thursday morning at the Rebel Games. The Guins also lost to Army, 5-4, earlier in the day.
The Guins, who improved to 10-4, helped out Somogyi with a 12-hit attack led by a 3-for-4 performance from senior Kristen Philen.
After taking a 2-0 advantage after three innings, sophomore Samantha Snodgrass belted a solo home run to lead off the top of the fourth to extend the Guins' lead to 3-0. A walk to Courtney Ewing, Samantha Troxell reached on a hit by pitcher, and Philen singled to load the bases, and Haley Thomas' sacrifice fly plated Ewing to push the YSU lead to 4-0.
The Guins tacked on three more runs in the top of the fifth on RBI-singles by Ewing and Philen and on Thomas' hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded.
The Guins gave up a run in the top of the first inning against Army, but a run-scoring single by Sarah Gabel, who went 2-for-3 with a double, scored Rumph to knot the game at 1-1.
Army, though, used a four-run fifth inning sparked by a three-run home run by Alex Reynolds to take a 5-1 lead.
Thomas led off the bottom half of the fifth with a double and Rumph doubled her home to cut the deficit to 5-2.
The Guins added two more in the bottom of the sixth to get within one, 5-4. Sarah Ingalls walked and Philen singled to put runners on first and second for Thomas, who double home both runs.
In the bottom of seventh, the Guins had the bases loaded with one out, but Army pitcher induced an infield fly and a fly out to end the threat and the game.
The Guins take on Fairleigh Dickinson and Bucknell, Friday, March 16, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively.