Softball Nets 4-2 Win Over Pittsburgh

2014 YSU Softball
2014 YSU Softball

Youngstown, Ohio -- Sophomore Jordan Macey went 3-for-3 with three runs batted in and senior Casey Crozier pitched four scoreless innings to pick up her eighth win as the Youngstown State softball team defeated Pittsburgh, 4-2, on Thursday afternoon.

With win, the Penguins improve to 14-10 overall and picked up its second win this season over an opponent from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Crozier allowed just two hits and struck out six and improved to 8-3 on the year. Senior Courtney Ewing extended her hitting streak to 12 games and fresham Sarah Dowd went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

In a scoreless bottom of the fourth inning, Dowd and senior Sarah Ingalls each collected one-out singles and sophomore Katie Smallcomb's sacrifice fly plated Dowd with the game's first run.

After a single up the middle by senior Samantha Snodgrass and an infield single by freshman Maria Lacatena loaded the bases, Macey's two-run double down the left-field line gave the Penguins a 3-0 lead after four.

Pittsburgh's Maggie Sevilla ripped a two-run home run in the top of the six inning to get the Panthers within one, 3-2.

Macey answered with a two-out single up the middle to score pinch-runner Alexa Schmidt and give the Penguins a 4-2 edge.

Junior Kayla Haslett pitched three innings of effective relief to pick up her first save.

The Penguins are slated to play Cleveland State in three-game series, March 29-30, in Cleveland, Ohio.

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