Softball Drops Two Against Robert Morris Wednesday Night

2014 YSU Softball
2014 YSU Softball

The Youngstown State softball team committed too many miscues and was unable to find its hitting stroke and dropped doubleheader to Robert Morris, 6-1, and 6-4, on Wednesday evening at the YSU Softball Complex.

The Penguins, who fall to 15-13 overall, had just five hits in the 6-1 loss in game one, and committed six errors that led to six unearned run in the 6-4 loss in the nightcap.

Robert Morris improves to 17-16 overall and were led by Haileight Stocks who went 5-for-7 on the day and picked up the game two victory.

In the opener, senior Courtney Ewing, who extended her hitting streak to 16 games, drove in Maria Lacatena to tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third.

The Colonianls though scored twice in the fourth and three more times in the fifth to pull away from the Penguins.

Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the first of game two, junior Kayla Haslett ripped a two-run double to center field to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead after one. Senior Sarah Ingalls extended the lead to 3-1 with solo home run, her fourth of the season, in the bottom of the third.

The Colonials capitalized on an error and a wild pitch to score four unearned runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 5-4 lead.

Ingalls answered with an RBI-double to score Miranda Castiglione and cut the deficit to 5-4 after five complete.

Robert Morris added another unearned run in the top of the sixth to put the game out of reach.

The Penguins visit Green Bay, April 5-6, in a three-game Horizon League series in Green Bay, Wis.

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