Softball Knocks Off Western Michigan, 5-1

2014 YSU Softball
2014 YSU Softball

Nashville, Tenn. -- Senior Casey Crozier struck out 10 and sophomore Miranda Castiglione tied a school record with four hits to lead the Youngstown State softball team to a 5-1 win over Western Michigan on Sunday.

With the win, the Penguins improve to 4-4, and Crozier and Castiglione were both named to the Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team. For the tournament, Crozier went 2-0 with 21 strikeouts while Castiglione batted .667 going 10-for-15.

Castiglione gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead in the top of the first with a two-run home run to left field.

After the Broncos cut the lead in half with a run in the bottom of the first, senior Sarah Ingalls singled to right field plated Samantha Snodgrass and Castiglione to push the lead to 4-1 in the top of the third inning.

Freshman Sarah Dowd's infield single in the top of seventh scored Katie Smallcomb with the game's final run.

Crozier allowed just six hits in the second straight complete-game victory.

The Penguins are off until March 7 when they face Marist and UConn at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Winthrop Tournament.

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