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PSC wins opener vs. SNHU; Game 2 rained out

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The Plymouth State College softball team set a new school-record for wins in a season, with its 21st of the year, following a 1-0 victory over Southern New Hampshire University Thursday. The Panthers improved to 21-10-2 on the year, while SNHU dropped to 10-25.

The Panthers erased the old standard for wins in a season (20) set during the 1994 season. Game two of the scheduled doubleheader was cancelled due to rain.

PSC freshman pitching sensation Kim Jeffs (Stoughton, Mass.) outlasted SNHU's Mel Keeler (Concord, N.H.) in a pitcher's duel. Jeffs struckout 12 and allowed just two hits over seven innings, as she recorded her school-record 18th win and 12th shutout of the season. Keeler turned in another solid effort for SNHU, as she fanned six and allowed just four hits. It marked the fourth time this season she has suffered a 1-0 loss.

PSC plated the lone run of the game in the top of the first inning. Sophomore Maria Curran (Scarborough, ME) lined a leadoff single, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt, advanced to third on a groundout and then scored following a passed ball.

SNHU nearly tied game in the fourth inning on a similar play, but sophomore Danielle Jendrasko (Portland, ME) was tagged out at home after trying to score following a passed ball.

Curran had two of PSC's four hits, while Jendrasko had both of SNHU's hits.

Both teams return to action Saturday. SNHU travels to Saint Michael's College for a Northeast-10 Conference doubleheader, while PSC hosts UMass Boston in a Little East Conference twin bill in the final regular season home games.