Panthers down Norwich in first game before 10-inning loss to Endicott
CLERMONT, Fla. – For the third straight day, the Plymouth State University softball team split a pair of games at the National Training Center on Monday, defeating Norwich University in the first game, 6-2, before going down to defeat in a wild 10-inning game vs. Endicott College, 10-5.
The Panthers are now 4-3 on their spring trip to the Sunshine State.
Senior Julia Royer (Pawcatuck, Conn.) and sophomore Allison Moylan (Methuen, Mass.) each had two hits and an RBI in the win over Norwich, and freshman Lindsey Hall (Midlothian, Va.) cracked her first home run of the season in the first inning.
Down 2-1 in the middle of the third inning, PSU rallied for two runs in the third and fourth innings and one in the fifth. Junior Callia Abbott (Atco, N.J.) doubled home a run in the third and Moylan followed with an RBI single. Royer delivered an RBI single in the fourth inning and came home on a passed ball, and freshman Melissa Goss (Templeton, Mass.) knocked in the final run with an RBI double in the fifth.
Senior Whitney Roberts (Chocorua, N.H.) went the distance in the circle for PSU, allowing just two runs (one earned) while striking out six.
PSU trailed Endicott in the second game 3-0 before coming back with three runs in the sixth inning to tie the score and force extra innings. The teams traded runs in the ninth inning but a six-run explosion in the 10th inning sealed the win for Endicott.
Sophomore Abrie Davis (Amherst, N.H.) had two hits for PSU, including a three-run home run in the sixth inning that tied the game. Abbott scored a game-tying run in the ninth inning and singled home PSU's final run in the 10th inning.
Freshman Kayla Mathieu (Fairfax, Vt.) pitched the first five-and-two-thirds innings, allowing three runs. Moylan surrendered just one earned run over the next four-plus innings but was on the losing end during Endicott's 10th-inning rally.
After seven games in four days, PSU will take Tuesday off and return to the diamond Wednesday against Rensselaer at 9:00 a.m. and Bowdoin at 11:00 a.m.
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