Crusaders Sweep Wilkes in Non-Conference Action
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna’s softball team swept Thursday’s non-conference doubleheader with Wilkes by winning game one 3-2 on a walk-off double and game two 12-2 in five innings.
The Crusaders (15-8) won the first contest as junior shortstop Larissa Luu (Montandon, Pa. / Milton) drove home all three runs, including game-winning two run double.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning when Lauren Gilbert (Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Cumberland Valley) singled up the middle and Luu drove her in with a base knock to go up 1-0.
The Colonels (5-15) went up in the top half of the seventh 2-1 after scoring on a wild pitch and sacrifice fly.
In the bottom of the seventh, Alyssa Cantalini (Kitchener, Ontario / St. David Catholic) reached on an error by the third basemen to start the rally for the Crusaders. L.Gilbert executed a bunt single that advanced pinch runner Courtney Miller (Kendall Park, N.J. / South Brunswick) to third. Two batters later, Luu cracked the walk-off hit.
Luu and L.Gilbert both had two hits apiece. Kathryn Gilbert (Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Cumberland Valley) ripped a triple in the sixth for SU.
Alison Cullen (Branchburg, N.J. / Immaculata) picked up her fifth win of the year, going all seven innings, scattering seven hits and striking out a pair.
The night cap was all SU from the early going, as the Crusaders scored three runs in the first, three in the second and five in the third to glide to the victory 12-2.
Catcher Brittany Devlin (Furlong, Pa. / Central Bucks East) went 2-for-2 with four RBI, including a bases-clearing triple. Madison Clark (Blue Springs, Mo. / Blue Springs) and Luu both recorded two RBI.
Brianna Murphy (Hazlet, N.J. / Mater Dei) and Cantalini both went 3-for-3 at the plate.
Morgan Lewis (Newtown, Pa. / Council Rock North) earned her fifth win of the season, pitching four innings while allowing only three hits and striking out six.
The Crusaders head to Huntingdon to play Landmark Conference rival Juniata on Saturday, April 14 for a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m.