Solid Pitching and Timely Hitting Lead Softball

Solid Pitching and Timely Hitting Lead Softball

Jamie Fesinstine threw a complete-game victory in the opener and picked up the save in game two as the Susquehanna University Softball team picked up a pair of wins over Elizabethtown Saturday afternoon in a Landmark Conference doubleheader at The Nest in Elizabethtown.

The save was Fesinstine's third of the season and sixth of her career which breaks the school record for career saves set by Morgan Lewis who recorded five saves in her Susquehanna career.

Susquehanna (21-11 Overall, 8-2 Landmark) won the opener 5-2 and took a 2-0 victory in the night cap.

Elizabethtown (5-27, 2-8) scored a run in the bottom of the first inning to take an early lead in game one.

The River Hawks answered with two runs in the second, one in the third and two more in the fourth to take a 5-1 advantage. Susquehanna scored on singles by Heather Pearson and Leigh Ann Greenwald in the second inning and Jackie Gore hit a home run in the third before the River Hawks scored on a Greenwald fly out and an Emilie Boman single in the fourth.

The Blue Jays added a single run in the sixth to cap the scoring.

Fesinstine scattered eight hits and struck out seven batters for the win.

In game two, scored in the first and again in the fifth for the only runs of the contest. Elizabethtown had seven hits and stranded nine runners on base in the shutout loss. The Blue Jays left a pair of runners on base in the second, fourth and sixth innings.

Boman was 2-for-3 with Greenwald and Brooke Kohler each scoring runs for the River Hawks.

Alexa Gonzalez started the second game and scattered seven hits with a walk and a strike out over 5 1/3 innings before Fesinstine came on to throw no-hit ball over the final 1 2/3 innings for the save.

The River Hawks have clinched a playoff spot with the wins and will finish the Landmark schedule next Saturday at home against Drew.