Softball Rallies to Stay Alive at Landmark Tournament

Softball Rallies to Stay Alive at Landmark Tournament

After falling in the first game of the day with an 8-2 loss to Catholic University, the Susquehanna University Softball team rebounded from an early deficit to defeat Juniata College 5-1 to stay alive in the double elimination Landmark Conference Tournament Saturday afternoon at Moravian College in Bethlehem.

Susquehanna (26-14) will have a rematch against Catholic at 10 a.m. Sunday with the winner set to face Moravian at Noon. If Moravian loses at noon, the same two teams will meet at 2 p.m. to decide the Landmark Tournament champion and the recipient of the NCAA Tournament automatic bid.

Emilie Boman was one of the bright spots in the opening loss for Susquehanna (26-14) as she went 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored.

Facing elimination in game two, Juniata took a 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the second inning but the River Hawks tied the game with a run in the fourth.

With two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Jackie Gore drew a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch before Lauren Creamer hit a double off the outfield fence in right field to score Gore for the tying run.

Susquehanna opened up a lead in the fifth inning with a four-run frame to take the 5-1 advantage.

Kasey Bost opened the inning with a double to center field and Kelly Miller reached base on a dropped pop up to third base. After a double-play slowed the River Hawks, Brooke Kohler singled up the middle to plate Bost with the go-ahead run.

After Heather Pearson reached on an infield error to extend the inning, Boman singled home Kohler and Pearson advanced to third and Boman took second on the throw to put two runners in scoring position and Gore followed with a single up the middle to bring home two more runs.

Bost led the offense with a 2-for-3 effort at the plate while Gore had a pair of runs batted in. Jamie Fesinstine pitched all 14 innings on the day allowing just five hits and one run with two walks and three strike outs in game two.