Softball Wins One of Two in Landmark Tournament

Softball Wins One of Two in Landmark Tournament

Emilie Boman hit a two-run double and Kasey Bost knocked a three-run home run in a seven-run fifth inning to carry the Susquehanna University Softball team to an 8-2 win over Catholic University on the second day of competition at the Landmark Conference Tournament on Blue and Grey Field in Bethlehem. The River Hawks fell in the second game of the day with a 7-2 decision to Scranton.

In the first game, the River Hawks (27-16) scored the first run of the contest on a Boman sacrifice fly that scored Heather Pearson to give the team an early 1-0 edge.

The Cardinals answered back with two runs in the top of the third inning, but Susquehanna broke the game open with a seven run fifth inning to run away with the win.

Ellen Smith got the first RBI of the inning when she reached on a fielder's choice with the bases loaded and no one out. Pearson gave the River Hawks a 3-2 lead on a sacrifice fly that brought home Jackie Gore. Brooke Kohler padded the lead after reaching on another fielder's choice that allowed Kelly Miller to score. With runners on second and third base, Boman knocked a two-run single to extend the lead to 6-2. Bost followed that up with a two-run home run that sailed over the left center field wall to blow the game open.

Gabby Bubba relieved starter Alexa Gonzalez and threw four shutout innings to pick up the win and cement the 8-2 win. Greenwald picked up two hits in the game and Pearson, Kohler, Boman, Bost, and Smith all has RBI in the contest.

In the second game, the River Hawks scored twice in the top of the first inning but were held in check for the rest of the game.

Boman scored Pearson on an RBI single and Bost drove in Boman on a run scoring double to left center field.

Scranton (32-10) scored three times in the bottom of the first and scored four times in the bottom of the fifth inning to put the game out of reach.

The River Hawks outhit the Royals nine to eight but were held scoreless over the final six innings.

Brooke Wiarda threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. Pearson and Boman each had multi-hit games in the defeat.