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Spartans Suffer Losses in CAC Doubleheader at Mary Washington
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The York College softball squad suffered a 6-0 loss and then a 5-0 loss at Mary Washington for a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.
With the loss, the Spartans fall to 6-23 overall and 2-5 in the CAC. The Eagles improve to 10-20 and 2-3 in the conference.
The Spartans offensive woes continued against Mary Washington. York finished the day with only a total of 6 hits in two games.
In game one, Mary Washington jumped out to quick 4-0 lead in the opening inning. The Eagles scored four runs on five hits.
The Spartans had no answer for the Eagles. York came close to scoring in the top of the third, but ended up stranding two runners on base.
Mary Washington added two runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a commanding lead. Neither team would score the remainder of the game.
The Green and White finished game one with only four hits. Designated Hitter, Payton Hill (Staunton, Va./Fort Defiance), finished 1-for-2 from the plate. Brooke LaBell (Stanhope, N.J./Lenape Valley) and Vanessa Mendez (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) each were 1-for-3 and freshman, Kayleen Bell, was 1-for-1.
Mary Washington was lead by Bireet Chitty as she finished game one 3-for-4. She also added one RBI and one run.
In the circle, Annie Blaine recorded the win for the Eagles. Blaine pitched all seven innings, allowing zero runs on four hits with three balls and one strikeout.
Morgan Levine (Oakland, N.J./Indian Hills) was credited with the loss for the Spartans. Levine pitched for the first 3.1 innings, allowing six runs on eight hits. Cory Urkuski (Mohnton, Pa./Twin Valley) came in for the final 2.2 innings. She allowed zero runs on two hits.
During game two, both teams started out slow offensively. The Eagles were able to step it up in the third inning and get onto the scoreboard. Mary Washington took advantage of a Spartan error in the bottom of the third to take a 1-0 lead. The Eagles followed up with a two-run fourth inning and chipped in two more in the sixth. Unfortunately, the Spartans remained scoreless and could not come back for a win.
Hill and Urkuski were the only two Spartans to get runs. They each finished the game 1-for-3.
Chitty once again led Mary Washington on offense. She finished the game 4-for-4 from the plate with two runs and one RBI.
In the circle, Hannah Otterman earned the win. Otterman pitched all seven innings, allowing zero runs on two hits and getting three strikeouts.
Urkuski recorded the loss in game two. She pitched six innings, allowing five runs on nine hits with two walks and one strikeout.
The Spartans return to action on Tuesday for a doubleheader at Spartan Stadium against Penn St.-Altoona. Game one is set to start at 3:00 pm.