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Softball Drops Two in Florida on Monday

Softball Drops Two in Florida on Monday

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – After a 10-0 loss to Minnesota State Mankato, the University of the Sciences rebounded nicely to come back and battle with West Virginia Wesleyan in a 4-1 loss on Monday afternoon. 

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – After a 10-0 loss to Minnesota State Mankato, the University of the Sciences rebounded nicely to come back and battle with West Virginia Wesleyan in a 4-1 loss on Monday afternoon. 

Kaitlyn Gaynor pitched 3.1 innings of relief against MSM, surrendering just one earned on two hits with two strikeouts and no walks. She then pitched a complete game against WVW, giving up three earned on five hits in her six frames.  

Offensively, Gina Pustizzi had a hit in both games, while Madison LaPlante reached base twice with a hit and a walk against West Virginia Wesleyan.  

The Bobcats went on top thanks to a two-run home run in the bottom of the second of that matchup, but USciences struck back with Pustizzi's RBI single to make the score 2-1 in the top of the fourth after LaPlante and Lauren Davis got it all started with back-to-back singles. 

After a 1-2-3 bottom of the fourth by Gaynor, University of the Sciences got two runners on in the top of the fifth after an error and a LaPlante base on balls. 

A strikeout ended the threat though, and West Virginia Wesleyan added some insurance in the bottom-half with a safety squeeze bunt before scoring an unearned run. 

USciences would not go quietly though, with an error and a Miranda Rodriguez single bringing the tying run to the plate in the top of the seventh.

After the first out was recorded, Venizya Sanchez singled but the Devils ran themselves out of the inning with a double-play on the base-paths as runners were thrown out at both home and third.  

After an off day today, University of the Sciences returns to action with two more games tomorrow against Northern State at 1:30 p.m. and Franklin Pierce at 3:45 p.m.