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Softball’s Five-Run Sixth in Game Two Salvages Doubleheader Split with East Stroudsburg

Softball’s Five-Run Sixth in Game Two Salvages Doubleheader Split with East Stroudsburg

PHILADELPHIA – The USciences softball team broke out for five runs in the sixth inning of a 6-3 game two win over East Stroudsburg in the Devils' none-conference finale at FDR Park on Tuesday afternoon.  

University of the Sciences had plated just one run in its first 10 at-bats, including getting shutout 8-0 in game one. 

Trailing 3-1 through five and a half innings of the nightcap, the Devils batted around to finally break out with the five runs on five hits. 

Madison LaPlante, Gina Pustizzi and Nina Cencetti got it all started with back-to-back-back singles to load the bases. 

An error then aided USciences, allowing a run to score before Lauren Davis tied the game with an RBI single on which the first out was recorded at home. 

After a Sara Pietropola walk loaded the bases once more, Miranda Rodriguez came through with the eventual game-winning hit; a two-RBI double down the left field line. 

Following a Gabrielle Simms' RBI to close out the scoring, Kaitlyn Gaynor then came out to put the finishing touches on a complete game with a 1-2-3 inning. 

That capped a quality start for the senior in which she surrendered three earned on six hits to earn her 16th career win, now tied for seventh in program history. She struck out seven against just two walks. 

Rodriguez's sixth inning double capped a perfect 3-for-3 day for the freshman, her second three-hit game and first multi-RBI performance of the year. 

Pustizzi also finished 3-for-3, matching her career-high in hits for the fifth time. 

Davis went 2-for-3 with two runs. She got USciences on the board after leading off the third with a double, coming in to make it a 3-1 game after a Rodriguez single and Simms sacrifice fly. 

In addition to driving in the two runs in the nightcap, Simms recorded her 11th multi-hit game of season in game one. 

Paige Schlechter pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief, surrendering just two hits with two strikeouts and no walks. 

University of the Sciences hosts Holy Family tomorrow at 2 p.m. for its home finale.