Softball Splits With Felician in CACC Home-Opener

Sara Romano

Philadelphia, PA- Freshman pitcher Ali Schmidt (Cordova, MD/ Easton) got her first career CACC victory in a game one 4-0 win, but the Philadelphia University softball team (8-9, 1-3 CACC) fell 7-6 in the second game of the day to visiting Felician College (4-11, 3-1 CACC) on Tuesday afternoon. 

Freshman utility Sarah Romano (Harrisburg, PA/ Central Dauphin) went 3-6 with five RBIs on the day, including all four runs in game one.  Romano singled in the first Lady Ram run in the first game in the bottom of the first inning and followed up with a three-RBI double in the fifth to make it 4-0.  Schmidt allowed just one hit in the win for PhilaU, while FC pitcher Nicole Broecker took the loss. 

In game two, PhilaU sophomore outfielder Jen Richard (Millstone Twp., NJ/ Allentown) scored on a passed ball to give the Lady Rams a 1-0 lead in the first inning.  FC came back with a two-run double in the top of the second inning and three more runs on four hits in the third to go ahead 5-1.

PhilaU's Romano had an RBI single in the bottom of the third to get her squad closer, but FC added two more runs in the next two innings to extend their lead to 7-2 in the sixth.

The Lady Rams came alive in the bottom of the sixth inning with a stand up triple from junior outfielder Kristyn Loughery (Phoenixville, PA/ Phoenixville) that sparked five consecutive hits.  Freshman infielder Katie Renner (Berryville, VA/ Brunswick) doubled in two runs and junior third baseman Kristin Giamatteo (Bellmore, NYU/ Wellington Mepham) followed with an RBI double of her own.  Junior catcher/outfielder Maggie Desmond (Bayport, NY/ St. John the Baptist) ripped an RBI double into left field to complete the scoring for PhilaU as the team trailed 7-6.

The Lady Rams had runners at first and second in the seventh with one out, but FC's Kristina Jimenez got a foul out and a strike out to hold on for a 7-6 victory for the visitors.  PhilaU's Schmidt had the loss in game two, going 2.2 innings and allowing five runs.  Sophomore pitcher Randi Wozniak (Newtown Sq., PA/ Marple Newtown) went 4.1 innings in relief for PhilaU, allowing two runs and six hits. 

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