March 13, 2012

Softball goes 1-1 on second day of Florida trip

CLERMONT, Fla. – The Philadelphia University softball went 1-1 on day two of its spring break trip at the National Training Center on Tuesday after defeating Bentley 5-2 and falling to Lock Haven 10-0 in five innings.

Right fielder Samantha Riabko broke open the game against Bentley with a bases-loaded triple in the fifth inning to give Philadelphia (2-4) a 5-1 lead.

Pitcher Nicole Troisi helped out her own cause in the fourth inning with a RBI fielder's choice that put the Lady Rams in front 2-1. 

In the circle, Troisi fanned seven batters and scattered six hits in a complete-win victory.

Center fielder Alison Glaser had two of Philadelphia's five hits against the Falcons.

Bentley's Erica Thibodeau had two hits. Carly Taitz was the losing pitcher, allowing two runs (one earned) in 3.2 innings of work.

Second baseman Meghan Lewis and Glaser each had one hit in the loss to Lock Haven. Margo DeBerardinis suffered the loss in the pitching circle for Philadelphia.

Nicole Smith tossed five shutout innings for the Bald Eagles and was the winning pitcher. Bridgette Clarke was 3-for-3 with two runs driven in.

Philadelphia plays the University of Bridgeport Wednesday, March 14 at 3 p.m. The game was postponed on Monday because of rain.