WILMINGTON, Del. – Third baseman Andrea Schell's two-out single in the top of the eighth of game two gave the Philadelphia University softball team a 3-2 victory and a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader split with host Goldey-Beacom Tuesday afternoon. The Lightning won the first game, 10-2 in five innings.
Second baseman Meaghan Lewis started the Philadelphia (11-28, 8-14 CACC) rally with a one-out single through the left side of the infielder. One out later she moved up to second base on an error. Right fielder Samantha Riabko's infield single advanced Lewis up to third base and set up Schell of the second of her two hits.
In the bottom of inning pitcher Samantha Abromavage got into a jam as Goldey-Beacom (20-21, 10-12) put runners at second and third with one out. She was able get out of trouble and earn the win by inducing a ground out to third, and striking out the final batter of the game.
Abromavage was strong in her complete game win, striking out three, walking one and allowed just seven hits.
Right fielder Michelle Foster had two hits for the Lightning.
Shannon O'Hara was the losing pitcher after giving up one unearned run in two innings.
After falling behind 1-0, Philadelphia answered with two runs in the third coming on an error and a Lewis sacrifice fly.
Goldey-Beacom tied the game back up in the bottom of the third on a fly-out by third baseman Samantha Alonzo.
In game one, Goldey-Beacom took advantage of four Philadelphia errors to take 9-0 lead with two runs in the second and seven in the third.
Philadelphia got two runs back in the fourth inning with its first three batters. Martin opened the inning with a double and scored on Lewis' triple to right field. Abromavage brought home Lewis with a fly out to left field.
Goldey-Beacom scored its tenth run in the fifth on a bunt single by left fielder Shannon Graves.
Ashley Antosh was the winning pitcher, fanning four and allowing five hits in five innings. Nicole Troisi took the loss after giving up just four earned runs on nine hits and striking out one in four innings.
Schell led the Philadelphia offense with two hits.
Graves and Foster had two hits a piece for the Lightning.
Philadelphia will take out Holy Family in its final home doubleheader of the season Thursday, April 19 at 2:30 p.m.