Panthers storm back to force split with Aloysius

The Pitt-Bradford softball team rallied for a win in game two Sunday against Mount Aloysius to force a split in AMCC action. The Panthers fell 3-0 in game one before bouncing back to win 5-4 in the nightcap.

Errors led to all three of Aloysius' runs in the opener as the women saw their seven-game winning streak come to end. The Panthers compounded matters by managing just one base hit.

Starter Sydney Mosby breezed through the first two innings before consecutive errors by her infield in the third moved runners into scoring position. Jalisa Westover followed with a base hit to right centerfield, scoring both runners.

With a 2-0 lead, the Mounties' Kelsey Ickes settled in on the mound, retiring the next 14 batters in a row to stymie the Panthers. Aloysius added an insurance run in the fifth, the result of another error.

Mosby was charged with all three unearned runs. She scattered five hits in a complete-game effort while walking one and striking out seven.

Trailing 2-0 in game two, the Panthers scored on an error in the fourth to pull within one. Ang Comilla followed with a RBI single to right field, tying the game.

The Mounties went back ahead in the top of the sixth only to see the Panthers surge ahead in their half of the frame.

Lauren Hogue's single through the left side of the infield scored pinch runner Meagan Hillard. Comilla singled in the next at bat, and both Hogue and her scored on Courtney Schuler's double to deep left field, pushing Pitt-Bradford ahead 5-3.

Aloysius scored a run in the seventh, but Jenifer Anthony left a runner at second by retiring the last two batters in order.

Anthony went the distance to earn the win, allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits. She walked two and fanned two.

With the win, Pitt-Bradford improves to 10-6 on the season and 5-1 in the AMCC. The Panthers travel to St. John Fisher Monday.