Lauren Hogue's blast propels Panthers to sweep of Medaille

Lauren Hogue
Lauren Hogue

Lauren Hogue's go ahead two-run home run in the seventh inning of game two against Medaille propelled the Pitt-Bradford softball team to a sweep Thursday.

The Panthers won the opener 5-1, and after relinquishing a 6-3 lead in the nightcap, scored three runs in the final inning to win 9-7.

Sydney Mosby allowed one run in a complete game effort in game No. 1. All six hits she surrendered came in the first two innings, but she settled in to allow just three base runners over the final five frames. She walked two and struck out seven.

Her RBI single in the first opened the scoring, and two batters later, Ang Comilla delivered with a base hit, scoring another run. Comilla doubled in another run in the fifth, and Meagan Lewis' RBI single in the seventh extended the lead to 4-1. She later scored on an error.

Mosby, Comilla and Alyssa Cunningham each finished with two hits apiece to pace the offense.

Hogue's game-winning blast came in the second game with the scored tied at seven. It capped a three-run comeback inning for the Panthers. Jamie Winzeler led off with a triple and scored on Meagan Hillard's sacrifice fly to tie the game.

Mosby then reached on an error, and Hogue connected for her third home run of the season in the next at bat to make it 9-7.

Mosby, who pitched to two batters in the sixth, sat the Mavericks down in order in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the sweep.

Pitt-Bradford trailed 1-0 before pulling ahead with a five-run burst in the second inning. Comilla evened the score with a RBI single, and four batters later, with the bases loaded, Amber Fox hit an inside-the-park home run, the first of her career, to give the Panthers a 5-1 lead.

Medaille scored a run in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings to pull within two. Hogue had a RBI double in fifth to make it 6-3 Pitt-Bradford at the time. The Mavericks went ahead in the sixth on three straight hits, including back-to-back doubles. All three hits came with two outs.

Mosby relieved Emily Fair, walked the first batter she faced, but struck out Mary Gangloff to strand a pair of runners.

Starter Jenifer Anthony went just four innings, yielding two runs on six hits. With the win, Mosby improved to 10-3 on the season.

The Panthers totaled 11 hits in the game led by Hogue's three. Every player in the lineup had a hit, but Hillard.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 16-10 on the season and 11-3 in the AMCC. The Panthers host La Roche Saturday at 1 p.m.