University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Softball splits on opening day of AMCC tourney

 

The third seeded Pitt-Bradford softball team went 1-1 on the opening day of the AMCC tournament. The Panthers kicked off the tourney with a 7-1 win over Penn State Behrend before being smacked by D'Youville 10 early Friday evening.

Against Behrend, the Panthers recorded 13 hits to support starter Sydney Mosby, who was sharp on the mound en route to picking up her 12th win of the season.

Mosby opened the scoring with a RBI double in the first, and the Panthers stretched their lead to 3-0 in the second on Bri Stenta's RBI groundout and Alyssa Cunningham's base hit.

Pitt-Bradford padded its total with four more runs in the sixth, all with two outs. Cunningham delivered a 2-run single, and Mosby and Lauren Hogue followed with run-scoring knocks.

Mosby retired 13 of 14 batters at one point after allowing four hits over the first two innings. She surrendered seven hits in all and struck out seven. Behrend's run came in the seventh with the game well in hand.

Five different Panthers posted two hits, and everyone in the lineup had a hit but one.

D'Youville made quick work of Pitt-Bradford, jumping out to a 10-0 lead while cruising to a shortened run-rule win in five innings.

The Spartans hit a solo home run in the first and added three more runs in the second, taking advantage of a Panther error. They tacked on another tally in the third before pushing across five runs in the fourth.

Mosby was charged for five runs, three earned, in three innings. She yielded five hits, walked four and failed to strike out a batter.

Amber Fox had two of the Panthers' four hits. Olivia Taylor scored on a double steal attempt, and Stenta had a RBI sacrifice fly to account for the other run.

Pitt-Bradford, which is 19-15 on the season, will face Pitt-Greensburg in an elimination game Saturday at 11 a.m.