University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Lady Panthers use their bats to sweep Hilbert 14-2, 14-2
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Senior Sydney Mosby

The Pitt-Bradford softball team had little trouble producing runs in back-to-back lopsided contests on Thursday, April 17, as the Lady Panthers defeated the Hilbert Hawks 14-2 and 14-2 on Senior Day.

Pitt-Bradford (18-8, 11-2) carried the momentum from its win over Mount Aloysius on Sunday into Thursday’s contests and made a statement.

Senior Sydney Mosby (10-3) grabbed double digit wins for the year with her performance in game one. Mosby allowed two earned runs and fanned two at the plate. She also had a 1-for-3 day at the in the batter’s box with one RBI and one run scored.

Junior Bri Stenta enjoyed a 2-for-3 outing at the plate with three RBI and two runs scored. Junior Ang Comilla also finished 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored. Sophomore Emily Fair went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBI. Fair smashed her second home run of the season in the first inning.

Junior Olivia Taylor went 2-for-2 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored.

In game one, Pitt-Bradford wasted little time getting on the board as five runs crossed in the first inning. Fair’s three-run homer put the Panthers in the driver’s seat before Hilbert (2-17, 1-22) had a chance to grab its bats.

After just three innings of play, Pitt-Bradford led Hilbert 12-0 and showed little signs of fatigue. In the bottom of the fourth, Hilbert found the board as two runs scored to end the chances for a shutout.

The Lady Panthers weren’t finished. In the top of the fifth, two insurance runs were tacked on before Mosby worked a scoreless bottom half to seal the game-one victory.

In game two, junior Krista Jacobs (4-2) received the start in the circle for Pitt-Bradford. Jacobs allowed two earned runs on four hits and struck out three at the plate.

Comilla went 3-for-4 in game two with two RBI and two runs scored. Sophomore Leann Bell also went 3-for-4, but with three RBI and two runs scored. Stenta went 2-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored, and freshman Jessica Ginther finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

Once again, the Lady Panthers got on the board in the first inning as one run crossed when Mosby singled to center field that scored Stenta.

Heading to the top of the fourth, Pitt-Bradford only led 2-0. The Panthers then plated seven runs before putting together a five-run fifth to take the victory. The Hawks were able to again put two across, this time in the fourth, to avoid the shutout.

“I’m happy for our seniors today,” said head coach Tina Phillips. “I liked how we hit the ball as well. Krista and Syd did a nice job in the circle and kept them off balance. We need to keep it rolling for Saturday.”

Pitt-Bradford travels to face La Roche on Saturday, April 19, for a doubleheader at 1 p.m. in Pittsburgh.