Lady Panthers split with Redhawks 4-3, 12-10

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Junior Ang Comilla

PITTSBURGH – The Pitt-Bradford softball team overcame its game one struggles to defeat the La Roche Redhawks in game two, 12-10, on Saturday, April 19.

Pitt-Bradford (19-9, 13-3) had to fight back in game two after being defeated 4-3 in game one. The Panthers fell behind 6-0 early, but gutted out a strong comeback to steal the win.

Senior Sydney Mosby (10-4) received the start in the circle in game one. Mosby pitched six innings of work and allowed four runs, two earned, with three strikeouts.

Junior Ang Comilla led the Panthers with a 2-for-3 performance in the batter’s box in game one and drove in one run on her birthday.

Pitt-Bradford put the first run on the board in the top of the first when Comilla singled to left field and Amber Fox touched home.

Later in the third, Olivia Taylor walked with the bases loaded to score Bri Stenta from third. The run gave the Panthers a 2-0 edge over the Redhawks.

In the bottom of the sixth, Pitt-Bradford led 3-2 when La Roche (10-12, 6-6) plated two runs on an error that gave the Redhawks the lead for good. The Panthers were unable to put one across in the seventh and dropped game one.

In game two, sophomore Jenifer Anthony was in the circle. Anthony worked a total of four innings. She surrendered eight runs, five earned, on 11 hits and fanned one. Junior Krista Jacobs (5-2) came on in relief in the fifth. She allowed two earned runs on four hits and struck out one to earn the win.

Sophomore Leann Bell enjoyed a perfect outing at the plate by going 4-for-4 with one RBI and three runs scored.

The Panthers struggled to get things going at the start of game two. The Redhawks put six runs on the board in the first inning to take a commanding early lead.

Pitt-Bradford got four of them back in the third and fourth innings, but La Roche plated two more in the fourth as well to maintain the lead.

In the top of the fifth, the Panthers moved four runs across to tie the game. Heidi Lucke laced a double to left field that scored Bell and got the momentum going. In the next at-bat, Courtney Schuler singled to center field, scoring Lucke, and putting the Panthers in business.

Three more runs crossed in the sixth and one in the seventh to equal the final total. The Redhawks entered their final at-bat trailing 12-8. They scored two runs, but could not tie the game, and the Panthers pulled out a solid comeback victory to earn the split.

Pitt-Bradford returns to the Kessel Athletic Complex for a monster doubleheader with Penn State Altoona on Saturday, April 26. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.