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
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
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
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.