Lady Panthers suffer first loss of AMCC Tourney, 5-4

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Junior Ang Comilla

ERIE, Pa. – The Pitt-Bradford softball team scored a late run to momentarily take the lead, but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers fell to Penn State Altoona 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh on Saturday, May 3.

Pitt-Bradford (23-12, 15-5) managed to take the lead on a late home run from freshman Jessica Ginther, her second of the contest, before the Lions moved two across in the bottom half to steal the win.

It was senior Sydney Mosby in the circle again for the Panthers in day two action. Mosby pitched her third consecutive complete game and allowed five runs, four earned, on nine hits. She fanned three.

At the plate, junior Ang Comilla and Ginther led the charge for Pitt-Bradford. Comilla tacked on one RBI, while Ginther went yard twice and drove in three runs.

The Panthers took the lead in the top of the second when Ginther smashed her first home run of the game, a two-run shot. Mosby was on after a single to lead off the inning and Pitt-Bradford had control early.

Penn State Altoona tied it up in the fourth when they scored two runs of their own. In the fifth, they took the lead after moving one across to put the Panthers in a late deficit.

Ginther stepped to the plate in the seventh and crushed her second shot of the outing. The run put Pitt-Bradford in the lead, but only momentarily.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Lions tied the game and had the winning run at second base. A base hit single up the middle scored the runner from second and handed the Lady Panthers their first loss of the tournament.

With the defeat, Pitt-Bradford will face the winner of Mount Aloysius and La Roche later this evening in an elimination game.