Lady Panthers eliminated from AMCC Tourney

Sydney Mosby
Senior Sydney Mosby

ERIE, Pa. – The Pitt-Bradford softball team suffered a 9-3 defeat to Mount Aloysius in an elimination game of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament on Sunday, May 4.

With the defeat, Pitt-Bradford (23-13, 15-5) ends its run at a conference championship and finishes the season in third place.

Sophomore Jenifer Anthony received the start in the circle for the Lady Panthers. Anthony tossed 4.1 innings of work and allowed six runs, five earned, on 10 hits. She struck out four. In the fifth, junior Krista Jacobs relieved Anthony and finished the game. Jacobs surrendered three runs, all earned, on four hits. She fanned one.

Senior Sydney Mosby, playing in her final collegiate contest, was a perfect 2-for-2 in the batter’s box. Mosby leaves a strong legacy as the go-to player on the Panthers’ roster for the past four seasons.

The Panthers jumped on the board first in the top of the third as two runs crossed. Mount Aloysius got one back in the bottom half as the two teams finished the third inning with Pitt-Bradford leading 2-1.

In the fourth, the Mounties worked another runner across to even the score at two runs each. In the fifth and the sixth, Mount Aloysius found a way to produce seven runs in just two innings.

The deficit was too large for the Lady Panthers to overcome as they fell to the Mounties in the end.

Pitt-Bradford loses two players to eligibility, Mosby and Carly Lynn. The remainder of the squad will return in 2015 looking to make another run deep into the conference tournament.