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Win: Blourne (6-6) 5.050003
Loss: JORDAN (15-4) 6.051124
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Penrod (UNF) 302000
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Win: YEAGER (5-1) 7.051144
Loss: Matzko (11-16) 5.163235
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Bryant (UNF) 211010
Griffin (UNF) 101000
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Softball splits Saturday doubleheader at UNF
Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Logan Butts
Softball splits Saturday doubleheader at UNF

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a slow start to the day, the Lipscomb women’s softball team came back strong to defeat North Florida 6-1 to split Saturday’s doubleheader in DeLand, Florida.

Lipscomb (27-11, 7-4) bats woke up early in game two, notching a run in the first inning. After senior Caitlin Plocheck reached on a fielder’s choice, junior Sarah Higgins doubled down the left field line to give the Lady Bisons a 1-0 lead.

In the third inning, senior Abby Fenichel homered to left, scoring freshman Caitlin Turner and putting Lipscomb ahead 3-0.

Lipscomb put the game away with a four-run seventh inning. Fenichel started things off with a double to right center. She reached home on a single from Plocheck, giving Lipscomb a 4-0 lead.

After Higgins reached base on a fielder’s choice, sophomore Hannah DeVault blasted her second home run of the season to put Lipscomb ahead 6-0.

Sophomore Chloe Yeager pitched a complete-game for Lipscomb, allowing just five hits and four walks with four strikeouts. She is still undefeated as a starter, and 5-1 overall.

Sydney Matzko earned the loss for North Florida (22-24, 2-9). She is 11-16 on the year.

 

GAME ONE: North Florida 1 Lipscomb 0

The Lipscomb softball team dropped game one of their doubleheader with North Florida 1-0 in what was a pitcher’s duel and a defensive battle between the two squads.

The Lady Bisons were not able to find a run in the seven innings of action, despite five hits. The Ospreys were able to conjure up one run with the same hit total.

In the fourth, North Florida’s Kayla McGory reached base after being hit by a pitch, stole second, advanced to third on a sacrifice fly, and then scored on a bunt single from Tiffany Lower. The 1-0 lead was enough for the UNF win.

Lipscomb junior Mandy Jordan went the distance, allowing five hits, one run, and two walks and dealing four strikeouts. The loss puts her at 15-4 on the year.

Freshman Caitlin Turner led the Lady Bisons with two hits leadoff position in three at-bats.

Sophomore Peyton Ward notched a double, the game’s only extra base hit.

 

QUICK HITS:

  • Fenichel’s two RBI in game two added to her team-high total of 24. Her home run also gave her a team-high five four-baggers. It was her eighth multi-RBI game of the year, also a team-high.
  • Higgins’ team-best seven game hitting streak came to an end in game one, as did Fenichel’s four-game hitting streak.
  • Junior Jordan Fortel has the longest hit streak now at four games.
  • DeVault, Fenichel, and Fortel each went 2-4 from the plate in game two. It was Fenichel’s 10th multi-hit game of the season, DeVault’s eight, and Fortel’s sixth. Turner earned her ninth multi-hit outing in game one.
  • Turner stole her 14th base of the season in game one, while Ward reached the same mark in game two. They are tied for the team lead.

 

NEXT UP: Tomorrow’s series ender has moved up from a noon start to a 9 a.m. first pitch due to incoming inclement weather in Jacksonville.