Frostburg State needed an eighth-inning to win the nightcap and sweep a CAC softball doubleheader at York, and Mary Washington opened conference play Wednesday by topping visiting Hood twice.
FSU (12-10), which played in the 2011 CAC championship game, defeated York 5-2 and 1-0 in eight innings to move to the top of the CAC standings with a 4-0 record. YCP (5-11) falls into fourth place with a 2-2 conference record.
Mary Washington (12-10) opened conference play with 14-1 and 5-0 victories over Hood (5-14, 0-4 CAC). The Eagles match Salisbury's 2-0 record in conference play.
In non-conference action, Stevenson (8-12) dropped a pair of extra-inning contests, 2-1 (9 innings) and 1-0 (8 innings).
At York, FSU used a big first inning in game one and a spectacular, extra-innings pitching performance from senior Jordan Wright in the nightcap to earn a CAC doubleheader sweep over York (Pa.), 5-2 and 1-0 in eight innings. Senior pitcher Lauren Scrivener picked up the complete-game victory in the opener. Taylor Vandegrift, Amanda Hennessee, and Megan Butzner each had two hits. In Game Two, the spotlight shifted to Wright. She pitched all eight innings and allowed no runs, three hits and two walks while punching out two. The Spartans did not have a runner reach second base after the second inning until Vanessa Mendez was placed there due to international tiebreaking procedures in the bottom of the eighth. On the other side, Frostburg could not take advantage in the first seven innings. In the top of the eighth, Vandegrift was placed at second base and was sacrificed to third by Emilee Ray. Caitlin Lovend hit a sacrifice fly to bring her home and finally break the scoreless tie. In the bottom half, with Mendez on second, Wright got a strikeout and two groundouts to end the game.
At Mary Washington, the Eagles swept a doubleheader from Hood by
scores of 14-1 in five innings and 5-0 in a lightning-shortened six
inning game. The Eagles broke out offensively from the start in
game one, scoring seven runs in the first inning, and followed with
three runs in the second, three in the third, and one in the
fourth. Junior Brandee Adams had a
single and two doubles to lead the Eagle offense, while senior
Morgan Lamon added two singles and a
double. Kerry Busby,
Hannah Williams, and
Amanda Adams each had two hits for
UMW. Freshman Hannah Otterman
went the distance for the Eagles, scattering seven hits in five
innings, with two walks and two strikeouts with one earned
run. In the nightcap, the Eagles plated three runs in the
first and two more in the fifth in a game that was halted due to
lightning in the sixth inning and the Eagles winning, 5-0. Lamon
singled and tripled, Busby singled and doubled, and
Brianna D'Agata added a pair of singles
and a walk offensively. Junior Annie
Blaine gained the win, allowing four hits in 4.2
innings, with one walk and two strikeouts. Danielle
Cunetta got the save with 1.1 innings of scoreless
relief. On the day, freshman Brittany
Scites had two triples, a single, and five RBI.