Softball Falls Saturday at Georgia Tech and BU
The Nittany Lions lost 7-6 to Georgia Tech with a walk-off home run and lost 4-0 to Boston College.
CHARLOTTE, NC – Pennsylvania State Softball lost both games to Georgia Tech (7-6) and Boston College (4-0) in Saturday’s Queen City Classic.
In their first contest against Georgia Tech, Penn State rallied from a 4-run down to tie the game, but eventually fell to a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the 7th inning.
in the first game, Kaitlyn Morrison A three-run home run and an RBI single made it 2-3, pulling the Nittany Lions back from a 6-2 deficit to tie the game against Georgia Tech. Lexi Black He doubled in the second game against the Terriers, going 2-2.
Game 1: Georgia Tech 7, Penn State 6
Penn State picked up where it left off the night before. Maggie Finnegan Start the game in singles. later, lyanna jones Rope a double into the left center field gap and bring a charging Finnegan home from the start.
The Yellow Jackets hit back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the second to tie the ball game at 1.
Kylie Ringenfelter Entered the game as a starter in relief Vanessa Autry With two outs, the Nittany Lions were unable to move the bases-loaded jam. Two straight hitters were walked, and Yellow managed an infield hit for his Jackets to add two more runs, and Nittany put the Lions ahead 3–1.
Penn State responded to Morrison’s fourth inning with a single from the left. Maddie Gordonwas running on behalf of Cathy Lindmark.
Paige Maynard In the top of the fourth inning, the Yellow Jackets kept the pressure on. Grace Connelly tripled from the wall in center field and scored on a single. Reese Hunter then hit a two-run home run, and the Yellow Jackets extended their advantage to four.
Lydia Spalding He then entered the Nittany Lions game with two outs in the fourth to put Penn State out of the inning.
Penn State made the stand in the top of the sixth inning. lyanna jones He led with a solo home run that cleared the left field foul pole and cut the Yellow Jackets lead to three.
Lexi Black follow her for a walk, Cathy Lindmark Single raising Morrison. She hit her 3-run homer and tied the game with Nittany’s 6th for the Lions.
Bailey Parshall Entering the circle in the bottom of the sixth gave the Nittany Lions a chance to take the lead in the seventh by overthrowing the Yellow Jackets.
Lydia Coleman beat the grounder to the shortstop, Cathy Lindmark I walked, but the Nittany Lions couldn’t bring anyone home.
Georgia Tech’s Beth Allen homered from Partial to win the game for the Yellow Jackets in the bottom of the seventh.
The Terriers jumped out to an early lead when Kaitlyn Coker singled up center and scored with Lauren Kelleher at third. Coker scored in the overthrow and BU started with his 2-0 advantage early on.
Parshall settled into the game in the second inning and kept the Terrier full through the sixth.
The Nittany Lions struggled to accomplish anything on the attacking side. Black doubled in the 4th and Jones got into scoring position after walking in the 6th and swiping the bag, but the Nittany Lions couldn’t put them back together.
In the sixth inning, when Coker brought a runner home from first base on a triple, the Terriers struck again. Coker scored when Emily Gant hit a sacrifice fly to left field.
The Nittany Lions were unable to react as the Terriers defeated them 4-0.
to the next
The Nittany Lions will wrap up the Queen City Classic against Boston College at 9am tomorrow and travel to Hampton, Virginia next weekend for the Pirate Spartan Classic.
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