CLERMONT, Fla. – The University of Chicago softball team wrapped up its 12-game spring break trip to Florida with a pair of victories against Farmingdale State College and D'Youville College on Saturday.
The Maroons improved to 7-5 on the season.
Game One – UChicago 6, Farmingdale State 3
Farmingdale State got off to a fast start with a pair of two-out runs in the opening inning. By the fourth frame, UChicago drew it back to even. Junior outfielder Maeve Garvey smoked a RBI triple in the third. Then in the fourth, junior outfielder Serena Moss singled, stole second base, advanced to third on a grounder and scored on another groundout by first-year outfielder Abby Hayes.
The Maroons broke the game open in the fifth inning with a trio of scores. Moss tripled to drive in two, then scored on a sacrifice bunt from first-year third base Skye Collins. Junior first base Carly Schulz doubled in the sixth run of the game. Farmingdale State got one back in the bottom of the sixth, but went down in order to end the game.
Schulz and Moss both hit 2-for-4 on the day. UChicago tallied eight hits and one error.
Sophomore pitcher Megan Stoppelman (1-2 record) tossed all seven innings to get the complete-game win. Her pitching line included three runs, six hits, four walks and three strikeouts.
Game Two – UChicago 4, D'Youville 0
Jordyne Prussak pitched a shutout in the second game of the day, earning her team-best fourth win in the process. The junior ran into some trouble in the opening inning, but two runners were thrown out on the base paths.
The Maroons scored a pair of unearned runs in their half of the first thanks to errors. Sophomore shortstop Emma Nelson knocked a triple as well. UChicago eventually added a couple of insurance tallies in the sixth inning. Hayes smacked a RBI double to left field and Collins then came home on a passed ball.
Prussak's ledger included five hits, two walks and three strikeouts. The Maroons finished with seven hits and one error. Garvey and sophomore catcher Holli Jones each hit 2-for-3.
- Monday, Mar. 26 @ 3:00 PM – UChicago at Lake Forest College (DH)