Lynn Softball Drops Opener to Tampa

March 15, 2019

Softball

Tampa 4, Lynn 1

Contact: Chad M. Beattie (561) 237-7341, cbeattie@lynn.edu

Lynn Softball Drops Opener to Tampa

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University’s softball team could not crack the Makaleigh Dooley code, dropping the series opener 4-1 to the University of Tampa.  Elizabeth Diaz smashed her first home run of the season for the Fighting Knights.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Game Tampa 4, Lynn 1

Records: Tampa (15-9, 7-6 SSC); Lynn (14-18, 4-6 SSC)
Location: Lynn Softball Field | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn trails 50-16 all-time (lost two of three in 2018)
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STATS OF THE GAME:

·         Diaz provided the fireworks for the Blue and White, belting a solo home run in the bottom of the second over the center field wall to cut the deficit to 2-1.

·         Errors proved costly for Lynn as Tampa scored two unearned runs off two errors.

·         Mackenzie Wyatt recorded the only other hit for Lynn.

·         Kayla Sheffield (7-9) was solid in the circle, scattering six hits over seven innings, allowing four runs, two earned, with a pair of walks.

·         Dooley (12-5) fanned five batters in seven innings.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

·         Diaz’s home run was the first of the season and 11th of her career.

·         Sheffield’s complete game was her 10th of the year.

·         Lynn has lost the series opener in all four of its SSC series this year.  The team has swept the doubleheader twice.

UP NEXT:

Lynn closes out its series with the Spartans with a noon doubleheader on Saturday.  Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.

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Chad Beattie 
Assistant Athletic Director for Communications & Digital Strategy

Lynn University 
3601 North Military Trail 
Boca Raton, FL 33431
cbeattie@lynn.edu 
+1 561-237-7000 | lynn.edu

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