Lynn Softball Heads Home from Cougar Classic

March 2, 2019

Softball

Bellarmine 4, Lynn 3

King 11, Lynn 2 (5 innings)

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

Lynn Softball Heads Home from Cougar Classic

Columbus, Ga. – Lynn University’s softball team finished its non-conference road schedule at the Cougar Classic with losses to Bellarmine and King on Saturday afternoon.  The Fighting Knights return home on Tuesday, March 5, for a Sunshine State Conference series against Barry.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Scores:
 Game 1- Bellarmine 4, Lynn 3; Game 2 – King 11, Lynn 1 (5 innings)

Records: Lynn (9-14), Bellarmine (7-7), King (7-0)

Location: Cougar Field | Columbus State
Series History: Lynn leads Bellarmine 2-1 all-time (last played in 2010); First meeting vs. King
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STATS OF THE GAME:

·         Game 1

o   Three members of the Blue and White collected multi-hit games: Mia Veliz was 2-for-3 with a walk; Natalie Costero was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs and Shannon Johnson was 2-for-3.

o   Makayla Caballero went 1-for-2 with a home run and two runs batted in.

o   Allyson Jameston (3-7) allowed four runs on five hits with three strikeouts and one walks.

o   Olivia Saviskas tossed 0.2 innings of relief.

o   Britney Purser drove in one run while going 1-for-2 at the plate.

o   Kayla Sheffield walked twice.

·         Game 2

o   King scored runs in all five innings, including three in the final frame.

o   Lynn’s lone run came in the third inning on a fielding error by the Tornados.

o   All three pitchers for the Blue and White saw action in the game with Kayla Sheffield (5-6) and Saviskas each allowing four runs before Jameston came into finish the game allowing three runs on three hits in the final 1.2 innings.

o   Veliz had the lone hit of the game for the Fighting Knights.

o   Purser, Wyatt and Arenson all walked.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

·         Caballero’s homerun was her first extra-base-hit of the season. She joins Sheffield and Johnson as the only players with a long ball this season.

·         Lynn only attempted one stolen base in the tournament. They have gone six games without a successful stolen base, the longest skid this season.

·         Veliz was caught stealing for the first time this season.  She is three stolen bases away from tying the single-season program record (16).

·         The Blue and White had zero strikeouts at the plate for just the second time this season (Feb. 8).

·         The 16 at-bats in game two mark a season low for the Fighting Knights.

·         Lynn’s squad has had three or more walks in 12 out of their 23 games this season.

·         Sheffield leads the SSC in walks (16).

UP NEXT:

The Blue and White return back home for SSC play on Mar. 5, for a mid-week series vs. Barry. Game one is slated for 3 p.m., fans can watch the action live on the Lynn Sports Network.

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Chad Beattie 
Assistant Athletic Director for Communications & Digital Strategy

Lynn University 
3601 North Military Trail 
Boca Raton, FL 33431 
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