KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Marian University softball (7-5, 0-0 NACC) fell to Rowan 2-0 to open the fourth day of their spring trip before falling to Ramapo 7-3.
In a total pitching duel, the Sabre softball offense could only manage two hits and six walks in the opener falling to Rowan. The Profs struck first taking advantage of the lone error in the game to score a pair off of a single. Marian looked poised to score in the third but the inning would be cut short by a line drive that was snagged by the pitcher, in what proved to be one of the few chances Marian would conjure up.
In the circle, junior Paige Rauhut (2-3) took the tough-luck loss throwing all 7.0 innings scattering 10 hits and not allowing a single earned run. Offensively, senior Lindsey Strainis didn’t record an official at-bat drawing a pair of walks, while sophomore Alexa Rodriguez also reached twice with a hit and a walk. Freshman Hannah Cozzi had the other hit for the Sabre offense in the defeat.
Defensive miscues continued to haunt the Sabres as Marian would allow six unearned runs against Ramapo after committing four errors. Freshman Andrea Meagher opened the scoring when she was able to touch home following an error in the third. A triple from the Roadrunners in the next half inning, however, gave Ramapo the lead.
Cozzi was able to retake the lead for Marian with a two-RBI single in the fifth that plated Rodriguez and Strainis but a tough sixth inning proved to be the difference. The Roadrunners were able to score five times in the bottom of the sixth after taking advantage of two Sabre errors to come back for the win.
Sophomore Myranda Schuttenhelm (4-2) tossed 5.0 innings only allowing one earned run allowing five hits in the start. Fellow sophomore Peyton Loesch paced the offense going 3-for-3 in the game with a walk.
Marian closes out their spring trip taking on Grinnell at 10:15 a.m. (CDT) and Tufts at 2:45 p.m. (CDT) tomorrow, Thursday, March 21, from Hancock Park.