Sophomore Makenzie Lynn tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in a complete-game five-hit shutout in Game 1 on Saturday afternoon as the Shippensburg University softball team split a road PSAC East doubleheader at Millersville. The Raiders blanked the hosts 6-0 in the opener before dropping the nightcap by a 2-1 margin.
Lynn threw 101 pitches and walked one for her fifth win of the season. Junior Emily Estep – coming off her Friday no-hitter – allowed four hits and one earned run with 10 strikeouts but earned the Game 2 loss.
Sophomore designated player Jessie Trammell batted 3-for-7 on the day and drove in SU’s lone run in Game 2 with an RBI double. Sophomore shortstop Taylor Weisman knocked in two runs in the opener while going 2-for-2 from the plate – including an RBI double in the first inning that scored Trammell for a 1-0 SU lead.
Weisman drove in her second run in the third when senior right fielder Kiersten Darhower led off with a walk, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored thanks to Weisman’s sacrifice fly to center.
After Lynn struck out the side in the bottom third, an RBI double in the top fourth from sophomore third baseman Liz Parkins pushed SU’s lead to 3-0. The Raiders tacked on two more runs in the fifth, beginning with a double by sophomore center fielder Tyler Thompson.
Thompson scored four batters later on an RBI single from junior catcher Kirstin McClune that loaded the bases. Junior second baseman Rachel Shumway then drew a full-count walk to bring home Weisman, who singled earlier in the frame, for a 5-0 margin.
With one out in the sixth and Thompson and Trammell at third and second, respectively, Thompson stole home for the game’s final run.
The Raiders travel to East Stroudsburg on Tuesday for a PSAC East doubleheader beginning at 2:30 p.m.