This week the Shippensburg University softball team traveled to Chestnut Hill University where they swept the Griffins in a doubleheader on Wednesday.
Emma Flattery got the win on the mound in seven shutout innings for the Raiders. Flattery allowed five hits and had eight strikeouts in the Game One win.
The Raiders were off to a hot start in the first inning as freshman Katelyn Minney hit a two-run home run. The blast gave the Raiders a 3-0 lead.
The Raiders added another run to the lead in the fourth inning when sophomore infielder Maelynn Leber hit a single and Minney scored on the hit.
The Raiders tacked on another run to their lead in the sixth inning as Leber drove in another runner extending their lead to 5-0.
Morgan Brumbaugh added another run in the sixth inning with an RBI double that went into centerfield. Hannah Johnson scored and the Raider lead swelled to 6-0. The Raiders added one more run in the inning and won the first game of the doubleheader 7-0.
In the second game of the doubleheader the Raiders offense continued to roll as they scored 11 runs in the game.
The Griffins struck first in the game, however, as Anastasia Watson grounded out to the shortstop scoring Steph Tonuci from third.
The Raiders responded in the second inning when Lindsay hit a two-run home run, giving the Raiders a 2-1 lead. The Raiders extended that lead with a grand slam from Leber. The Raiders added four more runs in the inning and led the Griffins 7-1.
The Griffins cut into the lead in the third inning when Cunningham flew out to centerfield. The flyout allowed a runner to score, and the lead was cut down to 7-2.
In the fourth inning, the Raiders added to their lead with a bases load walk, which sent Morgan Defeo home. This made the lead 8-2.
The Raiders added three more runs in the sixth inning with a three-run homerun from Leber, which extended the Raiders lead to 11-2.
On Friday the Raiders traveled to play Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) foe Pitt-Johnstown. The Raiders dropped Game One of the doubleheader with the Mountain Cats 4-0. The Raiders rebounded in the second game of the double header with a 10-0 win.
The Mountain Cats struck first in the first inning when Kayla Meihl hit a two RBI single. The Mountain Cats extended that lead when Carly Santillo hit a single and Hailei Markee crossed home plate.
In the fifth Santillo hit a single and Gohacki scored, and the Mountain cats lead was extended to three.
The Mountain Cats piled on three more runs in the fifth inning and went on to defeat the Raiders in the first game of the double header.
In the second game of the double header, the Raiders offense exploded. The Raiders scored 10 runs and shut down the Mountain Cats.
Mackulin hit an RBI single, which sent Marsteller across and put the Raiders on the board 1-0. In the third inning Marsteller homered to right center and the Raiders extended the lead to 3-0.
The offense continued in the fourth inning when Minney drew a walk and allowed Taylor Myers to score. In the fifth inning, Myers singled, sending Johnson home. The RBI single extended the Raiders lead to 5-0.
The Raiders added five more runs in the remaining three innings of the game highlighted by a three-run home run by Minney. The Raiders won the second game of the double header 10-0.
The Raiders were scheduled to travel to IUP on Sunday, but the games were postponed. The Raiders are back in action on Saturday for a four-game weekend series against Seton Hill.