The Shippensburg University softball team returned to Rob Sports Complex for the first time this season. The Raiders would struggle throughout the whole series, however, and fall in both doubleheaders.
In the first game, the Griffins struck first in the fourth inning when Natlia Greco hit an RBI fielder’s choice. The Griffins extended their lead in the inning after Grace Paredes hit a single, allowing Greco to score, and the Griffins extend their lead to 2-0.
In the sixth inning the Raiders cut into the lead when Hannah Marsteller hit a homerun to left center field. The Raiders were not able to tie the game and would lose the first game of the series 2-1.
The second game of the Saturday doubleheader was not any better for the Raiders. The Griffins struck first in the second inning. Nichole McClendon drew a walk with the bases loaded, which sent Greco home, giving the Griffins a 1-0 lead.
The Griffins extended their lead in the fifth inning when Morgan Toal hit a single to center field. One runner scored and the Griffins extended the lead to 2-0.
Later in the inning, Paredes hit a single up the middle scoring two runners and the lead was doubled to 4-0.
The Raiders got on the board in the seventh when Marsteller hit another homerun. Marsteller’s homerun would not be enough, however, as the Raiders lost the second game of the doubleheader 4-1.
On Sunday, the two teams met again for another double header. In the first inning, Toal drew a walk and Jenna Osikowicz scored off of a wild pitch. The Griffins got the lead 1-0.
The Raiders were able to tie the game in the fourth inning when Katelyn Minney hit a single that drove in Masteller.
In the fifth inning, the Griffins broke the tie when Osikowic hit a solo homerun. With the homerun, the Griffins took the lead 2-1. Later in the fifth inning, Ryan hit a homerun, which extended the Griffins lead to 3-1.
The Raiders would not be able to come back and would fall in the first game of the Sunday double header 3-1.
In the second game the Raiders’ struggles continued as the Griffins put up seven runs in the game. The Raiders were only able to score two runs and would fall to Seton Hill 7-2.
The Raiders will look to rebound on Wednesday when they face Wilmington at 2 pm.