Raiders junior Hannah Marsteller broke the school record for career home runs and career RBIs on Saturday in the first game of SU’s doubleheader against Shepherd University.
Marsteller broke the record on her first at bat of the day with a two-run home run to center field. The home run brought her to 40 career home runs and 157 career RBI’s. She surpassed Hope Cornell’s previous home run record.
The home run also put Marsteller past Jaime Dacey’s career RBI record of 156. Marsteller broke the record in 384 career at bats.
Masteller’s record-breaking home run in the first put the Raiders in front 2-0. In the second inning, Katelyn Minney hit a single that scored Taylor Myers and left two other runners on base. The Raiders were not able to score either of the runners and went into the next inning up 3-0.
After a scoreless third inning, the Rams got on the board in the top of the fourth inning when Nicole Purtell hit a single up the middle scoring Ashley Burger. SU’s lead was cut down to 3-1.
In the Raiders half of the fourth, Morgan Lindsay hit a grand slam which added four runs to the Raiders lead.
In the fifth inning, the Raiders added one more run to the lead when Minney flew out and Nehlen scored, extending their lead to 7-1. The Raiders won the first game of the doubleheader 7-1.
In the second game, the Raiders struck first again after a scoreless first and second inning. Nehlen hit a single to right field which allowed Aryanna Briddell to score.
In the fourth inning, the Rams took the lead when Purtell hit a triple scoring one Shepherd runner, and another runner scored on a fielding error. The Rams took the lead 2-1.
Later in the inning Caitlin Donnely reached first base on a field error and Chloe Burton scored, extending the Rams lead to 3-1.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Raiders cut into the lead when Lindsay hit a double to left field Emma Mackulin scored making the score 3-2. The Raiders would not be able to send that tying run across and would fall to the Rams and split the doubleheader.
The Raiders will be back in action on Tuesday when they face Holy Family University at 2 p.m.