Undefeated teams take down Softball during final day of spring training

Karina Graziani -

Softball at Carlow U


CLERMONT, Fla. - Carlow University softball wrapped up its spring training schedule in Florida March 9 with two tough losses.

The Celtics (4-6) narrowly lost, 5-3, to Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University (8-0).

The Blue Devils jumped out to a 5-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third inning.

Carlow cut the lead to 5-2 on a two-out, 2 RBI home run by sophomore Tristan Voss (Enon Valley, Pa.) in the bottom of the third.

The Celtics picked up another run in bottom of the fifth off a solo homer by Abby Stroud (JR/New Egypt, N.J.), but could not catch up to the Blue Devils.

Freshman Morgan Pierce (Leechburg, Pa.) was saddled with the loss, allowing four runs on four hits in two innings.

Stroud pitched the remainder of the game, allowing one run on three hits and striking out three.

Game 2

Carlow lost its final game of the trip, 13-2, in five innings against Indiana University South Bend (4-0).

The Titans scored four runs in the bottom of the first, and the Celtics answered in the top of the second with two runs of their own.

Carlow took advantage of costly South Bend errors to score the two unearned runs.

The Titans scored four runs in both the bottom of the second and third innings, putting them ahead, 12-2. 

South Bend added its final run in the bottom of the fourth, and when the Celtics could not answer, the game was called due to the mercy rule.

Alysa Fairman (SO/Pittsburgh, Pa.) suffered the loss on the mound, allowing eight runs on nine hits, walking one and striking out two.

Sophomore Annamarie Osiecki (Erie, Pa.) allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits, walked one and struck out four in two innings of work.

Carlow begins regular season action at Indiana University Southeast March 15 with a 1 p.m. River States Conference doubleheader. Links to live coverage can be found on the Carlow softball schedule page at Carlow.edu/Athletics.

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