Softball picks up two conference wins against Midway (Ky.)

Karina Graziani -

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MIDWAY, Ky. – Carlow University softball attained two River States Conference wins on the road against Midway (Ky.) University Friday.

Rain and field conditions pushed the start of game one back almost three hours.

Celtics (12-10, 5-3 RSC) defeated the Eagles (12-20, 4-6 RSC), 3-2, in the first game.

Carlow put a run on the board in the first inning off a two-out double by Tristan Voss (SO/Enon Valley, Pa.) that scored Abby Stroud (JR/New Egypt, N.J.).

The Celtics added two more runs in the top of the third.

Adrianna Gottheld (SO/Charleroi, Pa.) hit a lead-off double, and sophomore Annamarie Osiecki (Erie, Pa.) hit a one-out single to bring her in.

Elaina Tkaczenko (SO/Sewickley, Pa.) entered to pinch run, and another double by Voss put runners on second and third with one out.

Senior Sofia Papageorge (Beaver Falls, Pa.) hit a sacrifice fly that scored Tkaczenko to put the Celtics up, 3-0.

The Eagles scored an unearned run in the bottom of the third and added another run in the bottom of the sixth, but the Celtics quickly put a stop to the rally.

Stroud picked up the complete game win, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out five.

Osiecki and Voss each went 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Game 2

Carlow held on for a 5-3 win in the nightcap.

Again, the Celtics scored a run in the first inning, adding three runs in the top of the second to extend the lead to 4-0.

Ciara Murray (FR/Windsor, Ontario) reached on an error by the third baseman in the top of the second.

Sophomores Keyara Morgan (Imler, Pa.) and Alysa Fairman (Pittsburgh, Pa.) singled back to back to score the first run of the inning and moved into scoring position on the throw home.

After a pitching change, another error by the Midway defense allowed Morgan to score.

Gottheld hit a sacrifice fly that scored Fairman and put the Celtics up, 4-0.

Midway cut the lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth, but the Celtics added an insurance run in the top of the seventh.

The Eagles tried to put together a two-out rally in the bottom of the seventh, but the Celtics held on for the win.

Osiecki was awarded the win on the mound, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and striking out seven.

Voss was 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Stroud went 2 for 4.

The Celtics face Asbury (Ky.) University tomorrow for an RSC doubleheader that begins at 1 p.m.

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