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WAYNESBURG, Pa. – Carlow University softball swept a non-conference doubleheader on the road against Waynesburg University Tuesday, winning 8-1 and 5-3.
The Celtics (17-13, 7-5 RSC, 1-1 USCAA) were 4-4-1 all-time coming into today’s contests against the Yellow Jackets (6-22, 2-8 PAC).
Carlow won the first game, 8-1.
Waynesburg got on the board first, scoring a run in the bottom of the second. The Celtics tied the game, 1-1, in the top of the third.
Carlow gained momentum, scoring three runs in the top of the fifth.
Alysa Fairman (SO/Pittsburgh, Pa.) hit an RBI single up the middle to score a run, and Abby Stroud (JR/New Egypt, N.J.) hit a two-out, 2 RBI double to extend the Carlow lead to 4-1.
The Celtics added four runs in the top of the seventh.
Sofia Papageorge (SR/Beaver Falls, Pa.) hit a bases-loaded single to bring in two runs, and Julia Draper (FR/Elkland, Pa.) hit an RBI single to make the score, 7-1. Papageorge snuck home on a throw down to second that picked off Draper to give the Celtics the 8-1 advantage.
Papageorge went 2 for 4 with two RBI.
Freshman Morgan Pierce (Leechburg, Pa.) allowed only one run on five hits with one strikeout in the complete game effort.
The Celtics won the nightcap, 5-3.
Carlow scored all five of its runs in the top of the third.
Sophomore Olivia Graff (Natrona Heights, Pa.) started the inning with a double to left-center. Olivia Hutton (JR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) put down a bunt and made it safely to first to put runners on the corners.
Ciara Murray (FR/Windsor, Ontario) hit an RBI single, and Elaina Tkaczenko (SO/Sewickley, Pa.) reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases.
Fairman hit a ground out to shortstop to score Hutton, and Tristan Voss (SO/Enon Valley, Pa.) singled to center to put the Celtics up, 3-0.
With runners on second and third, Keyara Morgan (SO/Imler, Pa.) singled to bring in the fourth run, and Adrianna Gottheld (SO/Charleroi, Pa.) scored on a throwing error by the shortstop to give Carlow a 5-0 lead.
Waynesburg scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, two of which were unearned, but the Celtics held off the attack.
Murray was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Fairman picked up the win on the mound, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits while striking out two.
Carlow hosts crosstown rival Point Park University for an RSC doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Links to live coverage can be found at Carlow.edu/Athletics.
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