WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America softball team has now won seven-straight games and reached the 20-win plateau thanks to a sweep of the Hood College Blazers. The Cardinals were victorious in game one, 4-1, before a 1-0, extra inning win in the second contest.
Catholic trailed early, 1-0 in the second, against a Hood team that recently topped the No. 7 team in the country, but put up 13 hits in the game and plated two runs in the second on its way to the win.
Rookie starter Sabrina Scott was near unhittable as she allowed just two hits and no earned runs for the complete game victory.
A RBI single from fellow freshman Marissa Wimmer tied the game in the second before Wimmer eventually came around to score on a passed ball for the go-ahead run.
The Cardinals dominant pitching continued in game two as sophomore Kelly Lynch won her second-straight eight-inning affair by scattering five hits in the complete-game shutout effort. She finished the game with seven strikeouts.
With a runner placed on second in the bottom of the eighth, Valdes laid down a perfect bunt that forced a rushed throw to first that was off the mark and allowed Wimmer to score the walk-off run.
The Cards continue a four-game homestand this Saturday at 1 p.m., in a pivotal doubleheader against Landmark Conference foe Juniata.
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