Pioneers softball splits on Friday at spring break games in Florida

River FAlls 2, Transy 1

Transy 5 Stockton 2

Clermont, Fla. – The Transylvania softball team continued its spring break journey in Florida by earning a 5-2 victory over the Stockton University Ospreys before dropping a 2-1 decision to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Flacons in the second game of the day.

With the split, the Pioneers moved to 10-4 on the season and 8-2 for their spring break week with just one day of games remaining.

In the first game of the day, Transylvania jumped out to an early 2-0 lead thanks to hits from junior centerfielder Shelbi Poehlein and freshman second baseman Cece Wittry.

After the Ospreys got a run back in the bottom of the third, the Pioneers responded by scoring three runs in the top of the fourth.

Stockton was only able to add one more run in the bottom of the fifth, and Transylvania rolled to the 5-2 victory.

Senior pitcher Renae Morton earned the complete-game victory, her fifth win of the season, by scattering six hits and giving up just one earned run while fanning seven Stockton batters.

Sophomore catcher Janelle Hynes tallied three hits and two runs in the victory, while junior shortstop Brittany Mumford went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Game two was a pitching duel as both teams struggled to score. The three pitchers combined to record 17 strikeouts while giving up just two earned runs.

Transylvania looked strong early as the Pioneers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.

However, Wisconsin-River Falls responded by scoring two runs in the top of the second as the Falcons took a 2-1 lead that would hold up through the end of the game.

Mumford turned in another strong offensive performance for the Pioneers, batting 2-for-3 with a double. The junior also scored the Pioneers' lone run of the day.

Freshman pitcher Kameron Bowling went the distance for Transylvania, giving up just one earned run while recording 12 strikeouts in the loss.

The Pioneers will wrap up their spring break slew of games on Saturday when they face Western New England at 9:00 a.m. followed by an 11:30 a.m. matchup with Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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