In both games against Shippensburg on Saturday, runs were in short supply for the Marauders as they were shut out in game one with a score of 6-0. Starting pitcher Amanda Wink lasted just four innings, giving up three runs off four hits. The Raiders got on the board early in the first on a RBI double by Taylor Weisman that scored Jessie Trammell. Wink was able to hold the Raiders scoreless in the second, but not in the third when Kiersten Darhower scored on a sac fly. Then in the fourth, Shippensburg it made 3-0, when Liz Parkins doubled to score Hilary Lyons, ending Winks day early. In the fifth, Brianna Andraos replaced Wink but did not fare much better as she too struggled, surrendering three runs over three innings of work. She gave up a bases loaded single to Kirsten McClune which scored Tyler Thompson, followed by a bases loaded walk to Rachel Shumway that scored Weisman making it 5-0 Shippensburg. Andraos finally managed to stop the bleeding by getting Parkins to groundout to end the inning. The Raiders would tack on one more run in the sixth, when Thompson stole home plate to make the final score 6-0. Millersville managed only five hits during the game as they failed to solve Raiders starter Makenzie Lynn. The Raiders starter struck out 11 as she pitched a complete game.
Game two showcased the importance of great pitching, as ace Sarah Bertoni took the mound for the Marauders. She was lights out, as she completely dominated the Raiders, giving Millersville the 2-1 win. Bertoni surrendered one run over seven innings while striking out 11 and earned her 12th victory of the season. Once again the girls failed to really get anything going offensively against Raiders starter Emily Estep, managing only two runs off four hits. The runs came in the fourth inning when Gabbie Berry doubled bringing in DiFilippo who flew around the bases to score from first. Then in the fifth Bertoni scored on an error by the second baseman, giving the Marauders the 2-1 lead. Shippensburg’s lone run came in the fourth inning, when Thompson scored on an RBI double by Trammell. Then faced with runners on second and third with one out, Bertoni fanned the next two hitters she faced, thus ending the inning. With the win Millersville moves to 22-9 on the season, and will return to action on April 9 for a pair of games against West Chester. Game one is slated for 2:30 and game two is set for 4:30 in West Chester.