The Millersville women’s softball team was swept in two games Monday afternoon against the West Chester Golden Rams by scores of 4-1 and 3-2 in games one and two, respectively.
The score of the first game seemed a little lopsided, but it went into extra innings. Millersville had tied the game up at one apiece in the top of the sixth inning. This came on a home run by Jordan Sheffield, making this her fourth home run for the season and the 11th for her career. It’s worth noting that Sheffield’s 11 career home runs make her tied for second place in Marauder softball history, being only one home run behind all-time leader Angela Lutz, who set the record in 1993.
The score remained deadlocked at one-to-one until West Chester’s Erin Whitman knocked a pitch out of the park to drive in three runs and give the Golden Rams’ the walk-off win in the bottom of the tenth inning. The first game went to West Chester, 4-1.
It didn’t take long for Millersville to get on the board in game two as they scored quickly in the first inning. Brittany Smith gave the Marauders a 1-0 lead with a single that came off of a bunt, bringing Jordan Sheffield home. Later in the top of the sixth inning, Heather Lutz sent a pitch out of the park to give the Marauders a 2-0 lead. However, in the bottom of the sixth, the Golden Rams tied the game up after two RBI singles and then won the game in the bottom of the seventh inning with an RBI double. These were two crushing defeats for the ladies, as they were so close to victory in both games slipping away at the last second.
With these two losses, the Marauders softball team now sits at 15-19 on the season with a 7-12 record in PSAC play.