Softball Sweeps Coppin State in Doubleheader
By Anthony Vasquez | @Ant_Vasquez3
BALTIMORE, MD – It was another pair of blowout nonconference performances for Syracuse today. This time, an 0-16 Coppin State squad were the victims of an Orange offensive onslaught that saw SU win both games by a combined score of 20-6.
Ariana Adams and Lindsey Hendrix were the winning pitchers after they each did their jobs throughout. Hendrix threw three hitless innings before she gave way to relievers Jolie Gustave and Kaia Oliver to finish things off.
Meanwhile, Ariana Adams won her outing in a relief appearance after Summer Clark departed after three innings with the game still tied. Speaking of Clark, the freshman got back on the right track after a few rough outings. She gave up just two hits and an earned run in three innings.
Even though the pitching was stellar, the offense was the side of the ball that stole the show.
Every player in the lineup except for Paris Woods got aboard in game one. Kelly Breen, Laila Alves, and Olivia Press all collected two RBIs in game one.
Syracuse rode three a three run third and seventh inning to win the first of two 7-3.
The hot bats heated up even more in the second game as the Orange tallied 13 more hits and runs to win handily 13-3.
Kelly Breen launched a two run shot to get things started in the first while Angel Jasso doubled in a run in the third.
Jasso’s run scoring double was the start of a 10 run third inning that saw 16 hitters come to the plate. SU amassed seven hits, a walk, and a hit batter while Coppin State helped out the offense by committing two errors.
This time, every starter managed to reach base at least once.
Despite the lightning strikes put up by the offense, it still lacked any slugging considering ‘Cuse managed just three extra base hits throughout the doubleheader.
Thankfully, you don’t need extra base hits when everyone in the lineup is stringing together hits at a mindboggling pace.
The wins in Baltimore mark the end of a short Maryland trip. Next up is a battle with Iona and Hofstra over the weekend the Hempstead, NY.
SU will play the Gaels and Pride in another twin billing Saturday, while an extra matchup is scheduled with the Pride Sunday morning.