ASTON, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine's offense racked up 24 hits and its pitching staff limited Stratford University to two runs in 14 innings as the Lions upped their home record to 8-0 this spring with a pair of victories on Tuesday afternoon. Brandywine was an 8-2 winner in game one and claimed the nightcap 5-0.
Game One: Penn State Brandywine 8, Stratford 2
Five players had multi-hit efforts in the opener, topped by a 3-for-4 performance from Alexandra Szpindor (Pottstown, Pa./Pope John Paul II), who also knocked in two runs. Haley Grossi (Monmouth Junction, N.J./South Brunswick) added two hits and two RBI, while Rachel Cherubini (Pottstown, Pa./Pottsgrove) singled, doubled and scored twice. Arianna Segich (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) tallied a pair of bunt singles and stole three bases, while Maddie Malfara (Ardsley, Pa./Abington) collected two hits.
Segich's first base hit came in the bottom of the first inning. She then stole second and third before scoring on a throwing error for the opening run of the game. Brandywine added three more runs in the second as Cherubini doubled in Grossi and Szpindor followed with a two-run single.
Grossi's two-run base hit made the score 6-1 in the fifth, while a wild pitch and Stratford's sixth error of the game allowed the final two runs to cross home one frame later.
Cara Fabiano (Bristol, Pa./Bristol) struck out four, while pitching all seven innings to record her eighth win of the year. She retired nine straight batters after a single to start the game before the Cardinals struck for a run on three hits in the fourth, but Fabiano settled down, yielding just two hits the rest of the way.
Game Two: Penn State Brandywine 5, Stratford 0
Taylor Baron (Chester Springs, Pa./Downingtown East) twirled the first complete game shutout of her career in game two, scattering five hits and allowing just six base runners overall. Baron, who is now 3-0 in seven appearances this spring, allowed just two Cardinals to reach second base and none moved to third.
Nikki Velez (Gloucester, N.J./Gloucester City) paced the Lions' offense with three hits and two runs scored, while Cherubini reached base in all four at-bats, tallying a single and three walks, and scored two runs. Szpindor added two more hits for a five-hit day.
Alyssa Sullivan's (Pennsburg, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) sacrifice fly scored Segich, while Cherubini crossed home via a wild pitch to give the Lions a 2-0 edge after one inning.
Brandywine tacked on single runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings to add to its lead. Cherubini scored on a sacrifice fly in the third and one inning later, she singled in Velez. Velez crossed home for the final run in the sixth on Fabiano's sacrifice fly.
Brandywine (15-13, 6-2 PSUAC) plays its final two non-conference games of the year next Tuesday at Cedar Crest beginning at 2:00 pm.
April 22, 2019 Malfara, Segich Hit Milestones On Senior Day
April 17, 2019 Brandywine Eases Past Scranton
April 16, 2019 Cedar Crest Edges Brandywine In Road Twin Bill
April 10, 2019 Sullivan Collects USCAA Hitter Of The Week Honor
April 9, 2019 Brandywine Downs Stratford; Remains Undefeated At Home
April 6, 2019 Brandywine’s Winning Streak Ends At Hazleton
April 4, 2019 Brandywine Bests Hazleton Twice In Final At-Bat
April 2, 2019 Szpindor Earns Weekly Honors From PSUAC, USCAA
April 2, 2019 Brandywine Extends Winning Streak To Eight Games
March 30, 2019 Lions Finish Off Season Sweep Of Schuylkill
March 29, 2019 Big Inning Leads Brandywine To Sweep
March 28, 2019 Brandywine Bounces Back To Sweep F&M
March 26, 2019 Lions Drop Two At King's
March 22, 2019 Brandywine Opens Conference Slate With Sweep
March 16, 2019 Lions Topped In Road Doubleheader By Swarthmore
March 6, 2019 Brandywine Falls In Florida Finale
March 3, 2019 Brandywine Suffers Setbacks To Muhlenberg And DeSales
March 2, 2019 Lions Edge New England 8-7; Split First Day In Florida
January 4, 2019 Brandywine Softball Announces 2019 Schedule
December 6, 2018 Brandywine Ranked Fifth In USCAA Directors’ Cup Standings
August 17, 2018 Brandywine Softball Welcomes 12 Newcomers