The Pensacola State college softball team traveled to Sanford, Florida this past weekend to play four games and walked away with as many wins. Continue reading below for individual game recaps.
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Both teams were strong on the rubber in the first game on Saturday, but the Pirates defeated Daytona State in a tight game.
In the third inning Raquel Latta and Myers hit back to back singles and both moved into scoring position courtesy of a sacrifice bunt. Latta then scored on a ground ball from Kaeleen Koehler to make it 2-0.
Daytona got on the board in the fourth when they strung together a couple of singles and a double, but the Pirates got out of the inning with a strikeout and heads up play from shortstop Madison Myers.
The score held the rest of the game and the Pirates walked away with the win. Madison Myers and Kayla Leibman were the leading hitters in the game with each picking up two hits. Shayne O'Connell grabbed the win pitching a complete game while recording 12 strikeouts.
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In the last game of the day the Pirates picked up a win over no. 12 nationally ranked Seminole State.
Pensacola got on the board in third when Kaeleen Koehler drove a 2-2 pitch over the centerfield fence for a grand slam. Seminole answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning courtesy of an error and double to make the score 4-1.
The score remained the same until the bottom of the fifth when the Raiders strung together some hits to plate three runs and tie the game at four.
The top of the seventh saw Kayla Leibman single and Kaeleen Koehler walk to set the table for Alexis Guzman to drive a double to the centerfield fence and score both runners giving the Pirates a 6-4 lead.
The Raiders threatened in their half of the inning, but a double play from Leibman ended the game and secured the win.
Guzman was 3-for-4 in the game with a double and two RBI's while Koehler was 2-for-3 and picked up her fourth homerun of the season. Savannah Foster started the game on the mound and threw 4.1 innings while only allowing one earned run and Shayne O'Connell came in for relief and picked up the win and struck out five in 2.2 innings of work.
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Pensacola kicked things of Sunday with a tight 2-1 victory against Broward.
Pensacola maintained control of the game from there and secured the win.
Savannah Foster recorded the win by throwing 5.1 innings and scattered six hits while striking out three. Shayne O'Connell earned a save by coming in to close out the game and did not allow any hits and struck out two in 1.2 innings of work.
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In the final game of the weekend the Pirates downed FSCJ 6-1. They got on the board first when true to form Madison Myers led off with a single and stole second. She then scored on a single from Kayla Leibman.
The scored stayed 1-0 until the fourth inning when Alexis Guzman singled and Sadie Rusteika entered the game to run for her. With two outs Kat McGlamry singled and Rusteika advanced to third and then both runners scored on a single off the bat of Raquel Latta. The Pirates plated another run when Destiny Pacetti scored on an single to left from Madison Myers to make it 4-0.
FSCJ finally got on the board in the sixth courtesy of a walk and double to make the score 5-1. In their half of the inning the Pirates answered back when Latta, Myers and and Leibman singled in succession to make it 6-1 and that ended the scoring for both teams.
Shayne O'Connell picked up her 10th win on the season by throwing a complete game and striking out 11 while only allowing four hits.
The Pirates will return to action on Friday, March 1st when they travel to Atmore, Alabama for a tournament.