Sailfish Offense Held in Check as St. Thomas Sweeps PBA Softball
March 28, 2013
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- Every time the Sailfish softball team needed a big hit on Thursday afternoon they appeared to just miss out. That’s the kind of day the Sailfish faced as they were swept 1-0 and 3-1 at St. Thomas University in Miami as the two South Florida opponents battled on a beautiful afternoon.
The pair of losses drops Palm Beach Atlantic to 16-18 on the season while St. Thomas improved to 12-6. The Fish will have the remainder of Easter weekend off from game action before getting back into the home stretch of the season beginning next week.
Mary Pippin tossed her second complete game of the season in Thursday’s opener but her efforts would be somewhat negated as the PBA offense managed only four hits while stranding a total of eight runners.
The Bobcats managed just one run in the game that came across to score in the bottom of the third inning but it would hold up as the Fish were held scoreless for just the third time this season.
Pippin finished with one walk and six strikeouts as her season record dropped to 4-3 on the season.
The Blue and White offensive efforts were once again frustrated by a resilient STU pitching staff in game two as PBA managed 10 hits but left 11 on base as they were defeated 3-1.
Amber Johnson (Loss, 10-7) tossed the first four innings of work and allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out one and walking one. Kayti Lundin pitched effectively in relief as she collected a pair of scoreless innings while scattering four hits with two walks and a strikeout.
Four different PBA hitters had multi-hit games in game two with senior Kara Anderson leading the way with a 2-for-2 performance while adding in a walk and a RBI. Camille Benito, Theresa Butler and Jen Hunter each added in two hits apiece with Butler scoring the only run.
PBA will host Lynn University for their next outing as they welcome the Fighting Knights to the Lake Catherine Complex on Wednesday, April 3 at 5 pm.