Hot Hitting Continues for Sailfish Softball as They Sweep Chestnut Hill

Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations

The Sailfish Softball Team is Now 9-9 on the Season After Sweeping Chestnut Hill College. Photo Courtesy of: Damon Higgins.

Box Score

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Sailfish softball team returned to Simpson Field on Wednesday evening as they battled Chestnut Hill College for a pair of games in near perfect weather conditions. Try as they might the Griffins would be no match for the ‘Fish as Palm Beach Atlantic swept a pair of mercy-rule contests by the scores of 8-0 and 10-0.

Hailing from the state of Pennsylvania and fresh out of temperatures in the single digits the Griffins (2-4) were also coming off a four game stretch on Tuesday as their trip began late due to a snow storm.

The Sailfish have now won three straight after earning a win in game two on Tuesday versus Florida Southern as their season record now sits at 9-9.

Game One

The opening game of the day saw the Sailfish send junior Amber Johnson (Win, 1-3) to the pitcher’s circle as she sought out her first win of the season. The West Palm Beach native responded nicely with the opportunity and fired off five shutout innings on her way to allowing only two hits and striking out five.

On offense it was sophomore Kayla Knight once again leading the way for PBA as she finished 3-for-4 from the leadoff spot. Shelby Wood added a 2-for-3 game as well with the ‘Fish finishing with nine hits in the win.

After scoring one in the first inning on a Victoria Gonzalez sacrifice fly the Sailfish would add on two more in the second thanks to a Griffins’ error and a Devin Williams RBI single.

PBA piled on four more in the third inning to take a commanding lead which included the first-ever PBA homerun at Simpson Field as Gonzalez launched her fifth blast of the season over the left-field fence. Karina Langer and Knight also contributed RBI hits in the inning.

The game would end in the bottom of the fifth as Knight registered another RBI single for the 8-0 lead.

Game Two

The nightcap also saw the PBA bats come alive as they also took advantage of three CHC errors.

Williams delivered the big hit of the night with a bases-clearing triple in the second inning while PBA put the game out of reach with a five-run third frame.

Theresa Butler contributed a RBI double in the inning while a triple for Brianna Rano brought home two more runs. A sacrifice fly from Williams and a run-scoring single off the bat of Wood concluded the scoring in the big five-run inning.

In the circle it was the duo of Corrie Boggess (Win, 4-3) and Rachel Hill who limited the Griffins to just one hit in the game. Both right-handers registered three strikeouts each.

No PBA player had more than one hit in the game however Williams drove home four runs while Rano added in a pair of RBI’s.

The Sailfish will hope to keep their momentum going into Saturday, Feb. 28th when they take on Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida beginning at 1 pm.

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