Sailfish Fall to Tampa Before Getting Washed Out Against Saint Leo

Written by: Will Johansen, Sports Information Assistant

Photo courtesy of Ron HilliardPhoto courtesy of Ron Hilliard

CLEARWATER, Fla.- The second day of the Eckerd College Spring Invitational did not go in favor of the Palm Beach Atlantic softball team, as the blue and white dropped the opening contest 3-0 to the University of Tampa before having their second game of the afternoon vs Saint Leo rained out.

GAME ONE - PBA 0 UT 3

The Sailfish's third game in the Eckerd College Spring Invitational was a low scoring affair, as Rachel Hill (0-3) only allowed two hits through four innings of work. Both teams were held scoreless through four and a half innings of play.

The Spartans struck first in the bottom of the fifth with a walk, sacrifice bunt, and four consecutive singles, giving the Spartans three runs off of four hits. The three Spartans runs in the fifth were all that were needed, as Tampa won 3-0.

Juniors Victoria Gonzalez and Brianna Skipper each picked up two hits on the afternoon, the only four hits for the Sailfish.

Game Two - PBA vs SLU

The contest between the Sailfish and Lions were washed out due to the storm that came rolling in after the opening games on the day. The game is not set to be re-scheduled.

The Sailfish will conclude the tournament on Sunday, Feb. 7 against Chadron State, with the game scheduled for a 11:30 a.m. first pitch. The blue and white open their 2016 home schedule Friday, Feb. 12 in the opening day of the Sailfish Showdown.

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