The women’s softball team returned from a successful Florida trip with a 5-3 record.
During their trip, the team received production from both the offensive and defensive side, giving the players momentum going into their first home game against Stevens Institute of Technology.
The Devils had players who were going through hot streaks lately.
Senior pitcher and third baseman Megan Golembiewski won Freedom Player of the Week, according to fdudevils.com, and senior Megan McInaw was pitching like the pitcher of the year should pitch.
The Devils were able to keep their success going against Stevens as they took both games during the double header.
McInaw was the star of the first game as she pitched a complete game shutout.
McInaw had little offensive support during the first game, but the Devils were able to take the victory, 3-0.
McInaw finished the game with five strikeouts and gave up four hits.
She was in a jam during the sixth inning when she had runners on first and second, and nobody out.
But McInaw stayed poised and was able to battle out of this jam.
The offensive production came from a first inning run because of a Stevens’ error.
The game stayed at 1-0 until the fifth when freshman outfielder Sam Trotta hit a home run to give the Devils a 2-0 lead. McInaw decided her stellar pitching wasn’t enough as she finished the scoring for game one with a RBI double.
Game two was a different story for the Devils because their bats woke up.
Junior Karla Babb kept the team in the game, pitching five innings and allowing six runs to score, and McInaw returned to the mound to pick up the save.
The Devils were able to win this close game, 8-7.
Sophomore catcher Sarah Lima decided to show off her power with a two run home run. McInaw and sophomore Toni-ann Canova had two RBI’s, and junior Elizabeth Spiller finished with an RBI.
This sweep improved the Devils to 7-3 on the season. The softball team hopes to keep this momentum going into conference play.