SANFORD, Florida - The #5 Raiders (7-2) split with Polk State (6-5) on a day when the bats were pretty much silent. In both games the team got outhit, but managed to come away with a split. They won the first game 5-3 and lost 5-2 in the second game.
SSC jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after three innings. Amy Lee, who had led off the inning with a walk, scored on a suicide squeeze by Chelsea Peace for the first run of the game. In the second inning, the Raiders tacked on two more runs. With bases loaded, Peace was hit by a pitch and Haley Hinz followed that with a walk to put the Raiders up 3-0. Jada Cruz scored on a wild pitch in the next inning, after she led off being hit by a pitch.
Marissa Adame kept the Eagles in check until the top of the 6th. She had a no-hitter going until the Eagles broke it up with a single to right (following a walk). Another single up the middle, scored the first run for Polk. Jenea Fedewa came in relief and got the next three batters out to end the threat.
Chelsea Peace led off the bottom of the 6th with a solo homerun to center, making it 5-1. In the top of the 7th, Fedewa got into trouble when after the first out, she gave up back to back singles. A foul fly out to rightfield left the Eagles with two outs and runners at second and third, but another single through the left side scored both runners and cut the lead to 5-3. Closer Samantha Guider shut down the rally as she struck out the final batter.
Adame (3-1) picked up the win, allowing two hits and one earned run while striking out three. Guider picked up her 2nd save of the season.
The offense only managed 4 hits, one each by Peace (HR), Haley Hinz, Payton Germer (2B), Lexi Koch.
The offense was virtually shut down by the Polk State pitcher in the second game. After lead-off singles in the first and second innings by the Raiders, Polk State sat down 15 straight batters until the bottom of the 7th. The Eagles took an early 3-0 lead, all on errors by the defense – which had committed only two errors all season up to that point. Polk added two more runs in the top of the 4th on three hits. Down 5-0, SSC tried their best to come back in the 7th. Peace led off with a walk, which was followed by a single to leftfield by Hinz and a RBI single by Chloe French. Hinz scored on a groundout to second by Breanna LaClair, but that was as close as the Raiders would get. An infield pop-up ended the game.
Gabi LoPresti (2-1) took the loss on the mound. She went 3.2 innings, allowing five runs (2 ER) on six hits and struck out two. Guider finished the game. Her line was 3.1 IP 2 hits and 2 K’s.
The offense again managed only 4 hits, all singles by Amy Lee, Hinz, and two by French.
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