Weston, MA. - Lesley University softball picked up two close wins against Regis College on Sunday afternoon at Regis Field. In Game 1, Lesley scored five answered runs to take home a tight 5-4 win. Game 2 saw the Lynx control the contest from the beginning with a another close 4-2 win. The Lynx boost their record 9-5 record, Regis drop to 1-9 overall on the year.
GAME 1-LESLEY HIGHLIGHTS:
- Trailing 4-0 in the top of third inning, Lesley brought home two runs to cut the lead in half. First, Lindsey Jensen (Milton, MA.) doubled to center field to plate Jordan Raab (Rochester, N.H.), who reached on a walk, and sent Kristen DiCicco (Wantagh, N.Y.) home, after she reached on a double earlier in the fourth.
- The Lynx tied things up in the top of the fifth on one pitch. With two outs, Raab belted her second homerun of the year bringing home Riley Pickett (Rocky Hill, CT), Pickett reached on a walk to start the inning.
- All square at 4-4 in the top of the seventh, Raab picked up an RBI after being walked home. Lesley would go on to hold the advantage for the final three outs.
- Kara Haga (Levittown, N.Y.) picked up the win with a complete game performance. Haga picked four strikeouts while only allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits.
- Raab was the leader in the batter's box with two hits, two walks, and 3 RBI's. Seven other Lynx picked up a hit during the comeback.
GAME 2-LESLEY HIGHLIGHTS:
- The Lynx quickly took the lead in the first inning. Ashleigh Acker (Apopka, FL.) doubled down the first base line to send home Pickett to take a 1-0 lead.
- Acker picked up another RBI in the third after slapping another double to opposite field, this time scoring Jordan Day (Seminole, FL.).
- Pickett continued her hot hitting, as a solo homerun brought the Lynx lead to 3-0.
- The Pride closed in with two runs in the bottom of the fifth, but Lesley grabbed an insurance run in the top of the seventh. Pickett picked up her third RBI on the day as she had a sacrifice fly to bring home L. Jensen.
- Jen Thorburn (Groton, MA) picked up her fifth win of the season on another complete game performance. Thorburn punched out seven while only allowing two hits and two runs, both runs were unearned.
- Lesley as a team racked up nine hits, Day lead the way with three hits, while Acker and Pickett each had two hits of their own.
Lesley (9-5) return to the field Thursday, March 28, for a non-conference doubleheader with Framingham State. First pitch of game 1 will commence at 3:00PM.