The Shippensburg University softball team faced off against Shepherd in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at Robb Field. The Raiders managed a 3-2 comeback victory in Game 1 but fell short in Game 2, losing 9-7.
In Game 1, Shippensburg (10-7, 4-2 PSAC East) overcame an early lead by Shepherd (17-9, 2-6), while Shepherd managed a late-game rally in Game 2, scoring seven runs in the final two innings to secure the win.
Junior Taylor Myers shined for the Raiders, going 4-for-7 with two RBIs. Hannah Marsteller, a graduate student, contributed four RBIs and two two-run home runs in Game 2. Sophomore Katelyn Minney delivered three hits and an RBI, while junior Alyssa Nehlen, freshman Caitlin Martell, and freshman Kaira Zamadics each contributed two hits, with Nehlen and Zamadics each adding an RBI.
Senior Emma Flattery achieved her fourth win of the season, pitching 4.1 innings across the two games, allowing three hits, and matching her season-high of five strikeouts. Sophomore Alicia Ball started Game 1, pitching five innings and allowing seven hits, with a season-high six strikeouts.
Shippensburg returns to action tomorrow in a PSAC East matchup against Bloomsburg at Robb Field at 2 p.m.
Game 1 saw Shepherd take an early lead, but Shippensburg rallied to secure a 3-2 victory. The win marked Head Coach Alison Van Scyoc’s 150th career win.
In Game 2, despite leading 7-2 at one point, Shippensburg couldn’t hold on, ultimately losing 9-7 as Shepherd staged a dramatic comeback in the final innings.