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SU Softball continues at regional with 9-2 elimination of Bowie State

In an NCAA Atlantic Regional elimination game, Shippensburg University’s softball team demonstrated strategic play to secure a 9-2 victory over Bowie State University. The game, held at Creekview Park, saw Shippensburg (34-20) execute a robust offense right from the start, scoring consistently in each of the first four innings to build a substantial lead.

The match began with Bowie State (20-23) taking an early lead with a solo home run in the first inning. Shippensburg quickly countered in the bottom of the first with senior Morgan Lindsay hitting a sacrifice fly that allowed sophomore Caitlyn Martell to score, tying the game. This early response set the tone for Shippensburg’s resilience and strategic gameplay.

As the innings progressed, Shippensburg showcased its depth. Freshman Emily Lafferty, contributing two hits and two runs, and freshman Brie Wilmot were pivotal in maintaining the offensive momentum. The team’s ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities was evident when Lindsay drove in multiple runs with a key hit in the third inning, which extended their lead significantly.

Defensively, Shippensburg made a strategic pitching change in the third inning, bringing in graduate Maelynn Leber. Leber pitched 4.1 scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and striking out one, effectively shutting down Bowie State’s offense for the remainder of the game.

Overall, seven of the nine players in Shippensburg’s lineup secured at least one hit, demonstrating a well-rounded team performance. The win enabled Shippensburg to advance to face East Stroudsburg in another elimination game scheduled for 3 p.m. This matchup was anticipated as another challenging encounter in their journey through the regional tournament.

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Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

Brenda Jackson Liu 1945-2024

Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

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