Softball splits against Scranton with playoff hopes still alive

By Mateo Maduro

Over the weekend, the university’s softball team celebrated three members of the class of 2017 against Scranton University in the Landmark Conference doubleheader. The doubleheader ended in a split with the Rangers winning game two with a score of 3-2. Scranton won the first game 13-2 before the Rangers had a walk-off win in game two in the eighth inning, which now brings their record to 8-20 overall and 3-7 in conference standings. 

The team played a Landmark Conference doubleheader against Elizabethtown on April 14th, coming in strong and winning the first game 5-4. The second game Elizabethtown came on top by just one point 5-4. The next day the team experienced two losses at Moravian College, who were undefeated in the conference.

This put the Drew team in a more determined mood which they exhibited in their next game at Lehman College, winning both games by a landslide (10-2 and 21-9). Their next non-conference game was played at home against Hunter and although they experienced a loss in the first game they came back in the second game winning 6-5. After the game Coach Charlotte Labate spoke about their performance this season, saying “Its been a tough season, however my players are staying positive and playing hard every game.”

Drew’s second to last Landmark Conference doubleheader was played on April 23rd against Scranton, and saw Drew lose the first game but win the second. This leaves the Drew team going into their last conference doubleheader of the season against Susquehanna with a record of two wins and seven losses in the conference. After this split the Rangers sit fifth on the Landmark Conference standings, needing a win against Susquehanna this weekend to get into playoffs.

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