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.
Megan McGuire (’17) hit the game-winning double to left center with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning during game two. Center fielder Phylicia Pellot (’17) picked up a hit in game one after three times at bat. During game two, Drew took a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning, which secured them to win the game after gaining one more run and keeping Scranton away from the win. After this split the Rangers sit fifth on the Landmark Conference standings, needing a win against Susquehanna this weekend to get into playoffs.
The Rangers were unable to continue their momentum, dropping both games in their doubleheader against the College of Staten Island, their last non-conference game of the season. Despite the losses, McGuire was able to reach the 100 hit milestone before the Ranger’s final games against Susquehanna this Saturday. Emma Agositini (‘17) turned in an impressive performance on the mound, allowing only seven hits and four walks throughout her six innings of pitching. She also threw two strikeouts over the course of her pitching.
The Rangers will seek to improve on their record as they travel to conference opponent Susquehanna University on Saturday for a double-header beginning at noon.