By Trevor Arnold
The KU women’s softball team earned their 11th-straight victory in their second game of a doubleheader against Shippensburg at North Campus Field on Friday, March 25, with a score of 4-3.
The Golden Bears began game two of their doubleheader with momentum fresh off of a win of 3-2 moments before. KU started the first inning of game two giving up a run to Shippensburg.
The team would trail the Raiders until Danielle Amato’s RBI hit late in the first inning allowed Sara Keeney to make a run, making the score 1-1.
After two scoreless innings, Shippensburg widened the gap to 3-1 with a home run from Chloe Collins, allowing two runs scored in the top of the fourth inning.
The Golden Bears later evened the score in the bottom of the fifth inning.
A failed pickoff attempt by Shippensburg allowed Sara Keeney to reduce the score deficit to one.
An RBI hit from Amato to left field then gave Blayse Cholish the chance to once again even the score at 3-3.
The Golden Bears continued their successful comeback late in the sixth inning where Marissa Linquist was able to make a run after an RBI hit to left field from Nicki Mann.
KU’s Savannah Nierintz picked up the win on the mound for the Golden Bears in both games, elevating her record from 7-5 to 9 wins on the season.
Sara Keeny’s performance against Shippensburg helped earn her title of PSAC Eastern Division athlete of the week on Monday, March 28.
The March 25 win brought the Golden Bears to an impressive 19-7 record overall.
The Golden Bears found another win against East Stroudsburg before being handed two consecutive losses by West Chester on April 2.