Amato’s walk-off RBI leads to victory for KU softball

By Trevor Arnold

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KU softball earned a comeback victory in game two of a doubleheader against Millersville at north campus field on Friday April 8, with a score of 5-4.

A walk-off RBI from Danielle Amato late in the seventh inning allowed KU to secure the win.

The Golden Bears started strong after a 4-3 loss to Millersville in game one. Amato’s 2 RBI hit in the bottom of the first inning allowed Sara Keeney and Blayse Cholish to take home, making the score 2-0.

“Our team was a lot more engaged in this game compared to game one,” said Asja Saito, KU infielder.

“We talked a lot more on the field and made less mistakes.”

KU’s momentum would continue until the top of the third inning, where Millersville’s Heather Lutz hit a 2 RBI double, allowing Jamie Trewhella and Jaynie Black to even the score at 2-2.

Millersville’s third inning rally continued after RBIs from Brittany Smith and Megan McCurdy, leading to runs from Heather Lutz and Kelsey Campbell, letting Millersville take the lead 4-2.

KU made their comeback late in the fifth inning. Danielle Sienko hit a sacrifice fly to right field, giving Cholish another run and once again evening the score, this time at 4-4.

The Golden Bears retook the lead late in the seventh inning. An RBI double to left field from Amato allowed another run from Cholish, earning the Golden Bears a walk-off win.

Pitcher Bridget Newman picked up her fifth win of the season in game two of the doubleheader, bringing her season record to 5-1 overall.

“We had the same fight as we did in the first game,” said Jen Probst, Millersville coach. “We just came up short this time.”

The Golden Bears’ winning streak continued in their following two games against Shippensburg on April 10 before losing game two of a doubleheader against East Stroudsburg University on April 16.



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