W&J Splits PAC Softball Twinbill At Chatham
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Junior pitcher Erin Shuman (Chester, W.Va./Oak Glen) earned the pitching win in game two and added three runs batted in to highlight Washington & Jefferson's PAC softball doubleheader split with Chatham on Wednesday. The Cougars (9-19, 1-11) won game one by a 6-1 margin, but the Presidents (13-17, 7-5) earned the split with a 5-1 victory in the nightcap.
The Presidents were limited to four hits in the first game and fell behind 6-0 after three innings when CU scored five times in the third. W&J scored its lone run in the sixth inning when freshman third baseman Sadie Marak (Butler, Pa./Butler) singled and scored on an error.
Sophomore Madison Rotto (Sarver, Pa./Freeport) took the loss after allowing six runs (three earned) on five hits in five innings. Freshman first baseman Paige Deley (Coraopolis, Pa./Montour) led the Presidents' lineup with two singles.
Shuman shut down the Cougars with a complete-game, four-hit performance, allowing just a second inning run, while fanning three.
W&J trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth before erupting with all five of its runs. Shuman's three-run double provided the eventual game-winning runs. Seven different Presidents had one hit in the second contest.
The Presidents continue conference play on Saturday when hosting Geneva at 1:00 pm at Brooks Park.