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Brumbaugh helps lead Shippensburg to win

Raiders defeat Chestnut Hill, 13-1 in five innings, and defeat Upper Iowa, 774


The Shippensburg University softball team picked up a pair of wins Wednesday in Florida, defeating Chestnut Hill 13-1 in five innings and Upper Iowa 7-4 in action at the Auburndale Complex.


Shippensburg (5-4) totaled 10 hits and drew 19 walks en route to its victories. SU’s pitchers allowed just five runs (four earned) on the day and did not walk a batter.


Junior Hannah Marsteller (Fredericksburg, Va./Riverbend) did not record an out between the two games, going 2-for-2 with four walks and four runs scored.


The Raiders will face Lake Erie and Wayne State (Neb.) on Thursday in Florida.


Game 1: Shippensburg 13, Chestnut Hill 1 (5 innings)


A 12-run third inning was rather important to the Raider cause. SU had just three hits in the inning but drew nine walks, including six consecutive at one point. Freshman Katelyn Minney (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) hit a two-run double and a sacrifice fly in the inning; Marsteller hit an RBI-double, and sophomore Taylor Myers (Fayetteville, Pa./Chambersburg Area) hit an RBI-single up the middle. Sophomore Kelsie Burawski (Hartly, Del./Polytech) hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth.


Minney pitched a five-inning complete game, allowing a lone unearned run in the fifth. She scattered five hits and struck out one.


Seniors Morgan DeFeo (West Grove, Pa./Avon Grove) and Lacey Hunter (Centreville, Va./Centreville) drew walks in all of their plate appearances in the game.


Game 2: Shippensburg 7, Upper Iowa 4


Shippensburg took a 3-0 lead in the second on an RBI-single by sophomore Alyssa Nehlen (Pulaski, Pa./West Middlesex) and a two-run single by freshman Morgan Brumbaugh (McVeytown, Pa./Mount Union Area).


The Raiders added two in the third, one on a wild pitch and another on a Minney double, and two in the fourth, one on a wild pitch and another on an RBI-double by sophomore Morgan Lindsay (Hereford, Pa./Upper Perkiomen (Colgate)) to go up 7-0.


Sophomore Emma Flattery (Macomb, Mich./Dakota) retired the first 12 batters she faced, but Upper Iowa (7-7) got on the board in the fifth with a single and a two-run home run to start the inning. Flattery responded by retiring the next six hitters to take SU’s 7-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh.


The Peacocks once again answered with a single and a home run to start the seventh, making it a 7-4 game. In the midst of a downpour, freshman Alicia Ball (Woodstock, Va./Central) hit the first batter she faced but got the next three hitters to record her first collegiate save.


Flattery improved to 2-0, yielding just the four hits while striking out five. Nehlen was 2-for-3 at the plate.

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