Doane Tops York... 21 Days Later
Doane softball finished off their game with York College 21 days after it started, defeating the Panthers, 5-0. The game started on March 28 but was suspended in the bottom of the first inning due to snow with the Tigers leading 3-0.
When play resumed, several changes took place in the game for both teams. Doane and York used different pitchers and made numerous defensive changes. Eight players combined to start the day at the same position they started at on March 28.
Doane's three run first took place in March. Andrea Gonzales led off with a walk and stole second. Shelby Mendlik singled to move Gonzales to third. Mendlik stole second and both players advanced on a wild pitch. Brooke Sampson followed with a walk and once again both runs moved up on a wild pitch. Kylie Garrett singled to post the only RBI in the inning for Doane, plating Sampson.
In the fourth, Sampson hit a lead-off home run, her fifth of the season. Doane added a run in the sixth as Sampson singled and scored following back-to-back singles by Alyssa Maraia and Amber Stater. Stater had the RBI-single.
For the game, Sampson went 2-for-2 with three runs and a RBI. She had two of the team's six hits.
Garrett picked up the win in relief, throwing four innings and allowing five hits. Jenna Alswager threw one no-hit inning to start the game but did not play once the game resumed. Megan Wingate threw the final two innings.
Danielle Driscoll took the loss, allowing three runs in 0.2 innings before play was suspended. York had three players with two hits apiece.