On Saturday, April 25 the Lehigh women’s softball team faced Army in a doubleheader, falling to the Black Knights 2-1 in the first game, but defeating them in the second game 8-1, resulting in a doubleheader split at Leadership Park.
After Saturday’s game, Lehigh (33-7, 13-2 Patriot) is now in first place in the conference and has clinched a spot in the Patriot League Tournament. Prior to the doubleheader against Army, Lehigh was coming off of a six-game winning streak.
In the first inning, sophomore designated player Victoria Lattanzio singled to center field, driving in freshman left fielder Nicole Yozzo for the first run.
However, in the fourth inning Army scored two runs to pull ahead 2-1. The Mountain Hawks were unable to score another run for the rest of the game and the first game of the doubleheader went to the Black Knights.
Amry opened up the second game with a 1-0 lead. However, Lehigh took back the lead in the second inning. Junior catcher Carissa Zito doubled to left field, allowing the freshman pinch runner Rachel Timberman to score. At the bottom of the second, junior second baseman Alexis Watanabe singled through the left side, allowing junior outfielder Mackenzie Velasquez and Zito to score, and putting Lehigh on top 3-1.
During the fifth inning Lehigh caught a break. First, senior shortstop Emma Capetz scored and then Zito scored again on a wild pitch. Velasquez and Watanabe also scored at the bottom of the fifth. The team scored once more and was able to easily won the game.
Lehigh plays its next games on the road in a doubleheader against St. Joseph’s University on April 29 at 3 and 5 p.m.
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