Sophomore utility player Vicky Lattanzio catches the ball and throws it to the second baseman during a drill run at practice. In preparation for their upcoming Patriot League Tournament in May, this drill worked on the women's fielding skills. (Morgan Citron/B&W Photo)

Softball keeps on winning, sweeps the Raiders


On Saturday, the Lehigh softball team faced Colgate University in a doubleheader, sweeping the Raiders in Hamilton, New York.

Sophomore pitcher Christine Campbell threw her first career no-hitter in the second game, pitching all five innings.

After Saturday’s game, Lehigh (35-7, 15-2 Patriot) keeps its No. 1  spot in the Patriot League. The Hawks now have won 10 of their last 11 games, most recently coming off a 3-0 win against Army.

In the first inning, Lehigh had two hits but couldn’t score. However, by the sixth inning, Lehigh was able to put its first run on the board when junior third baseman Morgan Decker hit an RBI single to center field, allowing junior Alexis Watanabe to score. Sophomore designated player Victoria Lattanzio also singled to right field, and Decker scored to put Lehigh up by two. Lehigh took home the first win of the doubleheader, 2-0.

The Mountain Hawks opened up the second game with a 1-0 lead by the second inning when senior first baseman/outfielder Cassie Waggy reached on an error, which resulted in Lattanzio scoring. In the third inning, freshman left fielder Nicole Yozzo scored. Junior right fielder/first baseman Jessica Calvini homered to center field with 3 RBI, and both freshman pinch runner Rachel Timberman and Watanabe scored to put Lehigh off to a huge 5-0 advantage.

In the fourth inning, Watanabe singled through the left side, scoring junior outfielder Mackenzie Velasquez scored. Also in the fourth, Decker got yet another RBI on a  single to center field.

However, the Hawks did not stop there. Calvini hit a three-run home run to left field, resulting in Lattanzio and Decker to scoring once again. Eventually, the Hawks defeated Colgate, 11-0.

Lehigh plays its last game of their regular season against Colgate on May 3 at noon. The Mountain Hawks will return home for their first round of the Patriot League Tournament against Army on May 7 at noon at Leadership Park.

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