Lafayette Box Score
Columiba Box Score
KISSIMMEE, Fla. –
Junior Rachel Knable
went 3-for-3 with a double and a triple against Lafayette, and had a 1-for-2 game against Columbia, as the Temple softball squad closed out its spring break trip at the Rebel Spring Games on a strong note. The Owls defeated the Leopards, 12-2 in five innings, before beating Columbia 9-1 in six.
TU scored in each of its innings against Lafayette, quickly mounting a 7-2 lead after just two. Five of those runs came in the second off of five singles, a double and a walk. Freshman Sarah Prezioso
recorded the two-bagger, driving in two runs in the process.
Knable, who was just a homerun short of hitting for the cycle, recorded the first triple of her career in a three run third inning for the Cherry and White. Her shot to center field drove in Prezioso, who had recorded her second hit of the game earlier in the frame.
Temple got two more runs in the bottom of the fifth when freshman Stephanie Pasquale
doubled to right field, plating sophomore Ali Robinson
and freshman Daniele Raneri
who had reached on a walk and single, respectively.
Senior pitcher Kristen Marris
induced three-straight pop outs from the Leopards in the top of the fifth to end the game early, due to the eight-run rule. Marris went all 5.0 innings, scattering four hits and giving up two runs.
Against the Lions, junior Samantha Schoell
was 2-for-2 with three RBI, and freshman Kylie Kristovich
gave up just one run, unearned over 6.0 innings, as the Temple softball team cruised to a 9-1 six-inning win.
After two scoreless innings, TU set the tone with five runs in the top of the third. The Cherry and White pounded out four hits in the frame, including a three-run homerun by freshman Devynne Nelons
Temple tacked on two more in the top of the fourth, thanks to a leadoff triple by junior Christina Sykora
and a Schoell homerun, the first of her career. Columbia broke up the shutout in its half of the frame, thanks to a hit and an error.
TU made it an eight-run difference with one more run in both the fifth and sixth innings, and Kristovich tossed two more shutout innings to come away with the win.
The Owls are 8-10 and return home to open up play at Ambler Field on Wednesday, March 16, with a 3 p.m. doubleheader against Delaware.