Softball Roundup: RMU vs. Penn State


Matt Polaski

The Colonials didn’t have the start to the season they were looking for going 0-4 in their first tournament of the season.

Ian Kist, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2016

Game One:

RMU 3 (7-22), Penn State 1 (10-14): Robert Morris took on the Nittany Lions Wednesday evening in University Park, Pennsylvania in a double-header. The Colonials took down Penn State in game one with a 3-1 victory. Senior Lauren Hackett brought home her teams first run with a RBI double in the top of the second inning. Later in the inning, Kristen Pray’s ground ball out scored RMU’s second run as Hackett crossed home plate. Penn State scored a run in the third inning but RMU pitcher Kaitlin Elzy held off the Nittany Lions for the remainder of the game. Kristen Gabelt secured the win for the Colonials with a solo home run over the left field fence in the top of the sixth inning. Ellzy picked up her seventh win of the season as she went all seven innings while only giving up one on three hits. Ellzy also struck out three opposing batters.


Game Two:

Penn State 8 (11-14), RMU 5 (7-23): In the second game of the of the night, Penn State got the upper-hand on the Colonials and forced a split of the double-header. Robert Morris grabbed a 2-1 lead in the top of the third inning on a throwing error and a Ashley Gerhart double to right field but Penn Sate answered with six runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. The Colonials then scored three more runs in the fourth inning to cut the Nittany Lions deficit to 7-5. However, Penn Sate increased their lead to three runs in the fifth inning and held off the Colonials for the remaining innings. Freshman pitcher Lacee Collins started for RMU in the circle. However, Collins fell to 0-8 on the season as she gave up seven runs on seven hits in 2.2 inning pitched. Kaitlin Ellzy replaced Collins in the third inning. Ellzy went the rest of the game giving up one run on three hits.