Keystone College celebrated Senior Day on April 13 with a doubleheader sweep of Rosemont College in Colonial States Athletic Conference softball action at Edmunds Field.
The Giants, who honored Jackie Murray and Stephanie Puckett in between games, improved to 6-14 overall and 3-9 in conference play after winning the opener 6-0 before cruising to a 10-1, five-inning victory in the nightcap.
In Sunday’s opener, Keystone took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as Lackawanna Trail graduate Kaitlyn Sawicki singled to center to score Sara Schraden from second with the game’s first run.
The Giants extended their lead to 6-0 with five runs on four hits in the home half of the fifth inning. Karissa Worobey scored the Giants first run of the inning on a Sawicki bunt before Antonette Scialpi hit a two-run single to right that plated Sawicki and Schraden. Shannon Dermont then ripped a pinch hit, two-run home run – the first of her collegiate career – over the fence in left-center to give Keystone the six-run advantage.
That was more than enough offense for Worobey (3-11), who pitched a complete game three-hit shutout to earn the win. The junior tied her season-high with eight strikeouts on the afternoon and did not allow any walks.
Sawicki finished the contest 2-2 with a pair of RBIs while Scialpi and Dermont drove in a pair of runs each. Schraden scored a pair of runs for the Giants in the victory.
Rosemont starter Maggie Miller (3-3) went the distance on the rubber and was charged with the loss after yielding six runs on six hits and three free passes while striking out four batters.
Dani Lelie collected two of the Ravens’ three hits in the game one loss.
In Sunday’s nightcap, Rosemont (3-9, 3-9 CSAC) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Gianna Pedone, but it was the only offense they were able to generate against Schraden, who would go on to toss a complete game four-hitter.
In the bottom of the second inning, Keystone tied the score as Lindsey Bucklaw singled home Sawicki before Scialpi trotted home with the go-ahead run when Murray drew a bases loaded walk. Schraden then hit a two-run double to the gap in left-center to push the host’s advantage to three runs before Sarah Stacey hit a two-run single through the left side to give Keystone a 6-1 lead.
Scialpi scored Keystone’s seventh run of the game in the home third when Murray hit into a fielder’s choice and the Giants tacked on three unearned runs in the fourth inning, with Schraden and Emily Long scoring on RBI hits from Sawicki and Puckett, respectively, while Katie Weist touched home following an error on a ball hit by Scialpi.
Schraden leveled her record at 3-3 by tossing all five innings in the circle for Keystone, allowing one run on four hits while striking out four batters.
Schraden, Stacey, and Puckett had two hits apiece with Schraden, Stacey, and Murray each driving in a pair of runs apiece.
Ravens’ starter Nikki Maurer (0-6) suffered the loss after allowing 10 runs on eight hits to go along with one strikeout.
Alyssa Foranda went 2-3 and scored Rosemont’s only run in the game two loss.
Keystone returns to the diamond on April 14 when they host Gwynedd Mercy University in a CSAC doubleheader with the first pitch slated for 3:30 p.m. at Edmunds Field.