FMU falls to Pirates on softball diamond

FMU falls to Pirates on softball diamond

SAVANNAH, GA – Corner infielders Katie Collins and Hannah Reppert combined to drive in 13 runs to lead Armstrong State University to a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader sweep of Francis Marion University, Sunday (March 26) in softball action.  The Pirates won the opener 9-1 and the second game 10-2.

Francis Marion (22-16, 4-10) will play a PBC twinbill at Augusta University on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Junior third baseman Sam Chiudina accounted for the Patriot run in the opener with a solo home run, her seventh of the year.  Freshman right-hander Sydney Holland (10-10) was charged with loss as she allowed nine runs on 11 hits.

Collins hit a grand slam and Reppert a three-run homer to back the three-hit pitching of Jane Trzaska (10-3).

In game two, FMU freshman second baseman Rayni Newman went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while sophomore shortstop Taylor Johnson was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.  Newman has hit safely in her last five contests.

Francis Marion junior righty Samantha Wroblewski (8-4) was the losing pitcher in game two as she surrendered five runs on nine hits.

Collins registered a three-run homer, while Reppert had a two-run single in the second contest.  Morgan Duff (3-0) tossed a five-hitter in the pitching circle.

FMU senior left fielder Briana Barzola posted a hit in each game of the doubleheader.


Armstrong State 9, Francis Marion 1 (Mar 26, 2017 at Savannah, Ga.) (Game 1)
Francis Marion......   000 01 -  1  3  0      (22-15, 4-9 PBC)
Armstrong State..... 013 5X -  9 11  0      (22-6, 12-1 PBC)
Pitchers: Francis Marion - Sydney Holland; Samantha Wroblewski(4) and Chelsea Welty.
Armstrong State - Jane Trzaska and Logan Harrell.
Win-Jane Trzaska(10-3)  Loss-Sydney Holland(10-10)  T-1:15  A-145
HR FMU_SB - Sam Chiudina (7).
HR ARM - Hannah Reppert (9); Katie Collins (7).
Weather: clear, warm 80 degrees
Armstrong State 10, Francis Marion 2 (Mar 26, 2017 at Savannah, Ga.) (Game 2)
Francis Marion......   000 02 -  2  5  3      (22-16, 4-10 PBC)
Armstrong State..... 004 42 - 10 12  0      (23-6, 13-1 PBC)
Pitchers: Francis Marion - Samantha Wroblewski; Cristi Pressley(4) and Chelsea Welty.
Armstrong State - Morgan Duff and Logan Harrell.
Win-Morgan Duff(3-0)  Loss-Samantha Wroblewski(8-4)  T-1:21  A-0
HR ARM - Katie Collins (8); Tazha Williams (7).
Weather: sunny, 80 degrees, breezy
Wroblewski faced 1 batter in the 4th.