The York College women’s softball team collected a doubleheader sweep as the “home team” at Franklin & Marshall on Tuesday.
Originally scheduled to be played at York, the twin bill was shifted to Lancaster earlier this week. The Spartans were the home team on the scoreboard and the move protected the last at-bat advantage that the Spartans would have had in York.
The advantage almost came in handy when the Spartans hung on for a 3-2 victory in the second game. The Diplomats recorded a run in the top of the seventh before Ginger Lewis finished off her save effort.
A Shayla Pastore single to center an inning earlier drove in Julie Van O’Linda for what became the winning run. Joanna Marmo went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored for York.
The Spartans scored four runs in the third inning during a 4-1 victory in the first game. Savannah Galati drove in three of those runs on a double and scored the other run for York.
Lewis was the starter in the first game, tossing seven innings of two-hit ball while striking out 13 and issuing no walks.
York improved to 13-5. F&M is 5-7.
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With the score tied at 9-9, Catholic rattled off five goals in a five-minute span to grab a 14-9 lead with 13:07 left in regulation.
Melissa Meehling scored back-to-back goals, two of her three for the day, and was followed by Meghan Fox’s fourth goal of the game and a tally by Devin Hursey with 3:10 left to play. Unfortunately, the Spartans couldn’t get the equalizer. Fox also added an assist.
York fell to 4-3, while Catholic improved to 5-4.