WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 27, 2019) – Rollins swept the Lynn Fighting Knights to highlight senior day at Rollins Softball Stadium. The Tars dominated game one, 7-0, then squeezed out a 2-1 win in game two.
Rollins improves to 38-11 overall, and 20-10 in the Sunshine State Conference, ending the year third in the conference standings. Lynn ends the year at 16-36 overall and 6-24 against SSC opposition.
Lindsay Gehring went 2-4, leading the Rollins offense. The catcher blasted a homerun, and drove in three on the day. Raiven Bryant also lifted a homerun, going 1-3. Sarah Harrison went 1-3 with two runs and an RBI.
Shayle Arenson, Kayla Sheffield and Britney Purser accounted for the Fighting Knight's three hits. Sheffield picked up the loss, throwing 4.1 innings, before Allyson Jameston threw the final 1.2 frames.
Raiven Bryant started the scoring in the fourth. The freshman catcher sent the ball over the right center field fence, driving in Abigail Sexton. Rollins blew the game open in the fifth, scoring three runs. Ashley Worrell slapped a single down the line, plating Sarah Harrison. Gehring then skied a ball over the left field wall, scoring Worrell, and giving Rollins a 5-0 lead.
Brianna Ernst walked to start the sixth, stole second, then tallied Rollins sixth run on a Harrison single up the middle. Gehring tallied her third RBI with a single, scoring Harrison.
Summers made easy work of the seventh frame, icing away the victory.
Worrell also starred in the circle for the Tars, throwing the full seven innings, giving up just one run, picking up her 21st win of the year.
Kayla Sheffield went 2-2 with a homerun, making up the bulk of the Lynn attack. Olivia Saviskas threw a complete game for the Fighting Knights, giving up two runs on three hits.
Worrell escaped a jam in the top of the first, starting a double play with the bases loaded to get out of the frame.
Davis then led off the bottom of the frame with a single, before Worrell blasted a homerun deep over the centerfield wall.
The freshman retired Lynn in order in the second, before escaping jams again in the third and fourth. Lynn loaded the bases with no outs in the third, but could not push a run across. They then put runners on second and third with one out in the fourth, but again failed to score.
Sheffield homered in the fifth to cut the Rollins lead in half, and set up tense final frames. Worrell, however, settled into the game in the final innings, not letting a runner beyond first base, and securing a win in the Tars' final game at Rollins Softball Stadium in 2019.
Rollins await their NCAA postseason fate. The Division II Softball Selection Showe is scheduled for Monday, May 6, at 10 a.m.
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