Cardinals sweep Lions in Arizona


Courtesy of Kate Foultz

The Lions fell to 0-7 on the season.

By Alberto Gilman

The softball team returned to the field in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday for a doubleheader rematch against the St. John Fisher Cardinals, falling in both games after losing to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

The first game remained scoreless through the first two innings. In the top of the third inning, sophomore first baseman Lexi Semanchik opened the scoring for the Lions. A single by junior outfielder Maddie Tomich to right center allowed sophomores pitcher and outfielder Calli Pratt and outfielder and infielder Mary Kuczkowski to score. In the bottom of the third, the Cardinals scored four runs to give them a one-run advantage.

The Lions failed to score in the fourth inning, and the Cardinals added two runs. The fifth inning remained scoreless for both teams.

Tomich scored for the Lions in the top of the sixth inning. The Cardinals also scored a run in the sixth inning, giving them a 7-4 lead. 

In the seventh inning, Semanchik scored off Pratt’s single. Junior second baseman Lindsey Lowe singled to left field, resulting in two runs batted in. In the bottom of the seventh, the Cardinals came back to score a run, ending the first game 8-7.

The Lions’ only run in the second game came in the bottom of the second inning off a single by sophomore outfielder Mallory Shofi. The Cardinals scored two runs in the first, one in the second, and two in the fourth. The final score ended at 5-1.

The Lions return for another double header on Friday, March 6, at 3:30 p.m. against Linfield College and 5:30 p.m. against Transylvania University.