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Two Liner Home Runs and Lane’s Shut Out Lead P’Burg to Victory

Phillipsburg honored their seniors, Riley Santos, Sara Segeda, Adrianna Taynor, and Paige Randazzo, at their home game against Pingry.

On the mound for the Stateliners was sophomore Sam Lane. The Liners started off the game strong in the top of the first inning with two flyouts and a strikeout.

In the bottom of the first inning, the Liners came out of the cage swinging strong. For Pingry, junior Casey McKeon was on the mound. Senior Paige Randazzo got on base with a walk and stole second on a wild pitch. Ava Colontrelle advanced the runner to third on a groundout. With two outs, junior Kayla Melsky knocked a home run over the fence on the first pitch. To continue the rally, Riley Santos and Hannah Wodtke were walked. Lane earned an RBI on a single, putting the Liners up 3-0 after the first inning.

The Stateliners showed their strong defense with a three up, three down inning and another strikeout for Lane.
PBurg’s bats were hot again in the second inning. Sara Segeda earned a single on a bunt and stole second base. Then, Adrianna Taynor knocked Segeda in for an RBI on a double hit to the fence. Colontrelle hit the second home run of the game for the liners, making the score 6-0 at the end of the second inning.

In the top of the third inning, Lane started off strong with a strikeout. Her defense supported her with a flyout and groundout to end the inning.

McKeon had a strong third inning with two strikeouts. The Liners had another three up, three down inning in the fourth. McKeon earned three strikeouts in the inning for Pingry. In the top of the fifth inning, Lane threw two more strikeouts.

PBurg’s offense was solid in the fifth inning. With a single to the fence from Santos and an RBI single from Shantalina Blake, the Liners found themselves with a large lead of 7-0.

The Liners defense stayed strong throughout the sixth, where they had another three up, three down inning.
Pingry’s McKeon earned two strikeouts in the sixth. In the seventh, Pingry earned their only hit from McKeon.

The final score was 7-0. Lane earned five strikeouts and a shutout game. She only walked two batters. Pingry’s McKeon struck out 10 and walked 5.

The Liners will face Gill St. Bernard’s on April 30th and their rivals Easton on May 5th at Lafayette College.


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