Softball Drops Doubleheader to Louisiana-Lafayette
Homeruns by Kerri Croney, Ashlyn Parmeter and Jessica Myers highlighted the day, but were not enough as the Florida Atlantic softball team dropped both halves of a doubleheader to Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday.
The Owls lost game one of the doubleheader 6-4. Louisiana-Lafayette scored all six of their runs in the third inning on six hits off of FAU starter Kathryn Stauffer. Myers put the Owls on the board in the top of the fourth inning, hitting her first career homerun, scoring Croney and cutting the Raginí Cajuns lead to 6-2. FAU had runners on first and second with no outs in the fifth inning, but Brittany Walker grounded into a double play. A ULL throwing error allowed Parmerter to score and cut the deficit to 6-3. After the first two Owl batters were retired in the seventh inning, Parmerter hit a homerun to left field to make the score 6-4, before Amber Jones grounded to third to end the game.
ULL drew first blood in the second game, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead. Croney tied the game in the top of the third inning, hitting a homerun to left that drove in Kimberly Petrovich. The Raginí Cajuns immediately responded in the bottom of the inning when Gabriele Bridges hit a two-run homerun of her own to retake the lead, 4-2. ULL threatened in the bottom of the sixth, with runners on second and third and just one out, but Taylor Fawbush was able to get out of the inning without a run scoring.
FAU had the tying run on first base with one out in the seventh, but ULL starter Brittany Cuevas struck out the next two batters to end the game. The Owls will look to avoid the series sweep on Wednesday when they face ULL in the final game of the three game set at 6 p.m. Live stats of the game will be available at fausports.com.