Wilmington, Del. – The Concordia College softball team was back in action for a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader against Goldey-Beacom College on Saturday afternoon. The Clippers would drop a close 4-3 decision in game one but the Lightning would secure a 6-0 win in the second game to sweep Concordia at the Jackson Athletic Complex.
Game one began with Goldey-Beacom scoring four runs in the bottom of the first as the home team held a 4-0 advantage. The Clippers would get on the scoreboard in the top of the third inning as hit a two-out RBI single to center field by sophomore Kayla Luken (Beaverton, Ore.) allowed sophomore Brittany Lampert (Shelton, Conn.) to score from second base.
In the top of the fifth Concordia would score two more runs courtesy of Luken. Her two-out double to left field would bring in freshman Carly Mertens (Freeport, N.Y.) and sophomore Victoria Vickerman (Clinton, Conn.) as the Clippers now trailed 4-3.
Concordia was unable to bring in the game tying run as the Lightning would hold on for the 4-3 victory. Sophomore Hannah Rubasky (Nanticoke, Pa.) pitched a complete game for the Clippers as she allowed three earned runs on five hits while striking out a batter in the loss.
The second game of the doubleheader Concordia was unable to score any runs as Goldey-Beacom recorded a pair of runs in the first, third, and fourth innings to take a 6-0 win. Junior Amanda Ramirez (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) was tagged with the loss for the Clippers after pitching the entire game allowing six earned runs on nine hits while striking out two batters.
Concordia (2-13, 1-9 CACC) will next host the University of the Sciences for the first home games of the season on Monday afternoon. Game one is set to begin at 3 p.m. at Clipper Softball Field on the campus of Concordia College.