Kaitlyn Gaynor surrendered just three hits in her seven innings of work against Quincy, striking out eight with just one walk, but a two-run home run in the fourth would turn out to be all Hawks would need.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The University of the Sciences softball team recovered from a 20-6 loss to St. Cloud State to hang tough with Bridgeport in an eventual 5-2 loss to the Purple Knights on Thursday, the Devils’ penultimate day of action in Florida.
USciences scored two runs in both the third and fourth inning against Franklin Pierce, and that was all Kaitlyn Gaynor needed as she limited the Ravens to just the two earned on five hits, with five strikeouts, in a complete game effort.
Freshmen relief pitcher Nina Cencetti highlighted the day with 3.1 relief innings of one-run ball against Saint Rose, including throwing a scoreless third and fourth, in the freshman’s first career collegiate appearance.
The APPLE model is built on the belief that all members of an athletics department must be enfranchised and empowered to help create an environment that promotes healthy lifestyles, including responsible use of alcohol for those of legal age and avoidance of illegal and performance-enhancing drugs.
USciences will look to carry momentum from 2018 into the 2019 campaign, which begins on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Chowan Hawks Classic. The Devils will play four games over that weekend, including two against the host and one each against West Chester and Mansfield.
"Pendleton is a small rodeo town, surrounded by farm land in the desert of Oregon. The first question most people ask me is, "what is there to do around there for fun?" The answer is by yourself not much, but together as a community, everything. In a small town, we are not just a community, we are family. The constant support from those around me has given me the confidence to reach out of my comfort zone, knowing that I will have mentors and encouragement to reach whatever goal I strive for. In an environment where everyone knows everyone, a sense of trust and honesty is built. It has given me the aspect of work ethic, where my mind is set on becoming the best person I can in an effort to instill pride in my community around me. I wouldn't be where I am today without Pendleton molding me into the person I am today."
Transfer Megan Master and freshmen Nina Cencetti, Hannah Higgins, Lauren Ordemann, Miranda Rodriguez, Venizya Sanchez, Paige Schlecter and Gabby Simms have committed to don the Devils uniform beginning with the 2019 season.