PHILADELPHIA – Senior Kaitlyn Gaynor became the program's all-time leader in strikeouts, as the University of the Sciences softball team dropped a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader to second-place Wilmington on Tuesday afternoon at FDR Park.
Gaynor ended the afternoon with 342 punch-outs, breaking Courtney Spina's (2010-13) record of 338.
She was locked in a pitcher's duel in game one, which was scoreless through five frames, featuring just five hits.
University of the Sciences had two hits in each of its first two at-bats but could not capitalize with runners in scoring position
Gaynor meanwhile held Wilmington to just one hit, a bunt single, through five frames.
The Wildcats finally broke through with a two-out RBI single in the sixth, before tacking on two more insurance runs on a two-out RBI triple in the seventh.
The seventh inning base on balls was the second time Rickard reached, as she also had a single.
Wilmington (26-10, 14-2 CACC) took game two 8-0, aided by four unearned runs.
University of the Sciences is back in action tomorrow, traveling to Jefferson for a 2:30 p.m. doubleheader.