Pitt-Bradford To Open Conference Play At Franciscan Sunday

Pitt-Bradford To Open Conference Play At Franciscan Sunday

BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford softball team will play its first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference games Sunday, traveling to Franciscan for a pair of contests.

The doubleheader was originally scheduled for March 25, but was pushed back due to winter weather.

Pitt-Bradford is coming off a thrilling sweep of Alfred State during its first home games, winning both sides of the doubleheader via the eight-run rule.

After the win in game one, Head Coach Tina Phillips earned her 300th career victory as a collegiate softball head coach. 

Madison East was on fire all day at the dish, going a combined 5-for-5 with a double and a triple while scoring three runs and driving six RBIs in the two games. She delivered the big hit in game two – a bases-clearing double to right-center field.

East now has seven extra-base hits on the season.

In game one, Betty Fratercangelo scored four times while driving in a pair. East knocked three RBIs while Lindsey Hull delivered a pair of RBIs.

Pitt-Bradford saw strong pitching today. Morgan Bellush tossed four innings in game one before turning it over to Kerrigan Hoffmann for a clean fifth inning.

In game two, Samantha Hribal struck out the most batters in any Panther pitching outing this season with seven as she threw all five innings and allowed four hits while walking just one to earn the win.

East leads the team with 20 hits, 10 RBIs, five doubles and 14 stolen bases.

Tied with East for the team lead in runs scored is Grace Dadzaa, who has also scored 11. Dadzaa owns 18 hits and eight stolen bases.


Sunday's doubleheader is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start with game two beginning around 3 p.m.