Oct. 8, 2012
PITTSBURGH - In its final two games of the fall season, the University of Pittsburgh softball team swept a doubleheader against St. Francis (Pa.) on Sunday afternoon at Vartabedian Field by scores of 7-3 and 13-7.
Behind a grand slam by Carissa Throckmorton and a 2-4 performance which included a homerun by Holly Stevens, the Panthers defeated St. Francis 7-3. Pitcher Savannah King struck out 12 Red Flash batters and allowed six hits.
Stevens was once against 2-4 with a homer, while Maggie Sevilla and Throckmorton hit back-to-back round-trippers as Pitt cruised to a 13-7 victory in game two.
"Overall I thought today was really good," head coach Holly Aprile said. "We hit the ball really well. It was cold and wet so it was not the best day for softball, but we finished up the fall season on a strong note."
The Panthers finished fall competition with an overall record of 7-1. Pittsburgh opens up its 2013 season at Texas A&M in Mid-February. The Panthers will play the host Aggies, Stephen F. Austin and the North Carolina while in College Station.
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