YSU softball qualifies for HL Tournament After 3-2 win over Valp - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

YSU Press Release

YSU softball qualifies for HL Tournament After 3-2 win over Valpo

Posted: Updated:

VALPARAISO, Indiana -- Junior Casey Crozier struck out a season-high 10 and junior Haley Knight's sacrifice fly in the top of the 11th inning lifted the Youngstown State softball team to a 3-2 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon. The win clinched the final spot in the 2013 Horizon League Tournament for the Penguins.

Crozier, who pitched 13.2 innings in a 6-5 loss on Saturday, came back on Sunday and scattered just eight hits and allowed just one earned run en route to her 13th victory of the season. Crozier has now defeated each team in the Horizon League for eight wins in league play.

The Penguins, who clinched the sixth seed in the Horizon League Tournament, improve to 16-25 overall and 9-12 in the Horizon League. Valparaiso falls to 29-24 overall and 11-9 in the league. The Crusaders will be the third seed in the tournament.

Freshman Kelly Stowe led off the top of the 11th with a single then stole second with one out. After advancing to third on a wild pitch, Stowe scored the game-winning run on Knight's sacrifice fly.

Crozier, who pitched out of bases-loaded jams in the bottom of the eighth and ninth innings, allowed a single to right before closing out the Crusaders.

Valparaiso scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 2-1 lead, but junior Courtney Ewing, who had three hits, ripped a two-out double to left field that plated pinch-runner Shayla DeCapita with the game-tying run in the top of the seventh.

Senior Caroline Krombach, who had three hits, recorded an RBI-single that scored senior Sarah Gabel in the top of the fourth gave the Penguins a 1-0 edge. Gabel led off the frame with a single and moved to second on a walk before scoring on Krombach's hit.

The Penguins will take on the Crusaders in the first round of the 2013 Horizon League Softball Championship, Wedneday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

Valparaiso, Ind. -- Junior Casey Crozier struck out a season-high 10 and junior Haley Knight's sacrifice fly in the top of the 11th inning lifted the Youngstown State softball team to a 3-2 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon. The win clinched the final spot in the 2013 Horizon League Tournament for the Penguins.

Crozier, who pitched 13.2 innings in a 6-5 loss on Saturday, came back on Sunday and scattered just eight hits and allowed just one earned run en route to her 13th victory of the season. Crozier has now defeated each team in the Horizon League for eight wins in league play.

The Penguins, who clinched the sixth seed in the Horizon League Tournament, improve to 16-25 overall and 9-12 in the Horizon League. Valparaiso falls to 29-24 overall and 11-9 in the league. The Crusaders will be the third seed in the tournament.

Freshman Kelly Stowe led off the top of the 11th with a single then stole second with one out. After advancing to third on a wild pitch, Stowe scored the game-winning run on Knight's sacrifice fly.

Crozier, who pitched out of bases-loaded jams in the bottom of the eighth and ninth innings, allowed a single to right before closing out the Crusaders.

Valparaiso scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 2-1 lead, but junior Courtney Ewing, who had three hits, ripped a two-out double to left field that plated pinch-runner Shayla DeCapita with the game-tying run in the top of the seventh.

Senior Caroline Krombach, who had three hits, recorded an RBI-single that scored senior Sarah Gabel in the top of the fourth gave the Penguins a 1-0 edge. Gabel led off the frame with a single and moved to second on a walk before scoring on Krombach's hit.

The Penguins will take on the Crusaders in the first round of the 2013 Horizon League Softball Championship, Wedneday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • West Salem utility vehicle crash hospitalizes three

    West Salem utility vehicle crash hospitalizes three

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:20 AM EDT2017-05-28 11:20:53 GMT

    Police are investigating a crash that sent three people to the hospital Saturday night. Greenville-West Salem Police say three people were riding a side-by-side utility vehicle on Poplar Road around 9:30 when they hit a culvert pipe and flipped. The driver has a major laceration to the head and was flown to the hospital by medical helicopter. The two passengers were taken to hospitals, but the severity of their injuries is unknown. 

    More >>

    Police are investigating a crash that sent three people to the hospital Saturday night. Greenville-West Salem Police say three people were riding a side-by-side utility vehicle on Poplar Road around 9:30 when they hit a culvert pipe and flipped. The driver has a major laceration to the head and was flown to the hospital by medical helicopter. The two passengers were taken to hospitals, but the severity of their injuries is unknown. 

    More >>
  • Family and friends remember New Waterford victim of drunk driving

    Family and friends remember New Waterford victim of drunk driving

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:08 AM EDT2017-05-28 11:08:59 GMT
    With graduation season here, many teens and adults are planning parties to celebrate. One Columbiana County family that loss their 18 year old son in a a drunk driving accident, hopes to remind people not to drink and drive. One year ago Saturday, Crestview High School senior Timothy Walton was a passenger in the car of a drunk driver. He was killed when the driver veered off the road and struck a tree. Family and friends of the teen gathered in ...More >>
    With graduation season here, many teens and adults are planning parties to celebrate. One Columbiana County family that loss their 18 year old son in a a drunk driving accident, hopes to remind people not to drink and drive. One year ago Saturday, Crestview High School senior Timothy Walton was a passenger in the car of a drunk driver. He was killed when the driver veered off the road and struck a tree. Family and friends of the teen gathered in ...More >>
  • Have $3.9 million? Check out this millionaire's retreat in Transfer

    Have $3.9 million? Check out this millionaire's retreat in Transfer

    It's one of the premier properties in our region: 101 Carrier Road in Transfer. This Wednesday, it will be sold at auction. The asking price is a cool $3.9 million for this one-of-a-kind spot in Mercer County. 

    More >>

    It's one of the premier properties in our region: 101 Carrier Road in Transfer. This Wednesday, it will be sold at auction. The asking price is a cool $3.9 million for this one-of-a-kind spot in Mercer County. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms