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Lady Penguins split doubleheader with Saint Francis (Pa.)

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Freshman Darcella Blakey went 3-for-3 and classmate Maria Lacatena hit her first career home run to lift the Youngstown State softball team to 4-3 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) and salvaged a doubleheader split on Wednesday. The Penguins dropped the first game, 6-3.

The Penguins improve to 18-17 overall while the Red Flash moves to 19-11.

Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the third, Blakey led off the frame with a triple to center field, and Lacatena gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead blasting a 1-1 pitch over the left field wall.

In the bottom of the fifth, freshman Sarah Dowd led off the inning with a walk and scored from second on Miranda Castilgione's double to left-center field. Senior Sarah Ingalls line drive off the SFU pitcher Ethel Santai put runners on the corners for Kayla Haslett, who singled up the middle to score Castiglione and gave the Penguins a 4-1 lead.

SFU's Maggie Crecuin double down the left-field line scored Sabrie Neeb and a graound out plated Taylor Parsons and brought the Red Flash within one, 4-3.

With the tying run on third base, senior Casey Crozier, who struck out seven, induced a ground out to end the threat. Crozier improves to 11-5 overall

In the first game, the Red Flash scored three runs in the runs in the top of the first inning - two unearned - and two more unearned runs in the top of the second to take 5-0 lead.

The Penguins scored twice in the bottom of the third to get within three, 5-2. Jordan Macey led off the frame with a single to right and moved to third on Sarah Dowd's double to center.

Courtney Ewing scored Macey with a single to center and advanced to second on the play at the plate. Sarah Ingalls' single to right scored Ewing with the Penguins' second run.

St. Francis' Alexis Bower belted a solo home run to center field to push the Red Flash lead back to four 6-2.

Kayla Haslett answered with a solo home run in the bottom of the inning to cut the deficit in half. Haslett, who went 2-for-3, also pitched five innings of relief an allowed just four hits and one run.

Dowd also had two hits, including a double.

The Penguins host Horizon League leader UIC, April 12-13, at the YSU Softball Field. First pitch on Saturday is slated for 1 p.m.

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