FMU softball claims Homecoming victory

Junior right-hander Samantha Wroblewski pitched a four-hit shutout as FMU y claimed a 3-0 win over Belmont Abbey College and a split of their Feb. 11 non-conference softball doubleheader. Belmont Abbey won the opener 3-2.

Wroblewski (2-0) has yet to allow an earned run this season in three appearances. On Saturday, she did not strike out anyone but walked only one.

The Patriots scored all three of their runs in the fifth inning on a Belmont Abbey error. Senior outfielder Briana Barzola and freshman outfielder Rayni Newman each collected two hits.

In the opener, Belmont Abbey junior first baseman Alyssa Sciaudone hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning to snap a 2-2 deadlock.

FMU freshman righty Sydney Holland (2-2) allowed only three hits and only one of the Crusaders’ runs was earned. She fanned five and walked three.

Sophomore shortstop Taylor Johnson was the only Patriot with multiple hits in game one as she went 2-for- 2 with a run batted in. Both Barzola and Newman had one hit in the opener, and Newman registered the other Patriot RBI.

Belmont Abbey freshman Annabeth Watkins took over the duties in the pitching circle in the fifth frame and earned the win. Belmont Abbey is 1-5 overall following the split.