Softball grabs a shut out win, busy week lies ahead of team

Joseph Lillard – Sports Editor

Clarion’s softball captured its fourth overall win of the season against the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

The win, delivered in shutout fashion, marked Clarion’s first home win of the season with a final score of 2-0.

Clarion climbed on the scoreboard in the first inning when Kimberly Burdett singled and brought Cassidy Runyan across home plate.

Clarion doubled its lead when Runyan delivered a single of her own in the second inning.

Aryn Boyer accounted for the RBI on the hit.

Rachel Hoffman went the distance for the Golden Eagles.

She struck out five batter and only gave up four hits.

She allowed two free passes in the game.

Hoffman is leading the team in strikeouts, with 65, and she has pitched the most innings for the Golden Eagles, recording 84.2 innings pitched.

On April 12, Clarion looks to keep the flames alive when Edinboro comes to town for a doubleheader.

The first game against the Fighting Scots starts at 2:30 p.m., and the second game begins at 4:30 p.m.

Lock Haven journeys to Clarion on April 14 for another doubleheader with the games starting at the same times.

Clarion heads to Bloomsburg on April 15 for a doubleheader against the Huskies.

The first pitch of the day gets hurled at 1 p.m., and the second game’s lead-off batter steps into the box at 3 p.m.

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