Dolphins Double-Up on Patriots

Dolphins Double-Up on Patriots

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University Softball swept a doubleheader with George Mason Saturday at the Debbie & Fred Pruitt Softball Complex.

The Dolphins (16-13) defeated the Patriots 5-3 in game one, and 2-0 in game two.

In game two, Seana Mora pitched a gem. The sophomore right-hander held the Patriots to two hits in a complete-game shutout. Alyssa Bilodeau was the Dolphins' pitcher of record in game one.

At the plate, Allie McCourt was 3-for-7 and Kamille Larrabee was 3-for-5, each with an RBI. In just her third appearance this month, Abby Genest logged the game-winner with a two-RBI double in game two.

 

Game One

Jacksonville took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Jordan Daniels was hit by a pitch and moved to second on a single by Kristen Griffith before an RBI-single by Carolyn O'Neal put the Dolphins up 1-0.

McCourt singled to right field, pushing across Griffith for the 2-0 lead.

Bilodeau no-hit George Mason through three innings before the Patriots took a 3-2 lead in the fourth. It was short-lived.

JU struck back in the fifth beginning with a single and stolen base by Danielle Baker. Larrabee pushed Baker across with a single to right-center, tying the game. Larrabee moved into scoring position on a fielder's choice and scored the go-ahead run on an RBI-single by Daniels. Griffith followed with an RBI-double to make it a 5-3 game.

Bilodeau (11-4) earned the win, overcoming a pair of walks and a hit batter in the fourth to finish the day with six strikeouts and two earned runs in seven innings. Haellie Gordon (5-4) took the loss for George Mason, surrendering five runs on seven hits in four and two thirds innings.

 

Game Two

The Dolphins took a 2-0 lead in the third inning. Larrabee started the festivities with a single up the middle, and moved to second on a bunt single by McCourt. Baker was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Genest, who belted a two-run single to right field.

That wrapped the scoring in a pitchers' duel that saw Mora (2-6) earn the win with seven innings of shutout softball. Bekah Ansbro (2-6) took the loss for George Mason, allowing four runs on four hits in five innings.

Next up for JU is a three-game set with crosstown rival North Florida to start A-Sun Conference play. The Dolphins will host the Ospreys beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Pruitt Softball Complex.