Junior Samantha Snodgrass, who went 3-for-4 and scored the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning on a wild pitch as the Youngstown State softball team salvaged a doubleheader split against Green Bay with a 7-6 victory in game two. The Penguins dropped the opener, 2-1.
Trailing 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh, Snodgrass’ one-out double down the left field line moved Courtney Ewing, who was hit by a pitch, to third to put the tying and winning runs in scoring position.
After an intentional walk to Vicky Rumph loaded the bases, freshman Kelly Stowe’ sacrifice fly to right field plated Ewing with the game-tying run, but Snodgrass also tagged and went to third to put the winning run just 60 feet away.
The third pitch to senior Sarah Gabel, who had a game-tying two-run double in the bottom of the sixth, got passed Green Bay catcher Gabrielle Cassady and Snodgrass beat the throw at the plate to give the Penguins the 7-6 triumph.
Gabel had two hits for the Penguins (13-20, 7-8 Horizon League).
In the opener, Michalkiewic hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning that carried the Phoenix to the 2-1 victory.
YSU senior Hana Somogyi allowed just four hits and struck eight.
The Penguins offense, though, did not provide much run support, scoring just one run in the bottom of the first inning and posting just five hits.