FNU SOFTBALL TEAM EXTENDS WIN STREAK TO SEVEN WITH DOUBLEHEADER SWEEP OF ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY

FNU softball player running in the gameMiami Gardens, Fla. –  Florida National University Conquistadors softball team faced the St. Thomas University Bobcats on Tuesday, February 11th. Florida National sweep the doubleheader winning game one 4-2 in 7 innings and winning the game two 7-2. The contest was played at COL. JACQUELIN J. KELLY FIELD, home of the Bobcats, in Miami Gardens, FL.

INSIDE THE MATCH-UP: GAME 1

Matchup: Florida National University vs. St. Thomas University
Final Score: Florida National University 4, St. Thomas University 2
Records: Florida National University (8-3), St. Thomas University (0-3)
Pitchers of Record: W: Natasha Trujillo (2-0) L: Ashley Rosado (0-2)
Location: COL. JACQUELIN J. KELLY FIELD, Miami Gardens, FL.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Florida National jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first scoring two runs off two hits.
  • With runners on first and second none away, the Conquistador’s turned a double-play to shift the momentum back their way.
  • FNU added a run in the top of the fifth to take a 3-0 lead.
  • Florida National would add a run in the top of the seventh that would solidify their lead at 4-1.
  • STU tried to rally in the bottom half of the seventh as Artiles led off the inning with a single to left field.
  • Savvy baserunning got the Bobcats a run, but they would fall short 4-2 in game one.

INSIDE THE MATCH-UP: GAME 2

Matchup: Florida National University vs. St. Thomas University
Final Score: Florida National University 7, St. Thomas University 2
Records: Florida National University (9-3), St. Thomas University (0-4)
Pitchers of Record: W: Gabryella Hay (5-1) L: Abbigail Smith (0-1)
Location: COL. JACQUELIN J. KELLY FIELD, Miami Gardens, FL.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Florida National would once again strike first scoring two runs off two hits and capitalizing on a Bobcat error.
  • In the bottom half of the second, the Bobcats tied the game up at two apiece.
  • FNU retaliated with three runs of their own in the top half of the third to take a 5-2 lead.
  • Martin would get stranded at second base.
  • At the top of the sixth, the Conquistadors would tack on two more runs to secure their 7-2 lead that would ultimately be enough to take the second game of the doubleheader and sweep the season series.

WHAT’S NEXT:

Florida National University Softball team will now face Keiser University for a double-header on Saturday, February 11th at 11:00 am. The games will take place in West Palm Beach, FL.

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Ruy Castelo Branco – FNU – Sports Information Director


About FNU: Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Dr. María C. Regueiro, and Mr. Omar Sánchez. FNU Athletic Department has more than 250 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 2013, FNU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well-rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity,  leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic program a durable source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.

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