Trojans blanked twice in Florida

Posted: Mar. 7, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Mar. 8, 2019 2:10 am

CLERMONT, Fla. -- The Hannibal-LaGrange University softball team suffered a pair of shutout losses Thursday in the PFXA Spring Games.

HLGU opened with a 5-0 loss to Northwestern Ohio, and that was followed by a 9-0 setback to Cardinal Stritch.

The Trojans (4-7) had just five hits in the opening loss to the Racers.

Their best chance came in the seventh inning as Kendra Jacob and Samantha Zielinski had one-out singles. A double play ended the game.

Northwestern Ohio broke a scoreless game with a two-run fourth inning, and it added three more runs in the fifth.

HLGU had just two hits against Cardinal Stritch. The first hit didn't come until Allison Matlock's one-out double in the bottom of the third.

Cardinal Stritch blew the game open with a seven-run first inning for all the runs it needed.

Northwestern Ohio 5, HLGU 0

HLGU 000 000 0--0 5 2

NW Ohio 000 230 x--5 8 0

Johnston, Smith (6) and Badger; Conzelmann, Wharmby (7) and Watson. WP--Conzelmann. LP--Johnston. 2B--HLGU 1 (Dunn), NW Ohio 2 (Munyan, Massolini). HR--NW Ohio 1 (Brinegar).

Cardinal Stritch 9, HLGU 0

Cardinal Stritch 720 00--9 9 1

HLGU 000 00--0 2 5

Sino, Stoch (3) and Kitzing; Alford and Badger. WP--Sino. LP--Alford. 2B--Cardinal Stritch 2 (Kitzing, Stoch), HLGU 1 (Matlock). 3B--Cardinal Stritch 2 (Lange, Martinez).