NEWTON, Mass. – The Suffolk softball team saw its 14-game win streak come to a halt Wednesday night as the Rams could not complete the comeback and fell to Lasell, 4-3, at Taylor Field.
SCORE: Suffolk 3, Lasell 4
RECORDS: Suffolk (19-7, 12-2 GNAC) | Lasell (5-19, 4-8 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The scoring began in the second and Suffolk struck first. Jaclyn Flint led off the stanza with a double and came in on a 14 ground out by Delaney Sylvester. In the home half of the frame, Lasell responded with two-run dinger to flip the switch and take a one-run lead.
The Lasers stretched their edge an inning later to put Suffolk in a two-run hole.
Suffolk looked to make its move in the fifth as Ashley Zulla rocked a jack over the right field fence. Pinch hitter Grace Boehler rallied around Zulla's homer with a double, but Suffolk could not capitalize as it stranded the freshman on second to remain down one, 3-2.
Lasell rebuilt a two-run edge in the bottom of the fifth and Suffolk had to play catch up once again. The Rams made their move with a double from Payton Sylvester followed by a single by Sydney Littlefield.A sac fly by Devlin Frost trimmed the deficit to one and the Rams were held there, leaving two runners on.
HannahDel Cervo retired the side to keep the one-run game intact. The Lasers put together a three-up, three-down inning of their own, however, to hold off the Rams and hold onto the 4-3 decision.
- Constance Phelan suffered her first set back of the season after allowing three runs on three hits and two walks with one strikeout in the first 3.0 innings.
- DelCervo came in and worked 3.0 frames of relief effort. The junior allowed one run on one hit and a pair of walks, while fanning three hitters.
- Hailey Hasking earned the victory for the Lasers after holding Suffolk to just three runs on six hits.
- Six different bats were responsible for Suffolk's six hits.
- Zulla's stat line was filled with one RBI and one run courtesy of her jack.
- Flint and Payton Sylvester each scored one run to go along with their one hit.
- Delaney Sylvester and Devlin Frost each tallied one RBI.
- DelCervo matched her personal-best of three strikeouts.
Suffolk takes the next two days off and is back in action Saturday, April 21 when it visits Mount Ida.