Softball Takes Game Three 7-2 Over Providence
April 15, 2017

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CHICAGO - DePaul softball completed its series sweep over the Providence Friars on Saturday afternoon with a 7-2 victory at Cacciatore Stadium.

The win marks the fourth in a row for DePaul (22-16, 7-4 BIG EAST).

Micah Fitzgerald finished the day with two hits and two runs, while Morgan Greenwood clocked her first collegiate home run.

Missy Zoch pitched all seven innings for the Blue Demons, earning her 10th win in the circle. She struck out six and allowed one run (one unearned) on four hits. She faced 30 batters.

Miranda Trinidad suffered the loss in the circle for Providence (21-22, 3-9 BIG EAST).

DePaul jumped to an early lead in the first inning after scoring four runs. With one out and bases loaded, Megan Leyva notched a sacrifice fly to score Nicole Pihl home. Greenwood stepped to the plate next and hit her three-run homer over the center field fence.

Dylan Christensen and Fitzgerald added two runs for the Blue Demons in the second inning, plating home off a Providence fielding error with one out.

In the bottom of the fourth with two outs and bases loaded, Leyva was walked for the DePaul to tack on its final run of the game.

Providence scored its first run in the top of the sixth with bases loaded and no outs. Vanessa Portillo singled to right field, scoring the runner from third home.

The Frairs recorded their second run in the top of the seventh. Mackensie Compton doubled with one out and made her way around the bases, eventually scoring off groundout.

Up next, DePaul heads up the purple line route to take on Northwestern for a midweek game on Wednesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. CT. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 3, but was rescheduled due to weather.

After, the Blue Demons head to Georgetown for a three-game series beginning on Saturday, April 22 with a doubleheader at 11 a.m. CT. The series wraps up on Sunday with another 11 a.m. start.



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