Lizzi Leads Kean Past Framingham, McDaniel

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Senior centerfielder Allison Lizzi was a perfect 6-of-6 with five RBI and pitchers Cassie Shotwell and Courtney Smyth earned complete game victories for the second straight day to lead the Kean University softball team to wins over Framingham State College (4-1) and McDaniel College (3-2) at the Rebel Spring Games on Wednesday.

GAME ONE: Shotwell, Lizzi Lift Kean Past Framingham, 4-1

Cassie Shotwell

Senior Cassie Shotwell (Dunellen) homered and earned the complete game victory, while senior Allison Lizzi (Cherry Hill) was a perfect 3-of-3 with two RBI, as the Cougars (6-2) defeated Framingham State College, 4-1, in the opener on Wednesday morning.

After Framingham (2-3) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the Cougars would get the run back when freshman Katie Schuh (Mount Holly) led off with a single up the middle, moved over to second on a sacrifice bunt by junior Lindsay Kennedy (Parsippany) and scored on a two-out double by Lizzi.

The Cougars then scored three runs in the third tinning, as Lizzi had her second RBI double of the game to score sophomore Alicia Banz (Carteret) and Shotwell followed two batters later with her first homerun of the season, a two-run shot over the left field fence.

On the mound, Shotwell (3-1) scattered four hits and three walks, while striking out seven.

Schuh and Banz each finished 1-of-2 with one run scored.

GAME TWO: Lizzi Ends Perfect Day with Two-Run Homerun to Lift Cougars

Katie Schuh

Senior Allison Lizzi hit a two-run homerun in the top of the sixth inning to erase a one-run lead and junior Courtney Smyth (Abington, Pa.) (pictured left) earned the complete game victory to lead the Cougars to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over McDaniel (4-6) on Wednesday afternoon.

Both teams scored runs in the first inning, as freshman Katie Schuh led off with a single and would score on a double by Lizzi for the second straight game, and McDaniel answered with back-to-back doubles by sophomore Errine Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md.) and sophomore Samantha Staub (Mt. Airy, Md.).

The Green Terror took the lead in the fifth inning, when sophomore Jordan Beans (Hanover, Pa.) dropped a single in just behind first base, allowing junior Brittany Jarboe (Baltimore, Md.) to score from second base.

Alicia Banz

In the top of the sixth inning, sophomore Alicia Banz drew a one-out walk, and Lizzi followed with the homerun over the centerfield fence for her second homerun of the season.

Lizzi finished 3-of-3 and drove in all three runs for the Cougars, while Schuh was 2-of-4 with one run scored.

Smyth (3-1) went the distance, scattering five hits and three strikeouts.

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