Softball Drops Two at Campbell

Yazmine Romero (Photo by Jamie Hall)
Yazmine Romero (Photo by Jamie Hall)

Buies Creek, N.C. -- The Youngstown State softball team was swept by Campbell in a doubleheader, 8-0, in six innings and 6-3 in the nightcap on Wedneday afternoon.

The Penguins fall to 3-12 on the year while Campbell improves to 10-15.

In the opener, the Penguins were limited to just four hits while the Camels banged out 10 base knocks in the victory.

In the nightcap, sophomore Yazmine Romero went 3-for-4 and scored a run while senior Lexi Zappitelli went 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored and junior Maddi Lusk added a pair of singles. Junior Tatum Christy drove in two of the Penguins' runs.

The Penguins got on the board in the top of the first on Christy's two-run single, but the Camels knotted the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the third.

Youngstown State recaptured the lead, 3-2, in the top of the fifth on freshman Grace Cea's sacrifice fly to left field that plated Zappitelli, who led off the inning with a triple.

Campbell, however, tied the game with a run in the bottom of the inning and Christa Hall's three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh gave the Camels a 6-3 win.

Sophomore pitcher Elle Buffenbarger struck out 10 in the loss.

Youngstown State faces Canisius and Eastern Kentucky, Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Lafayette Ford Lincoln of Fayetteville Seahawk Softball Invitational hosted by UNC-Wilmington.