Ospreys gain sixth Atlantic Sun victory

Joslyn Simmons

4.The team comes together after an inning to congratulate each other.Photo by Patrick Lloyd
The team comes together after an inning to congratulate each other.
Photo by Patrick Lloyd

UNF’s softball team rallied at home in their doubleheader over the Northern Kentucky Norse on April 3 to break a seven-game losing streak.

UNF’s shortstop Kelly Wilson, senior, hit her fourth home run of the season to carry the Ospreys to their 3-1 victory in the first game. In the second game, the Ospreys were down 7-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning. Osprey first baseman Stacy McClelland, junior, hit her tenth home run to cut the Norses’ lead to 10-8 in the bottom of the seventh inning. North Florida’s catcher Alex Arciola scored the winning run after avoiding the tag at home plate for an 11-10 victory.

On April 4 the Ospreys shutout the Norse in the third game of the series with a 6-0 victory. This win brought the Ospreys to .500 in conference play. Kaylie Wallace, senior pitcher, threw a complete game earning the win for her team.

“We bounced back well today. Kaylie Wallace threw a great game and we hit well to support her efforts in the circle,” UNF’s Head Coach Marcie Hickey said. “It was a well-played game and a great way to finish the series.”

Next on the Ospreys’ schedule is a doubleheader against the FIU panthers this Wednesday April 8 at the UNF Softball Complex. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Gallery Photos by Patrick Lloyd

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