MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Seven shutout innings from Ashton Whidden in game two, helped give Saint Leo (18-19, 5-3 SSC) a doubleheader split with the Barry University Buccaneers (22-14, 4-4 SSC) in Sunshine State Conference action from Buccaneer Field. In game one, the Lions fell 7-1 but upended the Bucs in game two, 1-0.
Overall, nine different Lions collected hits including two from leadoff hitter Elysha Agen. Alex Garris scored a run in her 1-for-5 performance, while Ana Castillo connected on an RBI double in the game two win.
In game one, the Lions jumped on top of the Bucs when Alex Garris, who singled earlier, scored on a wild pitch to give SLU a 1-0 lead in the third inning.
Barry answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the third on an RBI single to tie the game at one.
After going scoreless in the top of the fourth inning, the Buccaneers posted a six-spot on the board to catapult them to the eventual final score of 7-1. Barry scored four of their six runs with two outs, including a two-RBI single by Monroy.
Saint Leo could not match the output as they went down in order during two of the next three innings, pushing Barry to the game one win.
Jaime Walker dropped to 5-6 on the season as she was tagged with the loss.
Game two was a pitching duel right from the start, as both pitchers posted zeroes over the first four frames.
The scoreless affair was broken in the top of the fifth inning when Castillo stroked a double to left centerfield scoring Agen from first base.
Backed by outstanding defense from Danielle Moreda, the one run lead was all the support Whidden needed as she held the Bucs off the board in the fifth inning, and put them in down in order during the sixth and seventh innings to preserve the 1-0 win.
Whidden was spectacular for the Green & Gold, scattering just four hits and allowing one just walk as she capped her third complete game shutout of the season.
The Lions will wrap-up the SSC series with Barry tomorrow afternoon from Buccaneer Field. The game is a make-up for the Friday night postponed contest with first pitch set for 1:00 p.m.