ROCK HILL, S.C. – Freshmen Raeanne Geffert and Lauren Lichtenwalner combined on a four-hit shutout, and Meghan Kovac hit her second home run of the season in Bucknell softball’s 4-0 win over Mount St. Mary’s on Sunday in the final game of the Winthrop/Adidas Tournament.
Bucknell went 4-1 over the weekend and improved to 8-2 overall. The Bison also recorded wins over North Carolina Central, East Tennessee State, and Eastern Kentucky at the tournament.
Geffert improved to 4-2 with five scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out five. She has pitched 10 straight innings without giving up a run, all in relief, and recorded the win in both games.
Licthenwalner started and didn’t give up a run in her two innings of work. She allowed two hits, didn’t walk a batter, and struck out one.
Kovac made it a 3-0 game with a one-out homer to center in the third inning. The Bison added a fourth run on an RBI single by Christina Martinez later that inning, scoring Gutkin.
During the five-game tournament, Kovac hit .500 (9-18) with two doubles, a home run and seven RBIs. Geffert went 3-1 with a 0.39 ERA, giving up just one earned run while striking out 17 batters in 18 innings. Lichtenwalner didn’t allow a run in six innings.
Bucknell will next play four games at the Colonial Classic Tournament in Washington, D.C., on March 4-5. The Bison will play Quinnipiac, Monmouth (twice), and host George Washington.