March 14, 2014

Sydney Robey Takes Hard Luck Loss on the Mound for Quinnipiac Softball in 4-1 Loss to Florida A&M

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Three Bobcat errors, two in the fourth and one more in the sixth, proved costly as they led to all four Rattler runs in a 4-1 loss for Quinnipiac softball to Florida A&M on Friday from the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex. The three errors helped lead to four unearned runs for Florida A&M, spoiling a great complete game effort from sophomore Sydney Robey (Glenmoore, Pa.) as she allowed just six hits and one walk while striking out three in her complete game, six inning effort. Quinnipiac falls to 2-12 with the loss while Florida A&M improves to 7-13.

Sophomore Abby Johnson (Chelmsford, Mass.) continues her torrid stretch at the leadoff position as she reached base safely in all three plate appearances against the Rattlers with two walks and one single and she even scored the lone Bobcat on the day. Juniors Nikki Barba (San Diego, Calif.), Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.) Hannah Lindsley (Narragansett, R.I.) and Johnson were the only four Bobcats to chip in a hit on the afternoon.

Robey was under the gun early as Florida A&M put runners in scoring position in each of the first two innings but the Bobcats' sophomore standout shut the door on both threats.

After Robey's efforts, the Bobcats jumped out to an early lead, generating a run with two outs as Johnson and Solt walked and Barba then reached on an error that scored Johnson all the way from second base.

Robey once again shut the door on a Rattler threat in the third inning as two back-to-back singles with one out put the go-ahead run on-base but two straight groundouts put an end to another decisive inning for the Bobcats.

After several unconverted opportunities, the Rattlers finally broke through but were aided by two costly Bobcat errors that helped lead to a three-run fifth inning. After Robey struck out the first batter of the inning, two straight Rattlers reached base via an error in the field and they capitalized with two run-scoring singles and a stolen base of home plate to make it 3-1 heading into the top of the sixth.

Florida A&M was able to tack on one more insurance run it the sixth to make it 4-1 and Quinnipiac went down with six consecutive outs to end the game.

All four of Robey's runs were unearned as she pitched well in her team-leading second complete game effort of the season.

Contact: Maxx McNall; maxx.mcnall@quinnipiac.edu

Contact: Maxx McNall; maxx.mcnall@quinnipiac.edu