Riabko gives Lady Rams split with East Stroudsburg

Head Coach Joe Long
Head Coach Joe Long

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – Right fielder Samantha Riabko slugged a double in the seventh inning to produce the eventual game-winning run as the Philadelphia University team defeated East Stroudsburg, 3-2, in game two of a non-conference doubleheader Thursday afternoon. The Warriors won a marathon first game, 7-6 in 11 innings.


Riabko's double, one of two hits in the game for her, came with one out and plated second baseman Danielle Parisi, who singled to open the seventh and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt.


Pitcher Samantha Abromavage made that run hold up by tossing a scoreless seventh inning. Abromavage was solid as she earned the complete-game win, allowing two unearned runs on six hits and struck out three


The Lady Rams (9-24) trailed 2-1 when they got an RBI groundout from first baseman Kacie DeMaio in the fifth, that allowed center fielder Stephanie Martin, who starting the inning out with a double, to score.


Martin and Abromavage finished the game with two hits each.


The Warriors (12-23) scored single runs in the first and fourth innings. The first run came on an error and the second run scored on a fielder's choice hit into by center fielder Kacie Killeen.


Third baseman Cara McNeil had two hits for the Warriors.


Marianne Wright took the loss after surrender three runs, two earned, on seven hits and fanned three.


In game one the Warriors scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch.


Philadelphia took a 4-0 lead in the third inning, which included RBI singles from left fielder Emma Haley and third baseman Andrea Schell.


Catcher Alex Schubert recorded a two-run double to right-center as part of a four-run bottom of the third for East Stroudsburg to tie the game.


Relief pitcher Nicole Troisi, who came on in the third, helped her own cause with a solo home run, her second of the season, to give Philadelphia a 5-4 lead in the fourth.


The Warriors got the tying run in the fifth on an error.


The game remained tied at five until the 10th when Riabko singled home DeMaio to put Philadelphia back in front 6-5.


East Stroudsburg first baseman Brittany Zanzalalri drove in the team's sixth run in the bottom of the inning with a groundout.


Haley, Troisi and Riabko all had two hits to pace the Philadelphia nine-hit attack. The Warriors had 12 hits, three each coming from shortstop Rebecca Smith and designated player Rachel Gieringer.


Warrior reliever Taylor Webb earned the win after going seven innings, allowing one unearned run on three hits, and struck out six. Troisi took the loss despite giving up five hits in eight innings of work. She gave up three unearned runs.


Philadelphia returns home to face Felician in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference doubleheader Saturday, April 14 starting at noon.