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Softball’s winning streak ends in doubleheader

  • Out | Junior utility Kayla Shimoda left seven on base in the Lions’ doubleheader split with Manhattan.

On Tuesday, the Lions (14-10, 4-0 Ivy) extended their program-record winning streak to 10 with a tight win in the first of two games against Manhattan (8-15). But the historic streak finally met its end later in the afternoon as the Lions weren’t able to contain the Jaspers’ powerful hitting and fell, 12-8, in the second game. 

The first contest went down to the wire, as the Lions needed a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning by first-year Shelby Unger to pull out the 5-4 win. Unger, who is the reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Week, didn’t cool off in-between matches as she kicked off the second game with a two-run blast that gave the Lions the early lead. But the Jaspers outdueled the hosts en route to a 12-8 victory. With the win, Manhattan handed Columbia its first home loss of the season.

The Lions are on the road this weekend to face Ivy opponents Dartmouth and Harvard.

sports@columbiaspectator.com | @CUSpecSports

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