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Rutgers softball improved to 5-1 with a 2-0 victory over Army

Rutgers softball (5-1) kicks off the Panther Invitational Miami, Florida, on Friday with a 2-0 victory over Army (0-5). The Scarlet Knights game against Army is one of two scheduled games for Friday, with the second being against No. 10 Duke.

The Scarlet Knights jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Rutgers catcher Katie Wingert and left-fielder Jillian Anderson produced two doubles in the first innings to give the Scarlet Knights the 2-0 lead.

The Scarlet Knights struggled at the plate throughout the game, recording only four hits and five walks, but those four hits produced enough runs to surpass the Black Knights.

Rutgers held the Black Knights scoreless throughout the game, with pitcher Mattie Boyd striking out nine batters. Boyd pitched seven innings, allowing two walks and no hits. The Sachse, Texas native picked up her third win on the season with her victory over Army.

Rutgers will try to continue their winning momentum as they take on Duke in their second game on Friday in the Panther Invitational.

 

 

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire