Softball: Mount Union Split a Pair of Games Tuesday

Softball: Mount Union Split a Pair of Games Tuesday

CLERMONT, Fla.—Mount Union's softball team split a pair of games winning 6-1 against Wesleyan (Ga.) and dropping a game 11-2 to Susquehanna (Pa.) Tuesday in Clermont, Florida.

In game one, both teams struggled at bat until Mount Union scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the second. Sophomore Logan Lehman (Orrville/Orrville) singled followed by sophomore Brooke Cox (Louisville/Louisville) who laid down a bunt. Two errors for Wesleyan  led to the Raiders first run.

The following inning junior Andi VanSickle (Loudonville/Loudonville) hit one over the fence moving the Raiders to 2-0.

Mount Union got the bats moving in the fourth inning as sophomore Allie Scali (Parma/Parma) got on base by an error then scored off of freshman Sadie Janus' (Kent/Kent Roosevelt) single to right field.

Freshman Brittany Baitt (Painesville/Riverside) earned the next two RBI's landing a triple in right field as the Purple Raiders led 5-0.

Wesleyan got on the board in the sixth inning after a series of singles led to their lone run of the game.

Mount Union went on to defeat Wesleyan 6-1.

Against Susquehanna, Mount Union trailed 3-0 heading into the bottom of the first after two homeruns.

The Raiders attempted a rally in the bottom of the first inning with a trio of doubles for Baitt, sophomore Olivia Schumacher (Gahanna/Gahanna Lincoln) and senior Leigh Siedlak (Westerville/Westerville South) earning the Raiders two runs cutting the lead to 3-2. Schumacher led the team batting 4-6 on the day.

Susquehanna advanced the lead to six scoring three more runs in the second inning with three walks and two singles.

A homerun was the only run scored for either team until the sixth inning putting Susquehanna up 7-2.

Susquehanna ended the game with four more runs in the sixth inning leading to the eventual 11-2 victory over Mount Union.

Mount Union takes a break Wednesday and will continue play Thursday, Mar. 5 against Muhlenberg (Pa.) at 3 pm and Misericordia (Ill.) at 5 pm.

Mount Union 6, Wesleyan 1 (Mar 3, 2015 at Clermont, Florida)
Wesleyan............ 000 001 0 -  1  8  3
Mount Union......... 011 310 X -  6  9  0      (3-2)
Pitchers: Wesleyan - Wilson and Vi. Clower. Mount Union - Erin Simmons; Sadie Janus(2) and
Megan Okuda; Allie Scalli.
Win-Sadie Janus(1-0)  Loss-Wilson  T-2:00  A-200
HR MTU - Andi VanSickle.
Game: 15SBGM05

Susquehanna 11, Mount Union 2 (Mar 3, 2015 at Clermont, Florida)
Susquehanna......... 331 004  - 11 16  0
Mount Union......... 200 000  -  2  6  3      (3-3)
Pitchers: Susquehanna - Morgan Lewis and Kelly Miller. Mount Union - Erin Simmons;
Allie Scalli(2); Sadie Janus(6) and Logan Lehman.
Win-Morgan Lewis  Loss-Erin Simmons(1-1)  T-2:00  A-200
HR SUSSB - Brianna Murphy 2; Alyssa Cantalini.
Simmons faced 3 batters in the 2nd.
Game: 15SBGM06