Softball: Mount Union Drops a Pair of Games to Capital

Brooke Cox
Brooke Cox

COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The University of Mount Union softball team dropped a pair of games -- 11-3 and 6-2-- to the Capital Crusaders in an Ohio Athletic Conference, double header Saturday in Columbus.

The Purple Raiders drop to 10-14 on the season (3-7 OAC) as Capital advances to 18-7 on the season and 9-1 in the conference.

In game one, Mount Union got on the board first after junior Megan Okuda (Gibsonia, Pa/Pine-Richland) singled up with middle with two outs and bases loaded driving in one runner.

Capital earned the lead in the bottom of the first with two singles and a double driving in two runs. Junior Erin Simmons (Suffield/Field) closed the inning striking out three batters.

Freshman Brittany Baitt (Painesville/Riverside) hit a double down the left field line-- hitting two for four on the game-- followed by junior Andi VanSickle (Loudonville/Loudonville) hitting a single to right field.

Both VanSickle and Baitt stole on the next play sending Baitt home for the Raiders second run tying the game, 2-2.

In the top of the third inning, senior Leigh Siedlak (Westerville/Westerville South) earned an RBI hitting a grounder to right field sending the Raiders third and final run of the game home.

A four-run fifth inning and a three-run sixth inning put the game away for Capital as the Crusaders went on the win game one, 11-3.

In game two, Capital got an early 2-0 lead scoring a run the first and third inning.

The Crusaders pushed the lead to 5-0 scoring three runs in the fifth inning capitalizing on two Mount Union throwing errors.

The Raiders attempted a rally in the sixth inning as sophomore Logan Lehman (Orrville/Orrville) got on base off a single down the left field line. Freshman Kate Mash (Clinton/Manchester) drove in two runs for the Raiders hitting a double to left field making the score 5-2.

Capital went one to defeat the Raiders 6-2 in game two.

Mount Union has a quick turnaround as they host Marietta in a make-up game tomorrow, Sunday, April 12 at 1 pm at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.

Capital 11, Mount Union 3 (Apr 11, 2015 at Columbus, Ohio)
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Mount Union......... 111 000  -  3  8  0      (10-13, 3-6)
Capital............. 220 043  - 11 13  0      (17-7, 8-1)
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Pitchers: Mount Union - Allie Scalli; Erin Simmons(1); Sadie Janus(5) and Megan Okuda.
Capital - Patznick and Rose.
Win-Patznick(7-2)  Loss-Allie Scalli(2-6)  T-2:00  A-47
HR CAPS - Patznick.
Scali faced 3 batters in the 1st.
Game: 15SBGM25



Capital 6, Mount Union 2 (Apr 11, 2015 at Columbus, Ohio)
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Mount Union......... 000 000 2 -  2  5  1      (10-14, 3-7)
Capital............. 101 031 X -  6 12  0      (18-7, 9-1)
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Pitchers: Mount Union - Allie Scalli; Erin Simmons(5) and Megan Okuda. Capital - Billings and
Rose.
Win-Billings(10-6)  Loss-Allie Scalli(2-6)  T-2:00  A-54
Weather: Sunny
Game: 15SBGM26