Softball: Raiders Split a Pair of Games; Game Winning Run in Final Inning

Brittany Baitt
Brittany Baitt

ALLIANCE, Ohio-- The University of Mount Union softball team split a pair of games-- a 4-3 victory and a 6-0 loss-- to Marietta Sunday in an Ohio Athletic Conference, double header in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders move to 11-15 overall and 4-8 in the conference while Marietta moves to 12-16 overall and 5-7 in the conference.

Mount Union trailed by one in the bottom of the seventh inning as freshman Brittany Baitt (Painesville/Riverside) hit a double driving home the tying run followed by fellow freshman Shelby Vansickle (Loudonville/Loudonville) hitting a walk off single as the Raiders won game one, 4-3.

The Pioneers earned three runs off of three home runs in the first, third and fifth innings.

Cierra Bloom sent the first pitch of the game over the center field fence followed by Brianna Finck hitting the next two home runs scoring Marietta's second and final run as Mount Union went on to defeat Marietta, 4-3 in the final inning.

Earning the win on the mound for the Raiders was sophomore Allie Scali (Parma/Parma) improving to a 3-7 record.

In game two, Marietta gained an early lead scoring five runs in the first inning with three singles and a grand slam for Kaitlin Klinchock.

The Raiders committed four errors in game two with seven hits but were unable to get on the board falling to Marietta, 6-0, in game two.

Mount Union next hosts Muskingum Tuesday, April 14 at 3 pm at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.

Mount Union 4, Marietta 3 (Apr 12, 2015 at Alliance, Ohio)
Marietta............ 101 010 0 -  3  6  3      (11-16, 4-7 OAC)
Mount Union......... 000 002 2 -  4  7  1      (11-14, 4-7 OAC)
Pitchers: Marietta - Alexis O'Hair and Rachel Montgomery. Mount Union - Erin Simmons;
Allie Scalli(5) and Logan Lehman.
Win-Allie Scalli(3-7)  Loss-Alexis O'Hair(2-5)  T-1:20  A-55
HR MAR - Cierra Bloom; Brianna Finck 2.
HR MTU - Leigh Siedlak.
Weather: 60 F/ Sunny
Game: 15SBGM27

Marietta 6, Mount Union 0 (Apr 12, 2015 at Alliance, Ohio)
Marietta............ 501 000 0 -  6 10  1      (12-16, 5-7 OAC)
Mount Union......... 000 000 0 -  0  7  4      (11-15, 4-8 OAC)
Pitchers: Marietta - Kristina LaRocca; Alison Kach(7) and Rachel Montgomery. Mount Union -
Sadie Janus; Erin Simmons(1) and Logan Lehman.
Win-Alison Kach(5-3)  Loss-Sadie Janus(3-2)  T-1:30  A-60
HR MAR - Kaitlin Klinchock; Ashlee Ireland.
Weather: 60F/Sunny
LaRocca faced 2 batters in the 7th.
Game: 15SBGM28