Softball: Mount Union Takes Another Split on Day Five in Florida

Jordan Kramer (Photo By: Mark Kramer)
Jordan Kramer (Photo By: Mark Kramer)

CLERMONT, Fla. – Mount Union's softball team split a pair of games on the fifth day of competition in Clermont, Fla.

Mount Union (5-5) defeated Neumann (Pa.), 7-3, in its first game of the day then took a tough loss to Rose-Hulman (Ind.), 1-0.

Against Neumann, Mount Union scored two in the top of the first with Andi Vansickle (Loudonville/Loudonville) hit a double bringing in Jordan Kramer (Mentor/Mentor) and Brittany Baitt (Painsville/Riverside)

Neumann rallied back scoring two runs in the top of the third the Raiders scoring one in the bottom of the third with a single by Vansickle that drove in Brooke Cox (Louisville/Louisville) and made it 3-2.

Mount Union scored again in the bottom of the fourth to increase the the lead to 4-2 with a Baitt single that allowed Shelby Vansickle (Loudonville/Loudinville) to score.

Logan Lehman (Orrville/Orrivlle) started off the bottom of the fifth with a solo homerun and Jordan Tull (Brewster/Fairless) had an RBI single that extended the score 6-2.

Neumann would get one in the sixth before the Raiders would score one more in the bottom of the sixth with Cox driving in a run for the 7-3 final.

In the circle, Erin Simmons (Suffied/Field) threw a complete game allowing only three runs, nine hits and having five strikeouts.

Allie Scali (Parma/Parma) took the loss against Rose-Hulman but threw seven strikeouts and only allowed two hits and one run.

The first six innings were scoreless for the Raiders and the Fightin' Engineers. In the top of the fourth, Mount Union had bases loaded but was not be able to get a run in.

Rose-Hulman scored their one and only run in the bottom of the sixth inning with Mount Union not being able to score in the top of the seventh.

Mount Union plays against York at 11:00 am and Wartburg at 3:00 pm tomorrow afternoon.

Mount Union 7, Neumann 3 (Mar 03, 2016 at Clermont, Fla.)
Neumann............. 002 001 0 -  3  9  1      (3-5)
Mount Union......... 201 121 0 -  7 13  1      (5-4)
Pitchers: Neumann - Wilkie, Lauren and Cox, Julia. Mount Union - Erin Simmons and Logan Lehman.
Win-Erin Simmons(2-0)  Loss-Wilkie, Lauren(0-1)  T-1hr 30  A-55
HR MTU - Logan Lehman.
Weather: Cloudy & 70

Rose-Hulman 1, Mount Union 0 (03/03/16 at Clermont, Fla.)
Mount Union......... 000 000 0 -  0  5  0      (5-5)
Rose-Hulman......... 000 001 X -  1  2  2      (5-3)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Scalli and Logan Lehman. Rose-Hulman - Taylor Lockhart and Janel Lake.
Win-Taylor Lockhart(3-1)  Loss-Scalli(2-1)  T-1:10  A-75