Softball: Saxton Hits Mount Union's First Home Run in Win Over Concordia; Raiders Fall to Franklin & Marshall

Anna Saxton (Photo by Christopher Selner/Concordia University Chicago)
Anna Saxton (Photo by Christopher Selner/Concordia University Chicago)

CLERMONT, Fla. -- Mount Union's softball team is now 4-4 after defeating Concordia University Chicago (2-3) 9-1 in five innings and falling to Franklin & Marshall (Pa.) (5-1) 8-2 on Tuesday afternoon at Hancock Park.

Against Concorida, the Purple Raiders tallied 12 hits for nine runs over the course of four innings. Mount Union was scoreless in the fifth and and only allowed one run to win the game in five innings.

Maggie Dominick (Dennison/Tuscarawas Central Catholic) and Emily Hume (Minerva) accounted one RBI a piece while Allie Goldy (Painesville/Riverside), Savannah Miner (Louisville) and Anna Saxton (Boardman) all drove in two runs each, including Saxton's two-run homerun to left center field in the top of the fourth. Running for Morgan Riley (Charleroi, Pa./Charleroi), who got on base with a double, Alexis French (Rocky River/Magnificat) was able to make it across the plate on an error.

In the circle, Alexandra Pasco (Wadsworth/Highland) added another win to her record, improving to 3-1, after five innings allowing just one run on six hits with seven strikeouts. 

Against Franklin & Marshall, Mount Union's bats cooled off as the Raiders were only able to score two runs with seven hits while leaving six on base. Franklin & Marshall had an explosive opening inning with six runs scored on five hits, one of them being a three-run blast to left field. Mount Union's two runs came in the top of the sixth to prevent an early ending with an RBI single from Riley and a sacrifice fly from Saxton.

Cheyanne Bosse (Montville/Berkshire) would get the start but the loss as well to make her 0-1. Ashley Cascio (Elyria/Elyria Catholic) and Peyton Morrison (Canton/GlenOak) also appeared in the game.

Mount Union next plays Wednesday, March 13 against Wesleyan (Conn.) at 11:45 a.m. and Nebraska Wesleyan at 2:00 p.m. at Minneola Athletic Complex.