Softball: Second Consecutive Sweep for Mount Union in Florida

Natalie Martin (Photo by Christopher Selner/Concordia University Chicago)
Natalie Martin (Photo by Christopher Selner/Concordia University Chicago)

CLERMONT, Fla. -- The Mount Union softball team claimed two more victories as they defeated Carroll (Wis.), 3-1, and Southern Maine, 10-4, for a sweep Thursday at Hancock Park.

Against Carroll (7-4), the Purple Raiders were behind early with a solo home run in the top of the second inning but went on to score a run in the final three innings for the win. 

Maggie Dominick (Dennison/Tuscarawas Central Catholic) went 2-for-2 in the game with solo home run in the bottom of the fourth. Brooklyn Hellman (Canton/Massillon Jackson) and Alexandra Pasco (Wadsworth/Highland) batted in a run each on a single from Hellman and sacrifice hit from Pasco.

Pasco additionally received the win on the mound in her fourth complete game. Improving to 5-1 on the season, Pasco only gave up one run on five hits with four strikeouts.

Mount Union scored first in game two against Southern Maine (1-1), for a 1-0 lead in the top of the third before extending it to 9-0 through five innings.

In the top of the fourth, the Raiders scored six runs on six hits. Natalie Martin (Millersburg/West Holmes) got the surge going with an RBI single to left center. Southern Maine reached two out and looked to end the inning but Mount Union's hitters were able to bring in five more runs with a double from Hanna Ingram (Stow), a single from Hellman and a single from Allie Goldy (Painesville/Riverside).

Mount Union's scoring carried over to the fifth as Montana Martin (Massillon/Tuslaw) ripped a shot to deep right field that brought in a pair of runs, giving the Raiders a 9-0 advantage.

Southern Maine kept the game going by putting four runs on the board in the bottom half of the fifth inning. Both teams went scoreless in the sixth while Mount Union brought in one more in the seventh, claiming victory at 10-4.

Peyton Morrison (3-2) would be credited with the win after five innings pitched while giving up four hits with two strikeouts. 

Mount Union concludes their spring trip in Florida with a pair of games against Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts at 10 a.m. and North Park (Ill.) at 12:30 p.m.