Mount Softball Rallies for Game One Win in Doubleheader Split with Buffalo

Mount Softball Rallies for Game One Win in Doubleheader Split with Buffalo

Emmitsburg, Md. (March 22, 2017)--Mount St. Mary's rallied for a 5-3 victory in the opening game of a doubleheader against Buffalo at Our Lady of the Meadows Field on Wednesday afternoon.  Buffalo won game two, 13-0, to earn a split in the twinbill.

Game 1:  Mount St. Mary's 5, Buffalo 3

Mount St. Mary's scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally from a 3-0 deficit to earn the win in the opening game of the non-conference doubleheader.  Morgan Alisauckas drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle.

Trailing 3-0 heading to the bottom of the sixth, Shelbee Holcomb singled and Kaylee Stoner doubled to put runners on second and third with no outs.  Jessica Greenewald then laced a double down the right-field line to plate both runners to cut the deficit to 3-2.  A Rachel Heinze infield single put runners on first and third, but Buffalo was able to get the first out when a Mount squeeze attempt failed.  With Rachel Heinze on second, a Lindsay Heinze ground ball went through the legs of Buffalo's second baseman, allowing the tying run to score.  Alisauckas then came through with a clutch single up the middle to score pinch runner Lexi Donovan with the go-ahead run.  Emilee Kirk added an insurance run with an RBI single for a 5-3 advantage.

Buffalo (4-22) had taken the lead with a single run in the third and a pair of unearned runs in the top of the fifth.

Rachel Heinze and Kirk each went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Mount in the opening game.  Sam Lichtner earned the win, allowing one earned run in seven innings with five strikeouts.

Game 2:  Buffalo 13, Mount St. Mary's 0

Buffalo scored 13 runs over the final three innings to break open a scoreless game to earn the win in the second game of the doubleheader.  Shelbee Holcomb went 2-for-2 with a double for the Mount in the loss.

The Bulls scored a pair of runs in the top of the fifth on an Ally Power two-run double.  Gabby Keller's RBI single in the sixth made it 3-0, and a Danielle Llalos RBI triple pushed the lead to four.  The Bulls scored eight times in the seventh to put the game away.

Jordan Weaver struck out 10 batters in 6.1 innings for the Mount, but she took the loss after allowing 10 runs (eight earned) on 13 hits and eight walks.

The Mount is back in action on Friday, March 24, with a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader against Manhattan at Our Lady of the Meadows Field on campus.