Mount St. Mary's Softball Hosts Coppin State on Wednesday

Mount St. Mary's Softball Hosts Coppin State on Wednesday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (6-18) vs. COPPIN STATE (3-20)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (DH)
Our Lady of the Meadows Field, Emmitsburg, Md.

MOUNT UPDATE:  Mount St. Mary's enters the doubleheader on Wednesday with a 6-18 record after going 1-4 at the Mount St. Mary's Invitational this past weekend. The Mount lost three one-run games over the weekend, including an 8-7 loss to Cornell and a 7-6 loss to Morgan State on Sunday.  Rachel Heinze leads the team with a .370 average, seven home runs and 24 runs scored.  Lindsay Heinze is hitting .364 while Morgan Alisauckas is hitting .319 with a team-high 17 RBI.  Sam Lichtner has been the top pitcher, going 4-5 with a 4.32 ERA in 60.0 innings pitched.

ABOUT THE EAGLES: Coppin State enters the doubleheader with a 3-20 record after a 1-2 mark against Maryland-Eastern Shore this past weekend.  Cayla Brown leads Coppin State with a .351 average while Megan Narvaez is hitting .314.  Madison Didion has started 14 of the team's 23 games, posting a 3-10 record in 71.1 innings of work.

THE ALL-TIME SERIES:  Mount St. Mary's holds a 28-5 lead in the all-time series with Coppin State.  The Mountaineers have won the past six meetings, including all four last year.  Jessica Greenewald hit .667 (8-for-12) in the four games against Coppin State last year while Rachel Heinze hit .500 (6-for-12) with three home runs and seven RBI.  Sam Lichtner was 2-0 with a 0.70 ERA in 10 innings pitched against the Eagles in 2016.

THIS AND THAT:  Rachel Heinze has a team-high seven home runs, adding to her school record…Heinze has 33 home runs in her Mount career…Heinze it hitting .484 with 12 runs scored over the past 10 games…Shea McFarland is hitting .438 over the past five games…Jordan Weaver leads the team with 43 strikeouts in 39.1 innings…Lindsay Heinze leads the Mount with seven doubles.

UP NEXT:  The Mountaineers open Northeast Conference play with a doubleheader at LIU Brooklyn on Saturday, April 1.  The first game will start at 1:00 p.m.