Mount St. Mary's Softball to Host Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday

Mount St. Mary's Softball to Host Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (10-20, 1-1 NEC) vs. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (2-17, 0-2 NEC)
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 1:30 p.m. (DH)
Emmitsburg, Md., Our Lady of the Meadows Field

SCHEDULE UPDATE:  The Mount's doubleheader at Robert Morris set for Saturday, April 8, has been postponed due to the weather.  The make-up date is Saturday, May 6, with a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader.

MOUNT UPDATE:  Rachel Heinze went 4-for-6 with five RBI as the Mountaineers split a doubleheader at Morgan State on Tuesday.  Heinze hit a three-run home run and Sam Lichtner earned the win, allowing one run in 5.2 innings of work in a 4-3 win in game one.  Heinze went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles in the second game, but Morgan State scored nine runs in the bottom of the fourth to rally for an 11-6 win.  Heinze leads the Mount with a .389 average, eight home runs, 32 runs scored and 23 RBI.  Licthner is 7-5 with a 3.67 ERA in 17 appearances (14 starts).

ABOUT THE KNIGHTS:  Fairleigh Dickinson split a doubleheader with UMass on Wednesday to improve to 2-17 on the season.  The Knights are 0-2 in NEC play, dropping a home doubleheader to Saint Francis U, and will play Wagner on Saturday.  Reanna Cervantes leads the team with a .382 average while Kellie Natham is hitting .292 with a team-high 12 RBI.  Madison Emerson is 0-5 with a 5.41 ERA in 32.1 innings pitched to lead the pitching staff.

THE ALL-TIME SERIES WITH FDU:  Mount St. Mary's is 17-13 all-time against Fairleigh Dickinson in the series that began in 2001.  The Mount has lost five in a row to the Knights, including a pair of one-run defeats at FDU last season.  Mount St. Mary's is 7-7 at home all-time in the series, and the Mount's last win over FDU was a 1-0 victory on April 13, 2014.

ODDS AND ENDS:  Rachel Heinze is hitting .462 with 16 runs scored and 12 RBI over the past 13 games…Shea McFarland is hitting .351 over the same stretch…Sam Lichtner is 5-1 with a 3.50 ERA and four complete games over her past nine appearances…Rachel Heinze has reached base in each of the past seven games…Mount St. Mary's is 4-7 in one-run games this year.

UP NEXT:  The Mount hosts Georgetown (Apr. 12), Central Connecticut (Apr. 14) and Saint Francis U (Apr. 15) next week.