Mount St. Mary's Softball Drops Both Games to First Place Saint Francis U

Mount St. Mary's Softball Drops Both Games to First Place Saint Francis U

Emmitsburg, Md. (April 15, 2017)--Mount St. Mary's dropped both games of a Northeast Conference doubleheader to league-leading Saint Francis University on Saturday afternoon at Our Lady of the Meadows Field on campus.  The Mount fell 6-1 in the opening game before dropping a 3-0 decision in game two.

In the opening game, Saint Francis got all the scoring they would need on a Sierra McKee grand slam in the top of the first inning.  The Red Flash (35-9, 8-0 NEC) added a run in the top of the fourth on Jordan Seneca's RBI infield single.

Mount St. Mary's (14-23, 4-4 NEC) got a run back in the bottom of the inning when Lindsay Heinze connected for a solo home run to center field.  Heinze now has five home runs on the season.  The Red Flash added an insurance run on Haley Norton's RBI groundout with the bases loaded in the top of the sixth to round out the scoring.

Heinze finished the game 2-for-3 with a double and a home run while Morgan Alisauckas added a pair of hits in the game.  Sam Lichtner recovered from the first inning grand slam to allow just two runs the rest of the game.  She had four strikeouts with six earned runs allowed in a complete game.

Ethel Santai struck out a season-high 11 batters while allowing one run to pick up the win for Saint Frnacis.  Cheyenne McKee and Seneca each had two hits in the game.

In the second game, Ketarah DeVries faced the minimum amount of batters in a one-hit complete-game shutout.  DeVries struck out 10 while allowing just a first-inning single to lead the Red Flash to the 3-0 win.

Saint Francis took advantage of a pair of hit batters in the top of the first to score a pair of runs.  Madison Cabell's RBI single drove home the first run while Taylor Hoover walked with the bases loaded to make it 2-0.

The Mount's lone hit came in the bottom of the first when Jessica Greenewald singled to left field with one out.  DeVries got a double-play on the next batter, and retired all 18 batters over the next six innings to earn the win.

Marian Ruf tossed a complete game for the Mount, allowing three runs with four strikeouts in the contest.

The Mountaineers return to action with a doubleheader at Coppin State on Tuesday, April 18.  The first game is slated to start at 3:00 p.m.