Mount St. Mary's Softball Sweeps Coppin State in Doubleheader

Mount St. Mary's Softball Sweeps Coppin State in Doubleheader

Baltimore, Md. (April 18, 2017) – Mount St. Mary's University came back to top Coppin State with a pair of runs in the final inning of game one, before rolling to an 18-0 victory in the second game to register a sweep of the doubleheader.

GAME 1: Mount St. Mary's 6, Coppin State 5

Trailing by a pair of runs heading into the final inning, Jessica Greenewald and Lindsay Heinze knocked RBI doubles to lift Mount St. Mary's University to a 6-5 comeback victory in game one of the doubleheader.

Kaylee Cross led off the frame with a single to left and later advanced on a sac bunt from Kaylee Stoner. With one out, Greenewald laced a double to left field to score pinch runner Lexi Donovan and tie the game at 5-5.

After a flyout by Rachel Heinze made it two outs and a runner on second, Lindsay Heinze drove a double down the left field line to score Greenewald and give the Mount a 6-5 advantage.

Sam Lichtner set down Coppin State 1-2-3 in the bottom of the seventh to close out the complete-game effort and register her 10th win of the season. Lichtner allowed two earned runs and struck out 10 batters in seven innings of work.

Greenewald went 3-for-4 in the contest with a pair of runs and one RBI, while Rachel and Lindsay Heinze drove in a pair of runs apiece.

GAME 2: Mount St. Mary's 18, Coppin State 0 (5 innings)

The bats came alive in game two of the doubleheader for the Mountaineers as they cruised past Coppin State 18-0 in five innings.

Rachel Heinze, Lindsay Heinze and Kaylee Cross notched three hits each in the contest and combined for nine RBIs. Rachel Heinze and Cross both went deep, along with Morgan Alisauckas.

Katie Olson earned the win with a pair of strikeouts and just three hits allowed in four innings of work, and Jordan Weaver added a scoreless inning in the fifth as the duo combined for the shutout.

The Mount scored three in the first and one run in the third before exploding for 14 runs in the fifth frame. Jessica Greenewald and Cross combined for six RBIs in the inning, and Shelbee Holcomb and Lindsay Heinze added a pair apiece. The three-run homer for Cross in the frame was the first of her career.

Mount St. Mary's returns to action on April 22 with a doubleheader at Wagner beginning at 1 p.m.