Newark, Del. (May 2, 2018)—The Mount St Mary's softball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader in the final non-conference matchup at Delaware on Wednesday. The Blue Hens took game one, 8-1, before edging the Mount, 4-3, in the nightcap.
GAME 1: Delaware 8, Mount St. Mary's 1
Delaware (15-31) scored four times in the bottom of the first and never looked back in a 9-1 win in the opening game of the doubleheader.
Leanna Gearhart opened the game with a triple, and she came home to score on a Giovanna Kolofer base hit. Mariah Kondravy followed with a two-run homer to make it 3-0 with the final run of the inning coming on a fielder's choice.
The Blue Hens added single runs in the second and third, and two more in the fourth, to round out the scoring.
GAME 2: Delaware 4, Mount St. Mary's 3
Delaware scored in the bottom of the seventh to edge the Mount, 4-3, in the second game of the doubleheader. Morgan Alisauckas had a pair of hits for the Mount in the game.
After Delaware took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, the Mount answered in the second when Stoner doubled and came home to score on a Shea McFarland base hit.
The Mount grabbed a 2-1 advantage in the fourth when Caeley Etter walked with the bases loaded, but the Blue Hens tied the score on an Anna Steinmetz solo home run in the bottom of the inning.
Kolofer had an RBI triple in the bottom of the fifth to even the score, and the Blue Hens scored in the seventh to earn the win. Julia Solderitch walked to open the inning, moved to second on a sacrifice, and advanced to third on a wild pitch. With two outs, Kolofer drew a walk, and Solderitch used a delay steal to score the winning run when the catcher threw the ball back to the pitcher.
Jordan Weaver tossed a complete game for the Mount, allowing four runs while striking out four in the game.
UP NEXT: The Mountaineers host Sacred Heart on Sunday, May 6, at Our Lady of the Meadows Field. The first game of the doubleheader begins at noon.