Mount St. Mary's Softball Downed by Delaware on Wednesday Afternoon.

Mount St. Mary's Softball Downed by Delaware on Wednesday Afternoon.

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 Mountaineers (16-25-1) got a run back in the top of the second.  Kaylee Stoner's single to center field scored Shelbee Holcomb with the Mount's lone run of the game.

The Blue Hens added single runs in the second and third, and two more in the fourth, to round out the scoring.

Amanda Berkley allowed eight runs (six earned) in a complete-game loss for the Mountaineers.  Marian Ruf went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Mount offense.

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.

Alisauckas singled to open the fifth, moved to second on a Lexi Donovan bunt, and then to third on a Liindsay Heinze base hit.  She came home with the go-ahead run on a Marian Ruf fielder's choice.

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.