Mount St. Mary's Softball Hosts Sacred Heart for Sunday Doubleheader

Mount St. Mary's Softball Hosts Sacred Heart for Sunday Doubleheader

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (16-25-1, 6-8 NEC) vs. SACRED HEART (29-22, 9-5 NEC)
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 12:00 p.m. (DH)
Our Lady of the Meadows Field, Emmitsburg, Md.

MOUNT UPDATE:  Mount St. Mary's enters Sunday's game with a 16-25-1 record, including a 6-8 mark in the Northeast Conference.  The Mount was swept in a doubleheader at Delaware on Wednesday, falling by the scores to 8-1 and 4-3.  Morgan Alisauckas has been swinging a hot bat for the Mountaineers, hitting .488 (21-of-43) over the past 12 games with four home runs and 12 runs scored.  She now leads the team with a .323 average.  Lindsay Heinze is hitting .308 with a team-high 11 doubles and 27 RBI.  Katie Olson leads the pitching staff with a 5-4 record and a 4.20 ERA in 75.0 innings of work.

ABOUT THE PIONEERS:  Sacred Heart is 29-22 on the season, and is tied for second place in the Northeast Conference with a 9-5 league mark.  The Pioneers have the top pitching staff in the NEC with a team ERA of 1.74.  Emily Orosco (12-4, 1.19 ERA) and Kristen McCann (11-13, 2.07 ERA) have led the pitchers.  The two have combined for 356 strikeouts this season.  Fallon Bevino leads a balanced offense, hitting .293 with five home runs and 20 RBI.

THE ALL-TIME SERIES:  Sacred Heart holds a 23-16 lead in the all-time series with the Mount that began in 1986.  The Mount has had recent success against the Pioneers, winning eight of the past 10 meetings between the two teams.  The Mount and Sacred Heart split last year's meetings in Fairfield, Conn.  The Mount is 10-12 all-time at home against Sacred Heart, though the Pioneers last win in Emmitsburg came in 2012.

LAST YEAR'S MEETINGS:  The Mount and Sacred Heart split last year's doubleheader in Fairfield, Conn.  Sam Lichtner tossed a three-hit shutout to lead the Mount to a 3-0 win in game one.  Rachel Heinze went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in the win.  Sacred Heart's Kristen McCann struck out 10 while tossing a three-hit shutout of her own to lead the Pioneers to a 5-0 win in game two.

UP NEXT:  This is the final game of the regular season for the Mountaineers.