Mount Softball Hosts Coppin State on Tuesday

Mount Softball Hosts Coppin State on Tuesday

Mount St. Mary's (10-15) vs. Coppin State (3-14)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 2:00 p.m. (DH)
Our Lady of the Meadows Field, Emmitsburg, Md.


The Mount is back in action at Our Lady of the Meadows Field on Tuesday with a doubleheader against visiting Coppin State. 

MOUNT UPDATE: Mount St. Mary's lost both ends of a home doubleheader against Albany on March 20.  The Mount fell in the opening game, 4-2, before dropping a 5-2 decision in game two.  Freshman Kaia Bonshock went 2-for-3 with her first collegiate home run in the two games.  She reached base in six of her seven plate appearances in the twinbill.  Avery Neuhart and Amanda Berkley each pitched complete games for the Mount as well.  Shelbee Holcom leads the Mount with a .386 average this season while Lindsay Heinze is hitting .350 with seven doubles, seven home runs and 15 RBI.  Katie Olson is 2-1 with a 3.54 ERA in 13 appearances.

ABOUT THE EAGLES: Coppin State dropped two of three games to Delaware State over the weekend to fall to 3-14 overall and 1-2 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).  All three games were decided by one run with Coppin State winning 3-2 in the opener before falling 4-3 and 3-2 (10 innings) in Sunday's doubleheader.    Melanie Aguilera leads the team with a .281 average while Chloe Ochoa is hitting .278.  Madison Didion has a 4.97 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 43.2 innings of work to lead the pitching staff.

THE ALL-TIME SERIES:  The Mountaineers have won the past 12 matchups with Coppin State to take a 34-5 lead in the all-time series that began in 1993.  Last year, the Mount swept a doubleheader at Coppin State, posting a 2-1 win in eight innings and a 7-3 victory.  The Mountaineers are 20-1 all-time at home against the Eagles.

LAST YEAR'S MEETINGS:  Morgan Alisauckas homered in each game while Amanda Berkley pitched seven no-hit innings in the first game to lead the Mount to a sweep in a twinbill at Coppin State on April 18, 2018.  Berkley was sensational, holding Coppin State hitless over the first seven innings in a scoreless matchup.  She struck out six while allowing two hits as she was trying to become the first Mount player to post a no-hitter since Nicole Pagano in a 3-0 win over LIU Brooklyn on April 18, 2014.  In the Mount's 7-3 win in game two, Alisauckas went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBI to lead the Mount to the win.  Jordan Weaver struck out nine in a complete-game victory for the Mountaineers.  Click HERE for the full recap.

HEINZE BREAKS CAREER DOUBLES RECORD:  Senior Lindsay Heinze hit a pair of doubles in the Mount's 11-0 win over Maryland Eastern Shore on March 13 to break the Mount's all-time record for two-base hits.  Heinze now has 40 career doubles, topping the mark of 39 that was set by Amanda Burk (2006-09).

HEINZE AND ALISAUCKAS MOVING UP HOME RUN CHART:  Senior Lindsay Heinze and graduate student Morgan Alisauckas continue to move up the Mount's career home run chart.  Heinze has a team-high seven home runs this year, giving her 23 for her career.  She has moved into third place on the Mount's all-time home run list behind cousin Rachel Heinze (43, 2014-17) and Liz Christiansen (25, 2009-13).  Alisauckas has a pair of home runs this year, giving her 19 for her career, which is good for fourth all-time at the Mount.





Rachel Heinze



Liz Christiansen



Lindsay Heinze



Morgan Alisauckas



HEINZE MOVING IN ON CAREER RBI RECORD:  Lindsay Heinze is closing in on the Mount's career record for runs batted in.  Heinze has a team-high 19 RBI this season, moving her to 114 RBI in her career.  She is second on the all-time list behind cousin Rachel Heinze, who had 121 RBI from 2014-17.

PRESEASON POLL:  The Mount was tabbed to finish in seventh in the annual Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.  Sacred Heart was the unanimous pick to win it all, followed by LIU Brooklyn, Saint Francis U, Central Connecticut, Bryant, Fairleigh Dickinson, the Mount, Wagner and Robert Morris.  The Mount finished tied for sixth in the NEC standings last year with a 7-9 league record.

HEAD COACH ANNA NAGRO:  Nagro is in her ninth season at the helm of the Mount softball program, the longest tenure by a head coach in the history of the program.  Nagro has led the Mount to 37 wins over the past two seasons, including 20 in 2017, the most by a Mount team since the 2010 campaign.

UP NEXT:  The Mount opens Northeast Conference play on the road with doubleheaders at Wagner (March 30) and Sacred Heart (March 31).