Mountaineers Welcome Morgan State to Our Lady of the Meadows Field on Wednesday

Mountaineers Welcome Morgan State to Our Lady of the Meadows Field on Wednesday

Mount St. Mary's (21-24, 6-6 NEC) vs. Morgan State (16-23, 7-4 MEAC)
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2:00 p.m. (DH)
Our Lady of the Meadows Field, Emmitsburg, Md.


MOUNT UPDATE: Mount St. Mary's swept a doubleheader against Northeast Conference leader Bryant on Friday, April 19, to improve to 21-24 overall and 6-6 in the NEC.  Jessica Nines went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to pace the Mount offense while Amanda Berkley picked up the victory in each end of the twinbill.  Kaylee Stoner extended her hit streak to 13 games as well.  Shelbee Holcomb leads the Mount with a .400 average while adding eight doubles and 20 RBI with Stoner hitting .345 with a team-high 30 runs scored.  Lindsay Heinze (9), Morgan Alisauckas (6) and Jessica Nines (5) have combined for 20 home runs this year.  Berkley is 10-13 with a 3.09 ERA with Katie Olson going 4-3 with a 2.75 ERA to lead the pitching staff.

ABOUT THE BEARS:  Morgan State spilt a doubleheader with Maryland-Eastern Shore on April 19 to move to 16-23 overall and 7-4 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.  The Bears have won eight of their past 10 games.  Haylee Bobos (.355, 5 HR, 30 RBI) and Damali Young (.347, 39 R, 3HR) pace the offense.  Stephanie Rundlett is 11-15 with a 5.02 ERA to lead Morgan State's pitching staff.

THE ALL-TIME SERIES VS. MORGAN STATE:  Mount St. Mary's holds a 16-15 lead in the all-time series with Morgan State after a 12-4 victory over the Bears on March 8 at Hampton University.  The Mountaineers are 10-8 all-time at home against Morgan State.

FIRST MEETING:  Mount St. Mary's rolled to a 12-4 win over Morgan State at the Pirate-Spartan Classic on March 8 at Hampton University.  The Mount was buoyed by an eight-run second inning to earn the victory.  The Mount sent 12 batters to the plate in the decisive eight-run second inning.  Lindsay Heinze started the scoring with a solo home run, her fourth homer on the year.  Mariah Godde walked, and stole second to set the table for Emilee Kirk, who doubled home Godde to put the Mount ahead, 2-0.  Kate Wade reached on an error to put runners on the corners, and Jessica Nines gave the Mount a three-run lead with an RBI single.  After Kaylee Stoner moved the runners up on a sacrifice bunt, Kirsten Mumma walked to load the bases for Shelbee Holcomb, who singled to right to bring home a run.  Morgan Alisauckas followed with an RBI single, and Heinze walked with the bases loaded to give the Mount a 6-0 lead.  Godde completed the scoring with a two-run single.  For a full recap, click HERE.

WIN TOTALS:  The Mountaineers are riding a three-game win streak to move to 21-24 on the season.  The 21 wins are the most by a Mount team since the 2010 squad finished 25-25.  It is just the sixth time in program history that the Mount has won 20 or more games.





Larry Alvis



Larry Alvis



Denise Ditch



Anna Nagro



Larry Alvis



Anna Nagro


STONER ON HIT STREAK:  Junior Kaylee Stoner is riding a 13-game hit streak for the Mountaineers while reaching base in each of the past 26 games.  Stoner is hitting .447 (21-for-47) with four doubles and 13 runs scored during her hit streak.  Over the past 26 games, she is hitting .398 (35-for-88) with six doubles, two triples, 20 runs scored and a .442 on-base percentage.  For the season, she is hitting .345 while leading the team with 51 hits, 30 runs scored and 11 stolen bases.  Her 51 hits match Amanda Burk for the most hits by a junior in the Mount record book.

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 nine home runs this year, giving her 25 for her career.  She has moved into a tied for second place on the list with Liz Christiansen (2009-13).   Alisauckas has six home runs this year, giving her 23 for her career, which is good for fourth all-time at the Mount.  Current assistant coach Rachel Heinze is the all-time leader with 43 career home runs.





Rachel Heinze



Lindsay Heinze



Liz Christiansen



Morgan Alisauckas



HEINZE BREAKS CAREER DOUBLES AND RBI RECORDS:  Senior Lindsay Heinze has 32 RBI this season, giving her a school-record 127 RBI for her career, besting the old mark of 121 set by her cousin, Rachel Heinze, from 2014-17.  Heinze also owns the career doubles record after hitting a pair of two-baggers in the Mount's 11-0 win over Maryland Eastern Shore on March 13.  Heinze now has 42 career doubles, topping the mark of 39 that was set by Amanda Burk (2006-09).

LIGHTING UP THE SCOREBOARD:  The Mountaineers scored a season-high 22 runs in the Mount's 22-4 win over Coppin State in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.  The 22 runs are the most by a Mount during head coach Anna Nagro's tenure, and the most by a Mount team since a 30-0 victory over Coppin State on March 27, 2008  The Mount pounded out 19 hits in the game, with 12 different players recording at least one hit in the contest.

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 closes out the 2019 regular season with a home doubleheader against Central Connecticut on Saturday, April 27, and a road twinbill at Robert Morris on Sunday, April 28.