Wednesday, April 03, 2013
The College of Mount St. Joseph traveled to Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday afternoon, and dropped a doubleheader at Capital University, falling 12-0 and 8-2, both in five innings. The Lions are now 4-14 overall, and are scheduled to return to action on April 6 when they host an HCAC doubleheader against Bluffton University.
Host Capital scored early and often in game one, jumping out to a 4-0 lead after three innings of action, and holding a 12-0 advantage, after their at-bat in the bottom of the fourth inning, thanks to an eight-run fourth inning. The Crusaders collected 12 hits in the game, including three home runs. The Mount recorded one hit in the game, a first inning single by Megan James (Villa Hills, KY/Dixie Heights). Mount starting pitcher Kim McElhinny (Crestwood, KY/Oldham County), was the Lions only other baserunner, recording a walk, also in the first inning. McElhinny pitched all four innings in the run-rule game.
Capital. which continued the power assault in the second game, blasting a three-run home run in the second inning, got out to a 5-1 lead after three innings of action. The Mount scored a run in the third inning, thanks to an RBI single by McElhinny, driving in teammate Tanya Sefton (Vevay, IN/Switzerland County), while James had a solo home run - the Lions' first of the spring - in the fifth inning to end the scoring. The game was called after the top of the fifth inning due to darkness.
Four different Mount players had one hit each in the nightcap. McElhinny relieved Erica D'Arcy (Fairfield, OH/Fairfield) in the second inning, as D'Arcy dropped to 0-4 in 2013.