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Lions' softball team splits road doubleheader at Centre College

Friday, April 18, 2014
by Dane Neumeister

The College of Mount St. Joseph softball team traveled to Danville, KY on Thursday afternoon, splitting a doubleheader against Centre College, winning game one in six innings, 12-2; and losing 4-0 in the night-cap. The Mount, 5-17 overall, gets back into conference action on April 19 hosting a home doubleheader against Rose-Hulman.

Centre jumped out to a 2- 0 lead in the first inning of game one, but the Lions tied the game at two-all in the second inningm, thanks to a two-run home run by Alli Lenos (Middletown, OH/Madison). The Mount added two more runs in the third, thanks to an RBI each from Becky Owens (Cincinnati, OH/Dater) and Paige Norton (Cincinnati, OH/Reading). Mallory Wright (Germantown, OH/Valley View) knocked ine a run in the fourth inning to make the score, 5-2. The Mount added seven runs in the sixth inning, on five hits, to put the game away.

The Mount pounded out 10 hits in the win, with Owens recording three hits and three RBI; and Wright collecting two hits and two runs scored. Norton chipped in two RBI, while Lenos was two-for-two with three runs scored and four RBI. Erica Parker (Miamisburg, OH/Miamisburg) added two RBI. Jessica Davis (Wilmington, OH/Clinton-Massie) went the distance to improve to 3-4 on the season, going six innings, giving up two runs (one earned) and three Ks.

The Colonels also led in game two in the first inning, 1-0, and tacked on three more runs in the fourth inning, for all the scoring in the game. The Lions had numerous chances to get on the scoreboard throughout, leaving eight runners on base in the game, including two in eaceh of the first, third, fifth and seventh innings. They also went two-for-seven with runners in scoring position, and had seven hits. Wright led the offense with three hits, while four other Lions' players had one hit each. Ashley Moore (Cincinnati, OH/Northwest) started for the Mount and was relieved by Sierra Sydnor (Dry Ridge, KY/Grant County), who tossed three shoutout innings. She allowed four hits and three strikeouts.



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