Sunday, April 27, 2014
The College of Mount St. Joseph softball season ended on Saturday afternoon at Franklin College, as the Lions dropped an HCAC doubleheader to the Grizzlies, 10-1 (in six innings) and 4-3. The Mount ends the season with a 6-26 overall mark, and 3-13 in the conference.
Franklin raced out to leads of 1-0 after an inning and 4-0 after three innings of play in game one. They added two more runs in the fourth inning, before the Lions got on the scoreboard in the sixth, with Paige Norton (Cincinnati, OH/Reading) scoring an unearned run. The Grizzlies completed the scoring in the bottom of the sixth inning, coming away with a run-rule victory. The Lions had four hits in the game, as Mallory Wright (Germantown, OH/Valley View) was one of four Mount hitters with a hit. Wright also added a stolen base. Sierra Sydnor (Dry Ridge, KY/Grant County) started for the Lions, pitched three innings and slipped to 0-3 on the season. Megan James (Villa Hills, KY/Dixie Heights) pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief. Franklin went 10-of-18 with runners in scoring position.
In game two, Franklin led by a 3-0 score after five innings of action, but saw the Lions knot the score at three-all in the sixth inning. Alli Lenos (Middletown, OH/Madison) plated two runners with a double, while teammate Jessica Parker (Miamisburg, OH/Miamisburg) had an RBI single in the inning. Franklin won the game in the bottom of the seventh inning, after the retired the Mount 1-2-3 in the top of the inning. The Grizzlies saw their leadoff batter single and go to second base on a Mount outfield error. She then advanced to third base on a passed ball and scord on a single. Jessica Davis (Wilmington, OH/Clinton-Massie)) pitched a complete game for the Lions and saw her record fall to 4-8 for 2014. The Mount had nine hits in the game, with Morgan Kain (Batesville, IN/Batesville) leading the way with two hits. The Lions left five runners on base in the game.