CINCINNATI, Ohio-- The Mount St. Joseph softball team got their home slate off to a solid start as they split a double header against a very good Otterbein team. This was the Lions first time on the field in more than two weeks and they would not show signs of rust. They would take game one by a score of 6-2 before dropping game two 4-2.
In game one of the night The Mount would send senior Paige Kiesewetter (Piqua, OH/ Miami East) to the hill. Kiesewetter would have a very solid start to help the Lions secure the victory. She would pitch a complete game allowing only three hits, and two earned runs enroute to her second victory in as many starts on the season.
Offensively the Lions would be lifted to a win by a six run third inning. The big blow would come on a bases clearing double by Savannah Sturgill (West Harrison, IN/ East Central). All told the Lions top of the order would carry the day for the team as the top four spots in lineup combined to go 8 for 15 in the game.
The six run third would be all the Lions needed as Kiesewetter held the Cardinals in check for most of the game. The Lions would hold on to win 6-2.
In game two the Lions would send Danielle Nichelson (Glencoe, KY/ Gallatin County) to the hill. Nichelson would give the Lions a chance to get the victory, throwing a complete game allowing eight hits and four runs (3 earned). A few missed opportunities offensively along with a defense that committed a couple of errors allowed for the Cardinals to come out victorious.
The second game was a struggle for the Lions offensively as they mustered only four hits and two runs in the game. Paige Kiesewetter led the way offensively with two hits and an RBI in the loss. She was the only Lion to tally more than one hit in the game. Morgan Kain (Batesville, IN/ Batesville) did tally two stolen bases in the game, Kain is quickly approaching the Mount's career record for stolen bases.
The Lions will leave Saturday and head south for their annual spring break trip to Florida, where they will play eight games over the next week.