Mount St. Joseph went into Saturday's doubleheader fresh off of a sweep of their Wednesday doubleheader over Spalding. The Lions would look to stay hot against their conference rivals and stay near the top of the HCAC.
Paige Kiesewetter (Piqua, OH / Miami East) would get the call for Mount St. Joseph in game one. She would get dinged up in the first inning of the game on a solo home run but would settle in quickly. Kiesewetter would earn the win on the day, going the complete game and giving up just the one run she surrendered in the first.
The Mount St. Joseph offense was equally impressive in game one. Eight different Lions recorded hits and MSJ was able to collect 13 hits total in the game. Kiesewetter hit another home run, her fourth of the year, and Katie Hoelmer (Cincinnati, OH / Colerain), Katie Tarter (Fairfield, OH / Fairfield), and Brandy Bunch (Mason, OH / Mason) all added RBIs in the game. When the final out was recorded, Mount St. Joseph walked away with the 7-1 victory.
The Lions were even more impressive in game two of the doubleheader. Danielle Nichelson (Glencoe, KY / Gallantin) would get the call for Mount St. Joseph and she would deliver. Nichelson would go the complete game working six innings and giving up just two earned runs in the process. She would earn the win.
The Mount St. Joseph offense went off again in game two. The first five hitters in the Lion order would collect a combined 11 hits and 8 RBIs over the course of 6 innings. Savannah Sturgill (West Harrison, Ind / East Central) and Katie Hoelmer (Cincinnati, OH / Colerain) would both homer in game two and Morgan Kain (Batesville, Ind. / Batesville) would go a perfect 3-3 at the dish. The game would only last six innings, as Mount St. Joseph would do a lot of damage on offense and walk away with an 11-3 victory.
LION AT THE PEAK
Savannah Sturgill was on a mission at the plate on Saturday. She would go a combined 5-7 between the two games and would add 3 RBIs on the day. Of those five hits, four of them were for extra bases as Sturgill would knock three doubles and a home run.
The Lions will take the field again on Wednesday at home against Bluffton. The two teams will square off in a doubleheader with game one beginning at 4:00 PM and game two beginning directly following the conclusion of game one.