Softball Opens HCAC Tournament With Mercy Rule Win

Softball Opens HCAC Tournament With Mercy Rule Win

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Mount St. Joseph softball team opened the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship tournament by facing off with the Ravens of Anderson. After a lengthy delay earlier in the day Mount's game which was scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM, started nearly three hours late. They made short work of the Ravens winning by an 8-0 mercy rule, walking off in the bottom of the sixth inning. 

The Lions jumped in front early, scoring five times in the bottom of the second inning. They would go on to add three in the bottom of the sixth inning to secure the walk-off win The Mount was led in the game offensively by Savannah Sturgill (West Harrison, Ind./East Central) and Paige Hampton (Versailles, Ky./Woodford Co.) who each registered a pair of hits. Sturgill also drove in four of the Lions eight runs, including the walk-off two RBI double in the sixth. 

Sarah Miller (Fishers, Ind./St. Theodore Guerin), as she has been all season was dominant for the Lions. She threw a complete-game shutout, allowing only one baserunner, a walk to the first batter of the game. She did so while striking out nine Ravens batters. 

The Lions will continue their push for an HCAC Tournament title tomorrow as they take on the two seed Transylvania. The game is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am, but will likely be pushed back based on weather concerns in the morning. 

Stay tuned to MSJsports.com and the MSJ Athletics social media channels for live updates on game times and field conditions.