Morelli's Three Run Homer Leads Mustangs in a DH Split with Frostburg St.

Morelli's Three Run Homer Leads Mustangs in a DH Split with Frostburg St.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson softball freshman Jessica Morelli (Bristol, Conn./Bristol Central) hit her first career homerun, a three run shot to propel the Mustangs in a non-conference doubleheader split with Frostburg State Tuesday at Weinberg-Fine Stadium.

After dropping the first game 5-1 to former CAC foe, the Mustangs snapped their five game losing streak with a 3-1 victory in game two.

During todays doubleheader, Stevenson participated in Strike Out Against Cancer with the money raised going towards breat cancer research. Prior to the game, the team had a ceremonial first pitch by Julie Schafer who is currently battling breast cancer after being diagnosed in July 2012. She will have surgery at the end of this month.

In game one, the Mustangs (14-16) managed only three hits with their lone run coming off a sacrifice fly by junior Kristen Fassler (Owings Mills, Md./Western Tech) in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Sophomore Briana Pichalski (Port Reading, N.J./Woodbridge) suffered the loss scattering nine hits and striking out four. She is fifth on the all-time strikeouts list with 134, 44 behind Tricia Spinoso for fourth.

In game two, Morelli hit a two-out second inning homer in her first plate appearance of the day for the go-ahead runs. She was one-for three with one run and three RBIs.

Freshman Molly Hoyt (Parsippany, N.J./Parsippany Hills) went 3-for-3 with one run while sophomore Stephanie Ayres (Upper Marlboro, Md./Bishop McNamara) was 2-for-3.

Hoyt also earned the win in the circle, allowing six hits and no earned runs. It was her first win since March 19.

The Bobcats (25-8) were led by Taylor Vandergrift who went 3-for-7 on the day with two runs and three RBIs.

Stevenson hosts Messiah in a Commonwealth doubleheader on Saturday, April 20 beginning at 1 p.m.