OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson softball sophomore Haley Lennon launched her first career home run while junior Erin Stephey and senior Jasmyn Ogletree extended their hitting streak to 12 as the Mustangs split a MAC Commonwealth doubleheader with Hood Wednesday afternoon at Weinberg-Fine Stadium.
The Mustangs (10-10, 2-4 MAC Commonwealth) won game one, 2-1, with a walk off single in the bottom of the seventh inning before dropping game two in eight innings after rallying to tie the game after being down four runs.
Hood (7-7, 3-3 MAC Commonwealth) took a 1-0 lead in fourth inning on a solo home run by Kayli Paugh. The hosts responded with a two-out RBI single up the middle by Ogletree to score senior Tiffany McKee from second.
Tied a 1-1 entering the bottom of the seventh, McKee hit a leadoff double before senior Brooke Steinbach and Ogletree hit back-to-back single to load the bases with no outs. Senior Kate Finnen gave the Mustangs a walk off victory with a single up the middle for her first hit of the game. Both Ogletree and McKee recorded two hits in the game.
Sophomore Morghan Fulton earned the victory in the pitching circle, scattering just five hits and allowing one earned run.
In game two, Stevenson fell behind 1-0 in the first inning after the Blazers recorded three hits. But the Mustangs responded with three runs in the bottom of the second inning, sparked by a two-RBI single down the left field line by sophomore Danielle Ebbighausen.
A six-run inning in the fourth gave Hood a 7-3 lead before the Mustangs answered with another three runs in the bottom half of the inning with an RBI by Steinbach and a two-RBI single by Finnen. Stevenson then tied the game in the fifth inning with a one out homer by Lennon, just the fourth extra base hit of her career.
For the second time in the last three games, the Mustangs went to extra innings where the Blazers scored a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning on two hits and one error before Alex Herschman retired the side in order to seal the win for Hood.
Lennon finished 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI while both Steinbach and Finnen added a pair of hits.
Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, April 14 when the Mustangs travel to Messiah for a MAC Commonwealth doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.