Mustangs Drop a Pair to League Leader Messiah

Mustangs Drop a Pair to League Leader Messiah

GRANTHAM, Pa. - The Stevenson softball team recorded a combined 11 hits while Messiah totaled 14 hits in each game as the Falcons posted a MAC Commonwealth doubleheader to remain atop the conference standings Saturday afternoon at Starry Athletic Complex. The Falcons posted an 8-1 game one victory before a 12-0 game two win in five innings.

The Mustangs (11-13, 3-7 MAC Commonwealth) were held to a season low four hits in the second game after totaling seven in game one and commited a combined four errors on the day, including three in game two.

Messiah opened the first game with four hits in the first inning, scoring three runs after back-to-back extra-base hits, including a two-RBI triple by Amber Bingaman. The Falcons were held to just two hits over the two innings, before adding a fourth run in the fourth on a two-out hit. Stevenson got on the board in the top of the fifth inning on a solo home run by senior Tiffany McKee. It is the fifth home run of the season for McKee, setting a new single season career-high.

Both McKee and senior Brooke Steinbach went 2-for-4 at the plate.

In game two, the Falcons scored 10 runs over the first two innings, including six runs in the first with four of them unearned. McKee, Steinbach and seniors Jasmyn Ogletree and Kate Finnen recorded the four Mustangs hits.

Stevenson returns to action on Wednesday, April 18 when the Mustangs travel to Albright for a MAC Commonwealth doubleheader beginning at 3:00 p.m.