Fulton Picks Up Ninth Win as Mustangs Split with McDaniel

Fulton Picks Up Ninth Win as Mustangs Split with McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Stevenson softball sophomore Morghan Fulton picked up her ninth win of the season in the pitching circle and third consecutive while the trio of seniors Kate Finnen, Tiffany McKee and junior Erin Stephey all launched home runs as the Mustangs split a non-conference doubleheader versus McDaniel Sunday afternoon at the Green Terror Softball Park.

Despite registered just six hits in the opening game, the Mustangs (14-16) scored four unanswered runs, including runs in both the sixth and seventh innings, to win 4-2 before being held to three hits in a game two loss, 3-2 in eighth innings.

After being held to just one hit in the first three innings of game one, Finnen launched a two-RBI home run, her second in as many games, to tie the game at 2-2 after the Green Terror (19-16-1) scored a pair of runs on a home run of their own in the bottom of the third inning. It is the second home run of the season for Finnen who had not launched a long ball since her rookie season.

Stevenson scored an unearned run in the sixth inning to take a one-run lead before senior Brooke Steinbach brought in a run on a groundout that scored freshman Kayla Briles from third.

Stephey finished 2-for-4 at the plate while Fulton scattered just three hits in the pitching circle and striking out three.

In game two, the Mustangs' lone runs game in the fifth inning as Stephey and McKee hit back-to-back home runs with one out, which tied the game at 2-2. But Stevenson was held to just one hit over the final three innings, including the eighth inning, as McDaniel scored a walk-off run on a sacrifice fly to right field.

Stephey recorded two of the team's three hits and has 18 multi-hit games this season. In the pitching circle, freshman Haley Monahan made her third career start and allowed just one earned run on nine hits.

Stevenson returns to action on Tuesday, April 24 when the Mustangs host a non-conference doubleheader versus Frostburg State beginning at 3:30 p.m.