(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Thomas More College softball team traveled to Columbus, Ohio tonight to take on Capital University looking to extend its winning streak to four. The Saints defeated the Crusaders 9-1 in six innings in the first game and 10-2 in six innings in the second game. With the wins, the Saints are now 6-6 overall and the Crusaders fall to 2-12 overall.
In the first game, the Saints got on the board first scoring three in the first inning. Alix DeDreu singled, scoring Laura Finke. Sammy Sagers got on base by a walk, advancing Andrea Gahan and Kenzi Dickerson, scoring DeDreu. Gahan scored on a wild pitch, advancing Mary Beth Odom and Sagers. Thomas More led Capital 3-0 after three innings. The Saints also got hot in the fifth inning, scoring five more runs. Gahan hit a two-run homer, scoring Teresa Urban. Amanda Lloyd singled, scoring Odom and Sagers. DeDreu singled, scoring Finke and advancing Dallis Knotts. Capital got on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning when Bailey Walter hit a sacrifice fly ball, scoring Pam Vickers. The Saints led the Crusaders 8-1 after five innings. In the sixth inning, Lloyd doubled, scoring Odom for the go-ahead run and ending the game after six innings.
In the second game, the Saints got on the board in the first inning, scoring two. Gahan singled and advanced two bases on a throwing error, scoring Finke. Dickerson hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Gahan. In the third inning, Odom hit a two-run homer, scoring Urban. The Saints led 4-0 after three innings. In the fourth inning, DeDreu singled, scoring Finke and Sydney Turner. Gahan hit a two-run home run scoring DeDreu pushing the Saints lead to 8-0. Capital got on the board in the fourth inning after Chevonne Hayslett hit a two-run home run, scoring Cory Mangen and cutting the lead to four, 8-2. In the sixth inning, DeDreu hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Finke and Gahan hit her second home run of the game, giving the Saints the win in six innings, 10-2.
Finke went 2-2 in the first game with two hits and a walk. Lloyd went 3-4 with three hits and three RBI's. Gahan and Dickerson both went 2-4, Gahan hitting two hits and two RBI's. DeDreu was on the mound for the Saints earning the win and only allowing four hits and only giving up three walks, striking out seven batters.
In the second game, Finke went 2-3 getting on base by two hits and a walk. Gahan went 3-4, hitting three hits and recording three RBI's hitting two home runs in the game. Odom hit the other home run in the game, going 1-2 in the game with two RBI's. Hannah Sprague was on the mound for the Saints, giving up only seven hits and two runs, striking out three batters, and recorded zero walks.
The Saints compete next on March 24 as they head up to Wittenberg for a double-header. The first pitch will be thrown at 1:00 pm.