(NEW CONCORD, Ohio) – The Thomas More College softball team went 0-2 taking on Muskingum University today, a game that was scheduled as a home game for the Saints but was moved to an away game due to the weather forecast. The Saints fell 6-5 in the first game and 7-2 in the second to the Fighting Muskies. With the losses, the Saints are now 7-9 overall while the Fighting Muskies improved to 15-1 overall.
In the first game, Muskingum got on the board first scoring one in the first inning and three in the second. The Saints countered, scoring two in the third inning. Dallis Knotts doubled to right center, scoring Laura Finke for the first run while Andrea Gahan reached on an error, scoring Knotts for the second run. In the fifth inning, both teams scored one each. Kenzie Dickerson singled up the middle, advancing Sammy Sagers, and scoring Gahan, making the score 3-5. Thomas More tied the game up in the seventh inning, 5-5, scoring two more runs. Mary Beth Odom grounded out to first-base but scoring Alix DeDreu. Dickerson singled to shortstop scoring Gahan. In the last effort for the Fighting Muskies in the bottom of the seventh, Muskingum hit a single, scoring the winning run.
In the second game, Muskingum dominated at the plate. The Fighting Muskies scored three in the first inning, taking a 3-0 lead. The Saints fought back scoring one in the second inning. Knotts hit a sacrifice fly out to center field, scoring Odom. The Fighting Muskies scored one more in the bottom of the second, making the score 4-1. The game remained scoreless until DeDreu singled to right center, scoring Finke in the fifth inning, putting the Saints within two. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Muskingum ran away with it, scoring three more runs, going away with a 7-2 victory.
DeDreu, Gahan, and Dickerson led the team in the first game at the plate, with all three going 2-4. Gahan led the team in runs scored, scoring two. Knotts and Gahan both hit doubles in their four at-bats. Knotts, Odom, and Dickerson each recorded RBI's in the game, with Dickerson hitting two. DeDreu was on the mound for the Saints facing 34 batters and only allowing 13 hits for six runs.
Finke and DeDreu led the team in the second game hitting-wise, both going 2-4 at the plate. Knotts and DeDreu both recorded RBI's for the Saints. Hannah Sprague was on the mound starting game two, giving up 10 hits for seven runs, including one home-run. Lauren Willett took over the mound, facing only two batters.
The Saints travel to Transylvania to take on the Pioneers on March 27. The first pitch will be at 5:00 pm.