Softball drops pair of one-run games at Lycoming

Maddie Walter (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Maddie Walter (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Hood College softball team fell 1-0 and 4-3 in a Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth doubleheader at Lycoming. 

Inside the Box Scores

  • Maddie Walter pitched two complete games but took a pair of losses. In game one, she held the Warriors to five hits and two walks but an error allowed the winning run to reach base in the sixth inning. In game two, she scattered 13 hits and two walks. 
  • Jules Baker tied a school record with two triples in game two, matching a performance by Tamara Maggard in 2006. 
  • Cailyn Barthlow and Katelyn Long both went 3 for 7 in the doubleheader. 

Lycoming 1, Hood 0

  • Walter had retired 12 of the previous 14 batters before Taylor Gessner reached on an error to start the sixth inning. After a Kayla Kline single, Kacee Reitz hit a one-out double to drive in Gessner for the game's only run. Walter forced a pair of fly outs to escape further damage in the inning. 
  • In the top of the seventh, Jordan Specht led off with a double and moved to third on a passed ball. Liz Nace struck out the next batter and a pop up and a flyout sealed the Blazers' fate. 
  • Barthlow had two hits for Hood. Kline and Reitz did likewise for Lycoming. 
  • Nace pitched a complete game for the win. She struck out five and allowed five hits. 

Lycoming 4, Hood 3

  • A sacrifice fly by Rachel Duda scored Reitz in the bottom of the seventh as the Warriors picked up the walk-off win for the sweep. 
  • Hood had battled back from two runs down to tie the game at 3-3. Baker drove in Brandi Davidson with a triple in the fourth to make it 3-2.
  • Baker's second triple resulted in the tying run in the seventh. She scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of Long. 
  • The Blazers scored the game's first run in the third. Three straight two-out singles by Barthlow, Long and Specht gave Hood the 1-0 lead. 
  • Lycoming answered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. The first four batters reached via singles to tie the game and a sacrifice fly by Kline made it 2-1. Darci Warriner stretched the lead to two with a run-scoring double that drove in Nace. 
  • Walter pitched around multiple base runners in each of the next three innings to give Hood a chance to catch up. 
  • Reitz led off the seventh with a single and scored on Duda's sac fly after a double by Morgan Klosko put her on third. 
  • Baker and Long had two hits apiece for the Blazers. Angela Acampora reached on a single and a walk. 
  • Madison Brown recorded three hits for the Warriors. 
  • Mikayla Aldenderfer pitched a complete game for the win. She allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks. 

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The Blazers host Stevenson on April 17.