Mount St. Mary's Drops Pair of Games to Furman on Saturday

Mount St. Mary's Drops Pair of Games to Furman on Saturday

Greenville, S.C. (March 3, 2018)—The Mount St. Mary's softball team closed out its Spring Trip with a doubleheader loss at Furman on Saturday.  The Mount dropped the opening game, 12-1, in five innings before falling 2-0 in game two.

Furman 12, Mount St. Mary's 1 (5 inn.)

Furman four runs in the third inning and six more in the fourth to break open the game en route to a 12-1 win over the Mount in the first game of the twinbill. 

The Mount (6-9) scored its lone run in the top of the fifth when Lexi Donovan was hit by a pitch, and then she stole second base.  Kirsten Mumma followed with a base hit, and she stole second to put runners on second and third.  A Furman wild pitch allowed Donovan to scamper home with the Mount's run.

Caroline Nageotte and Emma Ogburn each hit home runs for Furman, which tallied 12 hits in the game.  The Mount committed five errors as well, leading to six unearned runs.

Katie Olson (2-2) started for the Mount, allowing six earned runs with four strikeouts in four innings of work.

Furman 2, Mount St. Mary's 0

Furman scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth to secure a 2-0 win in game two of the doubleheader.  The Mount's Jordan Weaver tossed a complete-game for the Mount in the loss.

The Paladins (16-3) took advantage of a pair of walks to put runners on second and third with one out in the bottom of the fifth.  Marissa Gulmbarda's RBI groundout brought home the first run of the game, and Cammy Pereira singled to shortstop to bring home the second run for a 2-0 advantage.

Furman starting pitcher Lindsey Bert scattered three hits in a complete-game effort for Furman.

Weaver allowed just four hits and had three strikeouts, but walked eight, in her complete-game effort.  Kirsten Mumma, Shea McFarland and Lindsay Heinze each had hits for the Mount in the game.

The Mount is back in action on Saturday, March 10, against Fairfield and Towson at the Towson Tournament.