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Softball Drops Pair of Close Games to Mount St. Mary’s
Ashley Scroggin hit her team-best 10th home run in thefirst game.
EMMITSBURG, Md.—The UMBC softball team (19-16) dropped a pair of heartbreakers to Mount St. Mary’s (11-21) Thursday afternoon at Meadows Field. The Mountaineers rallied for both wins, defeating the Retrievers 5-4 in game one and 6-5 in eight innings in the nightcap.
The Mountaineers struck first in the bottom of the first inning, scoring a run on a two-out RBI single by designated player Beth Everist, but the Retrievers took a 3-1 lead in the fifth on a three-run homer by sophomore right fielder Ashley Scroggin (Stafford, Va./North Stafford), her team-best 10th of the season.
The Mount got a run back in the bottom of the inning, then went ahead, 4-3, in the fourth, on an RBI groundout by left fielder Chloe Mizianty and a single by right fielder Courtney Zingle, both with two outs.
UMBC senior left fielder Julia Culotta (
The score remained knotted at 4-4 until the bottom of the sixth, when Mount
Sophomore Heather Brown (
The Retrievers led, 5-1, before the Mountaineers rallied to score five runs in the last three innings.
UMBC scored three times in the first on a two-run double by junior catcher Angela Yannone (
The Mount got one back in the bottom of the inning, and the score remained 3-1 until the Retrievers scored single runs in the fifth and sixth to go up, 5-1. Mount
UMBC had a runner on third in the top of the eighth but couldn’t bring her home, and Mount first baseman Jenna Zimmerman drove in the game-winner with a two-out single in the bottom of the inning.
Brown again suffered the loss in relief, allowing four runs on six hits in 2.1 innings. Junior Katie Ferguson (North East,
The Retrievers return to action this weekend, when they host America East rival