Softball: Tigers Defeat Bears

By: Sarah Van Wie, Contributing Writer 

Towson fell to Bowling Green State Sunday after defeating Morgan State Saturday in its first home non-conference tournament of the season. 

“It’s nice to host our own tournament because it’s good to have the home field advantage,” sophomore catcher Shelby Stracher said. “Last year, a lot of our home tournaments were canceled because of weather, so it was nice to be able to have this one.”

Towson fell to Bowling Green State by a final score of 7-3.

The Tigers tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning when junior first baseman Holiday Cahill scored a run off of sophomore shortstop Brook Miko’s RBI double.

Later in the inning, sophomore centerfielder Kendyl Scott came to the plate and made it to first base on an error which allowed Miko and freshman right fielder Nicole Stockinger to score, giving Towson a 3-1 lead.

However, the Tigers were held scoreless for the rest of the game while Bowling Green State scored another six runs to secure a 7-3 victory.

“It was a tough loss at home because that doesn’t happen very often,” sophomore pitcher Megan Dejter said. “We will learn from what we did wrong during this game and be ready to get after it again during spring break.”

Saturday, Towson opened its tournament with a 17-4 win against Morgan State. 

The Tigers took an early 1-0 lead after left fielder Olivia Yarbrough scored on an RBI single from Stracher in the bottom of the first inning. Later in the inning, Scott smacked a two-run home run, which highlighted an eight run first inning for Towson.

The Tigers extended their lead 11-2 in the second inning when freshman second baseman Bailey Boyd hit an RBI single and senior left fielder Olivia Yarbrough hit a two-RBI single.   

Towson went on to post a five run fourth inning later in the game to secure a 17-4 win against the Bears.

The Tigers will conclude their four game homestand Tuesday when the team takes on Virginia. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

Towson will then play in its next tournament in Moraga, California, next weekend, which will feature opponents Manhattan, St. Mary’s College of California and Portland State.

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