By: Sarah Van Wie, Staff Writer
Towson extended its winning streak to two games after defeating Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival Drexel in a doubleheader in Philadelphia this weekend.
“This weekend allowed us to improve our conference record and gave us confidence going into this weekend against Elon,” junior infielder Caroline Reid said.
Sunday, the Tigers (26-10, 4-4 CAA) defeated the Dragons (16-21, 0-8 CAA) 14-4.
After a scoreless first inning, Drexel scored four runs to take an early 4-0 lead over Towson.
In the top of the third inning, the Tigers pulled within one run of the Dragons after sophomore catcher Shelby Stracher hit a three-run home run.
In the sixth inning, Towson’s offense exploded for six runs to take a 10-4 lead over Drexel.
Senior left fielder Olivia Yarbrough kicked things off for the Tigers with an RBI single to left while Stracher hit an RBI double and sophomore shortstop Brook Miko hit a grand slam.
Following a big sixth inning, Towson scored four runs in the seventh inning to seal a 14-4 win in game two of the doubleheader.
Senior pitcher Ambar Hickman settled down as the game progressed and tossed a complete seven innings, allowing only four runs on seven hits for her ninth win of the season.
In game one of the doubleheader, the Tigers defeated the Dragons 8-2.
After the first inning, Towson held an early 4-1 lead over Drexel after Yarbrough scored on a passed ball and Cahill hit a three-run home run.
In the second inning, the Tigers extended their lead to 7-1 after Stracher hit a two-run home run and senior right fielder Courtney Johnson hit an RBI single.
Towson went on to score one more run before the end of the game on a solo home run from Miko in the top of the fifth.
The Tigers will be back in action Wednesday on the road against Georgetown before hosting Elon for a three-game series beginning Saturday at TU Softball Complex.