By: Sarah Van Wie, Contributing Writer
Towson is riding a two-game winning streak after earning an 8-7 victory over Fordham Saturday and a 10-4 victory Mount St. Mary’s Friday at the Tiger Classic.
“This was our last tournament before the [Colonial Athletic Association] CAA games start,” Head Coach Lisa Costello said. “So we took advantage to be successful. I am very excited for the start of the CAA games and after a good week of practice we will be in a good spot.”
Saturday, the Tigers defeated the Rams 8-7.
Freshman infielder Bailey Boyd and sophomore infielder Brook Miko hit two solo home runs for in the second inning to give Towson an early 3-0 lead.
However, Fordham battled back after scoring four runs in the top of the third inning to take a 4-3 lead over Towson.
After a scoreless fourth inning for both teams, the Tigers had a four run fifth inning to take a 7-4 lead over the Rams.
In the top of the sixth inning, Fordham tied the game 7-7 after hanging three runs, but Towson sophomore outfielder Kendyl Scott hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh to secure a win.
Friday, Towson defeated Mount St. Mary’s 10-4.
“The team works hard and their playing is a reflection of how hard they worked throughout September,” Costello said. “They commit to making themselves better, and it pays off.”
The Tigers took an early 2-0 lead after Boyd hit a two-run double in the first inning.
The next run came from sophomore catcher Shelby Stracher slamming a solo home run in the third inning.
In the fourth inning, Towson scored four runs on two hits to take a 7-2 lead over Mount St. Mary’s.
The Tigers concluded their offensive display at the plate in the fifth inning after scoring three runs on an RBI triple from sophomore infielder Daria Edwards and an RBI single from Stracher.
Sophomore pitcher Megan Dejter earned her seventh win of the season after pitching all seven innings and recording six strikeouts.
“The pitching staff is doing really well this season,” Costello said. “They feed off of each other and they just work well together.”
Towson will continue the Tiger Classic Saturday and Sunday when it takes on CAA rival Hofstra in a doubleheader at TU Softball Stadium.