By: Sarah Van Wie, Contributing Writer
Towson improved its record to 10-3 after defeating Appalachian State University Sunday in the Winthrop Adidas Invitational in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
The Tigers got out to a fast start as sophomore catcher Shelby Stracher hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning.
Despite an early two-run lead, Appalachian State scored three runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 3-2 lead over Towson.
“It was very nerve racking,” pitcher Blakely Thrower said. “But coming out with a win was a great feeling I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”
In the bottom of the second inning, Appalachian State extended its lead to 4-2 but the Tigers cut into the deficit in the top of the third thanks to an RBI single from Brook Miko.
In the top half of the fifth, Towson blew the game open with a 4-run inning.
Junior Holiday Cahill kicked off the scoring spree with an RBI single to center that tied the game 4-4. Cahill later came around to score on a fielding error to regain the lead for the Tigers.
Later in the fifth, sophomore outfielder Kendyl Scott hit a single to left field which scored Johnson and gave Towson a 7-4 lead.
In the seventh inning, Towson added five more runs. Highlighting the inning was a pair of home runs from senior utility Courtney Johnson and sophomore infielder Daria Edwards.
Towson went on to earn a 12-9 win after collecting 12 runs on 17 hits.
“It felt really good to get my first hit and get the opportunity to be in the lineup,” Jarvis said. “We have so much talent in our line-up that just to be in it was an honor.”
The Tigers concluded the Winthrop Adidas Invitational with a 4-1 record.
The team will be back in action at home Tuesday against University of Maryland, Baltimore County before hosting the Tiger Clash which features Morgan State, Bowling Green and Virginia.