TU swept by No. 13 JMU

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By: Wynne Kirchner, Staff Writer 

Towson was swept in a three-game series against Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival James Madison this weekend, falling to 13-20 on the season.

Sunday, the Tigers fell to the Dukes 15-5. Despite a 2-2 ballgame going into extra innings, the Tigers allowed a 13-run eighth inning and could not recover.

Junior pitcher Megan Dejter tossed 7.2 innings, allowing only two earned runs while striking out four batters.

Junior center fielder Kendyl Scott led the Tigers’ offense. She collected four hits in four at-bats and scored three runs.

Towson also dropped two games in a doubleheader against James Madison on Saturday at the TU Softball Complex.

The Tigers fell short in game two of the doubleheader and were shutout by the Dukes 7-0.

Sophomore right fielder Nicole Stockinger got the only hit for the Tigers, while Dejter pitched five innings, allowing four earned runs on nine hits.

The Tigers also fell short to the Dukes in the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday, falling 15-3.

Scott had another strong performance at the plate, she collected a hit and two RBI’s. Junior catcher Shelby Stracher also contributed., she recorded two hits and an RBI in the game.

Freshman pitcher Julia Smith-Harrington had a tough outing. She allowed 13 earned runs on 12 hits in only two innings of work.

“I think [James Madison] is a good team,” Head Coach Lisa Costello said.  “I think we need to come out with the same attitude, effort, and intensity that we came out with today. If we can do that all three games, maybe the series gets flipped.” 

Towson has another doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday against Norfolk State. The team will then travel to Elon for a three-game series over the weekend.

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