Softball: Tigers top Delaware

By: Sarah Van Wie, Staff Writer 

Towson earned a series win against Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival Delaware this weekend. 

“This was one of the more competitive series,” sophomore catcher Shelby Stracher said. “But it was good preparation going into the end of the season.”

Sunday, the Tigers (32-15, 8-8 CAA) defeated the Blue Hens (29-18, 9-8) 9-3 to secure the series win.

Delaware claimed an early 1-0 lead in the second inning when Anna Steinmetz hit a solo home-run to centerfield.

However, Towson quickly tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning when Kendyl Scott hit an RBI to bring Daria Edwards in to score.

In the third inning, Holiday Cahill hit a three-run homer to center to give the Tigers a 4-1 lead.

After a scoreless fourth inning, Cahill smacked her second home run of the game to center field to extend Towson’s lead to 5-1.

Later in the inning, freshman Nicole Stockinger extended the Tigers lead to 6-1 with a home run of her own.

In the sixth inning, Cahill hit her third home run of the game. It was a three-run home run that gave Towson a 9-3 lead.

Saturday the Tigers defeated the Blue Hens 2-1 in game one of a doubleheader, but fell 4-3 in game two.

“Hopefully we can solidify a spot in the [CAA] tournament after the next series,” Brook Miko said.

In game one of the doubleheader, Scott hit a home run in the first inning to give Towson an early 1-0 lead.

In the third inning, Delaware got on the scoreboard thanks to a Mariah Kondarvy ground ball to second base that brought Hannah George in to tie the game 1-1 on a fielder’s choice.

However, Bailey Boyd scored from second base off of Caroline Reid’s hit to take the 2-1 lead and earn a series opening victory.

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Blue Hens got on the scoreboard first thanks to Kondarvy’s solo home run to take a 1-0 lead.

Steinmetz followed Kondarvy’s lead and launched a home run of her own to left field to give Delaware a 2-0 lead.

Another home run from the Blue Hens hit by Shelby Jones brought the score to 3-0, all in the same inning.

Neither team score until the seventh inning, when Edwards hit a home run over center field to put Towson on the scoreboard 3-1.

Reid followed Edwards’ home run and brought in Boyd to score and tie the game 3-3.

However, in extra innings Alyshia Dellatore smacked a homer over right field to earn Delaware a 4-3 win.

Towson finishes the regular season with a home series against CAA foe UNC Wilmington next weekend.

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