Towson drops series to Delaware

By: Wynne Kirchner, Staff Writer

Towson dropped a three-game series to Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival Delaware this weekend on the road, falling to 10-15 on the year.

On Saturday, Towson dropped both contests in the day’s doubleheader.

The Tigers were shutout in the series finale against the Blue Hens (10-13) on Saturday, falling 4-0. Juniors Shelby Stracher and Daria Edwards made the Tigers’ only two hits of the game.

Freshman Julie Smith-Harrington pitched six innings, allowing four hits and three earned runs while striking out one batter.

The Tigers came up short in game one of the doubleheader Saturday, falling to the Blue Hens in extra innings 5-4.

Junior Megan Dejter pitched 7.2 innings but struggled. She gave up 14 hits and four earned runs to the Blue Hens.

Freshman Madison Wilson had a strong performance at the plate. She recorded three hits in four at-bats and added an RBI and a run scored.

“It was a good game,” Head Coach Lisa Costello said. “I’d like to see better defense going forward. We have struggled in games that go to extra innings all season long.”

The Tigers started the weekend with a 12-3 victory in the series opener against the Blue Hens (10-13).

Senior Holiday Cahill sparked the offense with two hits in three at-bats and added an RBI, while senior Caroline Reid drove in three runs on one hit in two at-bats.

Dejter pitched a complete game. She allowed only three earned runs and struck out four Delaware batters.

“We came out great on both sides,” Costello said. “It was a nice performance, especially from our seniors.”

Towson will travel to George Mason Wednesday for a doubleheader and follow up with three games against Hofstra Friday and Saturday.   

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