Towson splits four games in Carolina Classic

By: Wynne Kirchner, Contributing Writer 

Towson competed in the 2017 Carolina Classic Tournament this weekend, posting a 2-2 record.

The Tigers closed out their weekend with an 8-0 shutout victory over Miami University of Ohio. Sophomore Megan Dejter pitched five innings and only allowed three hits.

Junior catcher Shelby Stracher went two for three at the plate with a home run. Sophomore Nicole Stockinger and junior Brooke Miko also hit a homerun.

Towson started Saturday with a 3-0 loss against Marshall.

Stockinger reached base in all three plate appearances, and recorded one of Towson’s two hits. Freshman Madison Wilson also got a hit, to extended her three-game hitting streak.

Dejter pitched in relief for freshman Julie Smith-Harrington. She went four innings while only allowing one hit.

Towson started the tournament Friday with a loss to North Carolina, falling 6-5 in extra innings.

Senior catcher Holiday Cahill went 2-for-4 with two RBI and junior third baseman Daria Edwards went three-for-five with an RBI and two runs scored .

The Tigers played Hampton the same day and recorded a 17-2 win. Smith-Harrington pitched her second game of the day, giving up only four hits and two earned runs in four innings.

Cahill gave the team a boost at the plate with a home run. Stracher also lifted the Tigers at the plate with a 3-for-3 performance.

Towson will travel to Tampa this weekend for the USF Tournament. The team will play Fort Wayne, Western Michigan, Ball State, South Florida and Pennsylvania.

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