Despite a pair of strong pitching efforts, the Morehead State Softball team fell in both games of a midweek doubleheader matchup against Dayton on Wednesday afternoon at University Field.
The Flyers, now 8-12 overall in the 2020 season, took a nailbiting game on, 2-1, before a late grand slam lifted them past the Eagles, 5-1, in the second matchup.
MSU Freshman right-hander Carolyn Alincic (1-1), who posted a no-hit performance in her last start, tossed a complete game while allowing only six hits and two runs and striking out six Flyers.
Morehead State is now 6-10 overall and returns to action on March 18 when it travels to Marshall for a doubleheader set for 1 p.m. ET and 3 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED
GAME ONE (DAYTON 2, MOREHEAD STATE 1)
- The Flyers began the scoring on a fielding error that brought home a runner in the top of the first.
- A loud solo homerun by Dayton's shortstop pushed the lead to 2-0.
- Morehead State was threatening later in the inning with the bases loaded and one out by were unable to add anymore runners and eventually fell with a final score of 2-1.
GAME TWO (DAYTON 5, MOREHEAD STATE 1)
- Dayton drove in the game's first run on a solo homerun by the Flyers' third baseman in the top of the second.
- The Eagles tied the game on a wild pitch that brought freshman Kirya Kingery home in the bottom of the fourth.
- Dayton's shortstop blasted her second homerun of the day, this time a decisive seventh-inning grand slam to account for the 5-1 margin.
-Senior Randi Hamilton (3-4) went for four innings in the second contest allowing only one run on six hits.
- The Eagles were out-hit by the Flyers 15-5 in the two matchups.
- In her first two games in the leadoff spot, sophomore Adeline Nicholson managed to go 2-for-5 in today's matchups.