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. 

Along with Alincic, senior Randi Hamilton and junior Alexis Strother turned in respectable outings in game two before the late four-run round-tripper spoiled a tie game in the seventh frame. 

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.

- The Eagles cut the lead in half thanks to a throwing error on a grounder by sophomore Peyton Slater that brought pinch runner Brianna Walker home in the bottom of the sixth.

- 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.

NOTABLE

-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.