McDaniel forges split at Muhlenberg

Green Terror plates two runs in eighth of game two for win

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Erinne Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) rapped out a two-run double in the top of the eighth inning of game two to help her own cause and lead McDaniel to a Centennial Conference (CC) softball doubleheader split at Muhlenberg on Saturday.

Warrenfeltz finished with three hits for the Green Terror (12-18, 2-8 CC), including two in the 9-7 nightcap victory that snapped the team's 10-game losing streak. The Mules (11-16, 6-8 CC) took game one, 2-1.

Trailing 6-3 entering the sixth inning of game two, Lindsey Blohm (Bel Air, Md./Toms River North [N.J.]) led off with an infield single before advancing to second on a wild pitch and third on a groundout.

A Brittany Jarboe (Baltimore, Md./Seton Keough) single put runners at the corners before a Beth Ann Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) single scored Blohm and moved Jarboe to third.

After Fusco stole second, Jordan Beans (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) doubled to right to knot the game at 6-all.

Three batters later, Beans scored on a Lauren Wildasin (Catoctin, Md./Thurmont) double to give the visitors a 7-6 lead.

A two-out error allowed Devon Barber to score in the bottom of the frame, tying the game once again.

Beans led off the eighth inning with a single before a throwing error on the ensuing sacrifice attempt put runners at the corners.

After Lauren Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) stole second, Warrenfeltz ripped a double to right to score both before she stranded the tying runs at second and third in the bottom of the inning to preserve the win.

A Leigh Blohm (Bel Air, Md./Toms River North [N.J.]) RBI single capped a three-run first inning for the Green Terror before a pair of errors and a bases-loaded double from Barber that cleared the bases keyed a five-run second for the Mules.

Alyssa Epstein led off the bottom of the third with a double before scoring on a wild pitch to stretch the lead to 6-3.

In game one, a combined 10 runners reached base after the first inning.

Lauren Toomey (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) drew a bases-loaded walk to force home Fusco in the top of the first frame before Ashley Brewer led off the bottom of the inning with a double – the first of her three hits on the day.

After a sacrifice moved her to third, Jess Kasza singled to even the game.

After an error, Brittany Blohm single and scored on a passed ball to give Muhlenberg all of the offense it would need for Brewer's complete-game four-hit, three-strikeout win.

The Green Terror returns to action in a doubleheader at home against Bridgewater on Sunday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 1:30 p.m.

Score by Inning – Game One            1            2            3            4            5            6            7            -            R            H            E
McDaniel (11-18, 1-8 CC)            1            0            0            0            0            0            0            -            1            4            1
Muhlenberg (11-15, 6-7 CC)            2            0            0            0            0            0            x            -            2            8            0

Ashley Meister and Hope Battista; Ashley Brewer and Brielle Klein. WP: Brewer (6-6). LP: Meister (6-6). S: none. SO-BB: Meister 1-0; Brewer 3-4. 2B: Ashley Brewer (Mu).

Score by Inning – Game Two            1            2            3            4            5            6            7            8            -            R            H            E
McDaniel (12-18, 2-8 CC)            3            0            0            0            0            4            0            2            -            9            17            4
Muhlenberg (11-16, 6-8 CC)            0            5            1            0            0            1            0            0            -            7            12            2

Ashley Meister, Erinne Warrenfeltz (2) and Hope Battista, Leigh Blohm (5); Angie Sisco, Alyssa Bruckner (3) and Brielle Klein. WP: Warrenfeltz (3-7). LP: Bruckner (4-8). S: none. SO-BB: Meister 0-0, Warrenfeltz 5-1; Sisco 2-0, Bruckner 2-2. 2B: Jordan Beans 2 (Mc), Erinne Warrenfeltz (Mc), Lauren Wildasin (Mc), Devon Barber (Mu), Alyssa Epstein (Mu). 3B: Leigh Blohm (Mc).