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Shank has two hits in opener

Kristina Shank (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Kristina Shank (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
Messiah (17-18) 9, McDaniel (20-14) 1 – Game 1 (5 inn.)
Messiah (18-18) 10, McDaniel (20-15) 5 – Game 2
What: Non-Conference softball doubleheader
When:
Wednesday, Apr. 24
Where: Grantham, Pa.

THE SKINNY STORY
Messiah scored six runs in the first inning of game one then the final six runs of game two to rally for a sweep of McDaniel. The Falcons took the opener 9-1 in five innings before tallying a 10-5 win in the nightcap.

THE LEADERS
Kristina Shank (Mardela Springs, Md./Mardela) led the Green Terror with a 2-for-3 game one.
• Raegan Jackson (Lewes, Del./Cape Henlopen) went 3-for-4 in game two.

FOR THE FOES
• Kara Birosak led the Falcons with four hits on the afternoon.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• In game one, Ashley Carroll drew a walk to lead off the bottom of the first before stealing second and moving to third on a sacrifice. A two-out walk to Isabel Seise and wild pitch allowed Carroll to score for a 1-0 lead. Jaelynn Harbold and Kara Birosak followed with singles before a Madelyn Yannetti three-run home run made it a 5-0 game. An Elana Ross single and Rianna Trexler double capped the six-run inning.
• A two-run Trexler double made it an 8-0 game in the third.
Kristina Shank tripled before scoring on a Megan Horsey (Elkton, Md./Bohemia Manor) single up the middle in the top of the fifth.
• Harbold sent a leadoff home run to left-center in the bottom of the fifth to end the game early.
• In game two, singles from Carroll and Harbold made it a 1-0 game in the home first. After a two-out walk, Birosak singled down the line for a 2-0 lead.
• In the third inning, Haley Michal (Oldsmar, Fla./East Lake) reached on an infield single with one out. A fielder's choice, wild pitch and walk to Madison Froemel (Suffolk, Va./Kings Fork) put two on with two outs. Raegan Jackson followed with a single before an error allowed two more runs to score for a 3-2 edge.
• Doubles from Seise and Ross coupled with a walk and Trexler sacrifice fly made it 4-3 in the bottom of the frame.
• Julia Dimmick (Silver Spring, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) roped her first collegiate double with one out in the bottom of the fourth before scoring on a two-out Michael single. Megan Coyle (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman) followed with a double to the gap for a 5-4 lead.
• In the bottom of the inning, a McKenzie Tebbs double keyed a stretch of six straight hits to start the inning and make it an 8-5 game.
• Back-to-back singles and a pair of RBI groundouts made it 10-5 in the bottom of the fifth to set the final margin.

THE INSIDE STORY
Haley Michael and Megan Coyle had two hits each in game two.

NEXT UP
McDaniel concludes the regular season at home against Ursinus on Saturday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 1 p.m.

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