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