Daytona Beach, Fla. (March 5, 2019)—Mount St. Mary's dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Bethune-Cookman today. Kirsten Mumma had two hits in the second game for the Mountaineers.
Game 1: Bethune-Cookman 8, Mount St. Mary's 4
Bethune-Cookman scored three times in the bottom of the fifth to break a 4-4 tie en route to a 8-4 win over the Mount in the opening game of the twinbill.
The Mount (4-11) broke out to the early lead with a pair of runs in the top of the first inning. Kaylee Stoner led the game off with a double, and Lexi Donovan was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. The Mount scored the first run when Shelbee Holcomb reached on an error with Stoner scoring on the play. Donovan then scampered home on a wild pitch for a 2-0 advantage.
The Wildcats (7-14) took the lead with three runs in the bottom of the first. Bethune-Cookman loaded the bases on a pair of walks and an infield single. The first two runs scored on wild pitches, and the Wildcats took the lead on a RBI bunt single. Bethune-Cookman added to the lead with an RBI infield single in the bottom of the second for a 4-2 lead.
The Mount cut the deficit in half with a run in the top of the third. Morgan Alisauckas singled with one out, Lindsay Heinze followed with a walk, and Holcomb was hit by a pitch to load the bases. A wild pitch allowed Alisauckas to score, cutting the deficit to 4-3. Bethune-Cookman was able to escape the jam with a popout and a strikeout to end the inning.
The Mountaineers evened the score in the top of the fourth when Kane tripled with one out, and scored on a Stoner squeeze bunt. The Wildcats took the lead back in the bottom of the fifth with three runs. Jacki Smith led off with a bunt single, and after stealing second, she came home on a two-out Kaiya Epps-Lee single. The Wildcats then added insurance runs when Brianna Sanders stole home on a first-and-third situation, and Azaria Wilson had a pinch-hit single to score Epps-Lee. The Wildcats rounded out the scoring with a run in the bottom of the sixth.
Game 2: Bethune-Cookman 5, Mount St. Mary's 2
Bethune-Cookman completed the sweep with a 5-2 win over the Mount in game two. Kirsten Mumma went 2-for-2 with a run scored for the Mount in the loss.
Bethune-Cookman started the scoring with a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the second to take a 2-0 advantage. The Mount got a run back in the top of the third when Mumma singled, and Moriah Godde reached on a fielder's choice. Godde came around to score when Morgan Alisauckas reached on an error to make it 2-1. The Wildcats got the run back in the bottom of the inning on a Kaiya Epps-Lee RBI double. Sasha Killings led off the bottom of the fourth to push the Bethune-Cookman advantage to 4-1.
The Mount got a run back in the top of the fifth to make it 4-2. Mumma led off the frame with a base hit, and Kaylee Stoner singled down the left field line to put runners at first and second. Godde then singled to left to bring home Mumma to make it 4-2. Stoner and Godde each moved up one base when the left fielder bobbled the ball to put runners on second and third with no outs. That brought on a pitching change for the Wildcats with Alexis Bermudez coming into the game, and she was able to get out of the jam without allowing another run. Bethune-Cookman added an insurance run in the fifth to complete the scoring.
UP NEXT: The Mount heads to Hampton for a doubleheader on Thursday, March 7. First pitch of game one is set for 12:00 p.m.