Lady Rams Drop Pair Of One-Run Games To Crusaders
posted on March 19, 2013 21:55
MOBILE, Ala-- The 19th-ranked University of Mobile softball team dropped a pair of one-run ball games to 7th-ranked William Carey University Tuesday to open Southern States Athletic Conference action. The Crusaders took the opener 5-4 and took the finale 2-1 in eight innings.
Mobile (14-7, 0-2) hosts Rogers State University for a non-conference doubleheader Thursday at 4 pm.
In the opener, Alli McCaleb got the win for the Crusaders after giving up four runs on ten hits in a complete-game effort. Alli Hall took the loss for Mobile after giving up two earned runs on seven hits in a complete-game effort.
Brittany Dunson, Korie Fontenot and Allie Luster had two hits each for Mobile, while Ashley Middleton finished 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI.
The Crusaders scored single runs in each of the first three innings and McCaleb held Mobile hitless until Luster doubled with two outs in the 4th, but did not score.
After coming up empty on two hits in the 5th, the Lady Rams plated four in the 6th, as Fontenot, Jordan Coleman, Luster and Middleton singled to start the frame, with Middleton driving home a pair. With two outs, Dunson singled home Emily Vickrey to give Mobile a 4-3 advantage.
But, after a single and back-to-back outs in the 7th, a Mobile error extended the inning and then Sarah Beckman doubled home a pair for the winning margin.
Kamaron Strickland took the loss for Mobile in the finale after giving up one earned run on ten hits in eight innings of work, while Brittany Lang went the distance and limited Mobile to one run on five hits to get the win for William Carey.
Jessica Palmer finished 1-for-2 with one RBI for the Lady Rams, while Jasmine Shelby and Lindsey Webb had three hits each for the Crusaders.
William Carey scored first in the 4th thanks to a wild pitch and Mobile error, and the Lady Rams answered in the 5th, as Luster singled to leadoff the frame, advanced on a groundout and touched home on Palmer's two-out hit.
In the top of the 8th, the Crusaders scored a run on three hits, and then Mobile got a leadoff walk in the bottom of the inning, but could not score.