EMMITSBURG, Md. – Towson (25-23, 8-7 CAA) extended its season-best winning streak to five games Wednesday with a doubleheader sweep on the road against Mount St. Mary’s. The Tigers won game one with a 3-0 shutout and game two by a score of 8-4.
Freshman pitcher Missy McCormick threw her second career shutout in game one, limiting the Mount to only five hits en route to her sixth victory of the season. McCormick has now allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight of her 14 starts this season.
The offense was supplied by senior outfielder Erika Stasch, who went 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in all three Tiger runs. Her single to the left side in the first inning scored classmates Haley Stueckler and Brianna Jones to give the Tigers an early 2-0 lead in support of McCormick. Stueckler finished the game 1-for-3 with a pair of runs scored.
Stasch, who also had a run batted in during game two, now has 88 RBI’s in her career and moved into 11th place on Towson’s all-time list, passing Chris Navarro.
In game two, the Tigers exploded for six runs in the second inning. The team batted around while sending 10 batters to the plate.
Kelli Lyons had three hits and two RBI’s in the win, Jones added three hits and Hailey Balk and Delanie Dunhamcombined for four hits, two runs and two runs batted in.
Senior catcher Courtney Wittner added two runs batted in for the Tigers, who have outscored their opponents 26-13 during the current win streak.
Senior Dominique Ortega picked up the win in game two for the Tigers, allowing just one run in 6.2 innings in the circle.
Balk now has a hit in 18 straight games for the Tigers, the second longest streak in school history.
Towson returns home for a Colonial Athletic Association series with Hofstra beginning Saturday at 12 p.m. at the Tiger Softball Complex.