Bats go cold against Frostburg St.

Alex Herschman
Alex Herschman

FREDERICK, Md. - The Hood College softball team dropped a pair of 4-2 final scores to visiting Frostburg State in non-conference action. 

Inside the Box Score

Frostburg St. 4, Hood 2

  • A two-run, seventh-inning double by Katelyn Mehrling broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Bobcats victory in the opener. 
  • Hood answered single runs by Frostburg with RBI fielder's choices twice earlier in the game. Trailing 1-0 in the second, Caitlin Gosline drove in a run with a ground ball to shortstop. After the Bobcats went ahead 2-1 in the top of the fifth, the Blazers tied the game in the bottom half. Paugh hit a ground ball and the Frostburg defense tried to throw Kristy Erfurdt out at home, but the senior slid under the tag to tie the game. 
  • Sophia Leaman took the loss in relief, allowing three runs in 2.2 innings. 
  • Erfurdt singled and walked twice. 
  • Mehrling pitched a complete game for the win.

Frostburg St. 4, Hood 2

  • Sam Gatton and Mehrling hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth and Gatton hit a second homer in the sixth to lead Frostburg to the sweep. 
  • In the bottom of the sixth, Hood benefited from back-to-back errors to pull within 3-2. Kristen Scott doubled with two outs and Erfurdt reached on an error to put runners on first and second. An error on the next play brought Scott home before Paugh singled in a run to bring the Blazers within one. 
  • The Bobcats got an insurance run in the seventh on an RBI single by Claire Hanlon. 
  • Ally Wiemen pitched a complete game, allowing just three hits despite zero strikeouts. 
  • Herschman was undone by the three solo home runs among a solid performance. The senior surrendered just six hits and a walk, striking out five. 

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