Softball swept in dramatic doubleheader

By Alberto Gilman

The softball team lost two extra-inning games to the St. Fisher College Cardinals and the University of Mary Washington Eagles on Tuesday.

The Lions and Cardinals played each other for the first time in school history, and the Cardinals led the Lions 3-1 after the first inning.

In the second inning, senior shortstop Michela Dix hit a home run to left center, allowing her, freshmen catcher and outfielder Sophia Cloonan, and sophomore outfielder Mallory Shofi to score. Junior outfielder Maddie Tomich also homered to left center, bringing in three runs. The Lions scored eight runs in the second inning.

The Lions scored a run at the top of the third inning after sophomore pitcher and outfielder Calli Brant drove in Dix to score.

In the sixth inning, the Cardinals tied the game at 10. The Cardinals singled five times, scoring off four runs batted in. The seventh inning went scoreless, forcing two extra innings. In the ninth inning, the Cardinals singled up the middle to end the game 10-11.

Following the loss to the Cardinals, the Lions played the Eagles. The Lions scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning, leading the Eagles 4-1. The Eagles scored two runs in the sixth inning and one run in the seventh, tying the game 4-4 and forcing extra innings. In the ninth inning, the Eagles scored another run, and the Lions lost the game by a score of 5-4.

The Lions play St. John Fisher again on Mar. 4 at 11 a.m.