The Herald Bulletin

March 16, 2013

AU softball drops 2 in Florida


For The Herald Bulletin

KISSISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Anderson University softball team dropped its first two games of the season on Saturday at the Osceola County Softball Complex. The Ravens lost to Mount Union 1-0 and Coast Guard 4-3.

Against Mount Union, the Ravens were no-hit and shutout for just the second time in the last 48 games. The only other shutout in the last two seasons was against defending national champion Linfield last year in the Div. III NCAA tournament.

The Raiders scored the lone run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning on a two-out solo home run. They improved to 10-2 overall and have won nine straight games.

Devin Moorman took the loss on the mound, despite allowing just four hits and one run. The senior struck out eight batters and walked just one in throwing just 76 pitches in the complete game performance.

Against Coast Guard, Megan Ream led the Ravens with two hits and a stolen base.

Natalie Moorhouse had a two-run homer, and freshman Sami Frazier homered in first career at-bat.

Coast Guard scored all four runs in the first two innings and outhit the Ravens 10-7 in the game. AU was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Freshman Hannah Belvo took the loss on the mound, allowing 10 hits and four earned runs in five innings while striking out two. Lauren Smith tossed the final two innings and didn’t allow a hit, striking out four.

AU (0-2) plays Utica (9 a.m.) and Endicott (1 p.m.) today in Kissimmee, Fla.

— For The Herald Bulletin