(London, Ontario) – The Fanshawe Women's Softball team (0-2) hosted the Durham Lords (2-0) on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons fell by scores of 3-2 and 6-4.
Durham, the reigning OCAA Champions struck first in game one, going up 2-0. In the fifth inning, Fanshawe's Samantha Fuller (Ingersoll, ON) would come around to score on an RBI single by Jacey Lochert (Bellwood, ON). The Lords added a run in the top of the sixth inning to extend their lead. In the bottom of the sixth, Fanshawe responded by loading the bases and scoring one on a walked in run. Unfortunately, the Lords were able to hold the Falcons in the final inning to end the game 3-2.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Lords came out strong and went up 3-0. Falcon pitcher Andrea Webster (Wilsonville, ON) had a great catch to end the top of the fourth inning. In the bottom of the fourth, Ali Bergman (Embro, ON) hit a single to score Emily Davis (London, ON). Durham scored next in the sixth inning to go up 4-1. Fanshawe responded with a Shianne Martin (Wyoming, ON) 2-RBI single, followed by an RBI by Bergman to tie the score at four. Unfortunately, the Lords closed out the final inning with two runs of their own to win the game 6-4.
Fanshawe's Top Performer:
Jacey Lochert – 4 for 7, 1 Run, 1 RBI
Durham's Top Performer:
Ashley Wallace – 3 for 6, 1 Run, 2 RBIs
The Falcons will look to grab their first win on Tuesday, September 12 when they will host the St. Clair Saints (2-0). The game times will be at 6pm and 8pm at Stronach Park.
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