(London, Ontario) – On Friday night, the Fanshawe Women's Softball team (3-7) hosted Mohawk College (3-7). The Falcons split the doubleheader with the Mountaineers, falling in the first game 10-6 and rebounding to win the second by a score of 6-4.
The Mountaineers started strong in game one, scoring six runs in the opening inning. Fanshawe's Ali Bergman (Embro, ON) responded in the bottom of the first with a huge hit to left field to score two for the home team. Falcons rookie Kim McCaul (Whitby, ON) started the second inning with a diving catch for a first out, but Mohawk would add two runs before the end of the inning to make the score 8-2. Mohawk added another run in the third inning to extend their lead. Fanshawe heated up in the fifth inning with RBIs from Amber Preszcator (Hensall, ON), MacKenzie Kelly (Oil Springs, ON) and two from McCaul to cut the visitor's lead to 9-6. Unfortunately, the Falcons couldn't recover from the early deficit, and fell by a final score of 10-6. Fanshawe pitcher Shianne Martin (Wyoming, ON) (1-4) took the loss.
In the second game of the doubleheader, Samantha Fuller (Ingersoll, ON) had a leadoff single in the bottom of the first. Jacey Lochert (Bellwood, ON) then hit a single to score Fuller to put Fanshawe up 1-0. In the third inning, Mohawk tied the game at one. In the fourth inning, Carly Carroll (Norwich, ON) scored Preszcator to take the lead. With the bases loaded, Fuller hit a single down the third base line to score two for Fanshawe. The Falcons added a final run before the end of the inning with an Emily Davis (London, ON) sacrifice fly to score Fuller and give the home team a 6-1 lead. In the fifth, Mohawk scored one run, but Lochert recorded back-to-back strikeouts to end the top of the inning. The Mountaineers would score two runs in the final inning but it wasn't enough as Fanshawe closed them out to win the game 6-4. Lochert got the win for the Falcons to improve her record to 2-2 on the season.
Fanshawe's Top Performer:
Jacey Lochert – 5 for 7, 2 Runs, 1 RBI, 1 walk
Mohawk's Top Performer:
Shelby Hayward – 5 for 8, 4 Runs, 3 RBIs
The Falcons will host the Seneca Sting (1-7) on Sunday, September 24. The game times will be at 1pm and 3pm at Stronach Park.
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