|Carlow University||UM-Presque Isle|
At Firestone Stadium – Akron, Ohio
IN BRIEF: It took nine innings, 10 hits, 9 errors, and several lead changes to decide an exciting first round match up this afternoon. Carlow University scored the game-winning run on a walk-off single by Molly Patsch to send Carlow into tomorrow’s quarterfinal winner’s bracket action.
HOW THEY SCORED: Carlow struck first, with Marla Small scoring after reaching base with a lead-off single. With the game moving along with shutout innings in both the second and third, Maine Presque Isle evened the score with a run in the fourth on a RBI double by Ayana Walker. In the fifth, they took the lead after Brianna Losee singled and scored, putting the Owls ahead 2-1. In the bottom of the sixth, Carlow tied the game on a Alison Hrya double to center field. The seventh inning would go scoreless. Both Carlow and Maine scored in the eighth. Carlow shut Maine down in the ninth inning, in large part to a run-scoring double play that included throw at the plate to stop Maine’s Jackie Peers from scoring the go-ahead run. Carlow would carry their momentum into the bottom half of the ninth and win the game with a walk-off single by Patsch, went 1-3 on the day.
BEHIND THE BOX SCORE: Carlow pitcher Madison Miller went the distance and got the win with six strikeouts, zero walks, and no earned runs. Carlow infielder Allison Hryadil went 2-4 with an RBI on the day.