CLERMONT, Fla. – The Adrian College softball team ended their annual spring trip with a 3-7 record after dropping a pair of games on Friday to Case Western Reserve (6-1) and Point Park (7-5, 8 innings).
Case and Adrian had nearly all of their offense in the first inning. Adrian scored once in the top of the first on an unearned run. Freshman Jessica Sarch crossed home plate and finished the game with a 2-for-3 effort with a walk and stolen base. Adrian had five singles in the game as Katie Dewyre, K'ya Toles-Burton and Rebecca Greco also had a hit.
Case scored five runs in the bottom of the first to take a 5-1 lead. The Spartans would add another run in the second to conclude the scoring. Adrian left 10 runners on base while Case stranded six. Brooke Stewart took the loss yielding five earned runs in six innings. Rebecca Taylor threw four innings and got the win striking out six. Rebecca Molnar finished off the last three innings and gave up just one hit with a walk and three strikeouts. Gena Roberts drove in two runs for the Spartans and had a double and single in four at-bats.
Adrian had a 4-0 lead in game two of the day against Point Park after two innings. Stewart got the start at first base and batted cleanup. She did clear the bases in the first with a three-run homer to give AC a 3-0 lead. Point Park scored once in the third and three more times in the fourth to tie the game at 4-4.
Both teams pushed across a run in the seventh to force an international tiebreaker. In the tiebreaker, a runner is placed on second to start the inning. The Pioneers scored twice in the eighth and Adrian could not match it. Kelsey Meyer (1-4) went the distance and allowed nine hits and three earned runs. She walked three and struck out six. Rachel Hopfer also went eight innings and gave up 11 hits and four earned runs with two walks and two strikeouts.
Sarch went 4-for-5 with a run, RBI and two steals. She batted .486 during the trip to lead the team. Meyer went 2-for-4 at the plate and Greco also had two hits in four at-bats with an RBI in the seventh with two outs.