TU falls at Charleston Classic
After a 4-1 season opener series last weekend, Towson dropped all four games at the Charleston Classic this weekend.
With a hard time scoring runs, the Tigers were defeated Friday by the East Tennessee State Bucs 6-0 and the Syracuse Orange 7-0.
After their first game Saturday against the James Madison Dukes, Towson walked away with an 11-1 loss.
That evening, the Tigers put up a fight against the Akron Zips, where they had a season-high 12 hits.
Akron captured the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning and walked away with a 7-5 victory.
In the last game of the tournament, senior pitcher Katie Lingmai brought a strong performance, allowing one hit in four and half innings and pitching 10 strikeouts.
“Charleston played a solid game and Katie Lingmai’s pitching kept us in,” senior outfielder Kelli Lyons said.
Hoping for their first win of the tournament, the Tigers played the first five innings against the College of Charleston with confidence.
Offensively, both teams had a slow start. Coming into the sixth inning, neither team had put runs on the scoreboard.
The Cougars responded during the sixth inning when Kelsey Hodgson hit a double to center field. With a sacrifice bunt by the Cougars, Hodgson advanced to third base.
With bases loaded, after a fielding error by the Tiger’s infield, Hodgson scored the first run of the game for the Cougars.
Leading the Tigers 1-0 in the seventh inning, senior Erin Wolfe hit a double down the left field line.
Hitting a single to right field, Jillian Donnelly reached first base. She then advanced to second on a wild pitch by Cougar pitcher, Hope Klicker. Only four Towson batters were able to hit off of Klicker, who contributed to the Cougar’s victory with seven strikeouts.
“Even though we did not win, we will take the good and the bad and build from it,” Lyons said.
The Tigers will continue their season Friday at the FAU Strike Out Cancer Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla.
Towson will face Connecticut, Florida Atlantic, Northern Illinois, Northern Florida and Providence in the tournament.