McCormick leads Tigers to win over Mount
Towson defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 3-1, Wednesday in Emmitsburg, Md. to improve to 25-18 on the season.
Junior pitcher Missy McCormick pitched a complete game and struck out a career-high 13 batters, which is tied for the second most in a game in Towson history.
“It felt great,” McCormick said. “I felt like I was setting batters up really well.”
McCormick is now 14-7 on the season with a 2.92 earned run average.
Mount St. Mary’s (19-18-1) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning with the help of an RBI single. The run was unearned as senior third baseman Delanie Dunham made an error earlier in the inning.
After being held hitless through the first three innings, Towson’s offense put together four straight hits to take the lead. Dunham drove in McCormick with an RBI single to bring in the team’s first run. Sophomore infielder Caitie Barber’s RBI groundout gave Towson a 2-1 lead. Towson scored its third run off an error committed by Mount St. Mary’s shortstop.
McCormick struck out the side in the seventh inning to seal the win for Towson.
The Tigers will travel to Washington, D.C. on Thursday to take on Georgetown. First pitch is at 3 p.m.
The Tigers will head home this weekend to play its final home series against conference opponent UNC Wilmington. It’s the second-to-last conference series for the Tigers before the Colonial Athletic Association tournament begins on May 7.
“These games are very important,” McCormick said. “Every CAA game is a critical boost going into the tournament.”