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9 May 2014 | One Comment | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
The fourth-seeded Towson Tigers fell to the top-seeded James Madison Dukes, 4-0, in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game. It was the Tigers’ fifth championship appearance in school history. With the win, the Dukes are headed to the NCAA tournament. Junior pitcher Missy McCormick, who started all four games for the Tigers (29-25) in the tournament, threw six innings and allowed four earned runs on nine hits. McCormick finished the season 17-11 with a 2.78 earned run average. Dukes’ pitcher Heather Kiefer shut down the Tigers’ offense by throwing six shutout innings and allowing just three hits. Kiefer improved to 20-7 on the season with a 2.01 […] Read the full story »

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8 May 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
The Tigers are heading to the Colonial Athletic Association tournament title game after beating the College of Charleston Cougars and Hofstra Pride on Thursday. It’s the Tigers’ first appearance in the title game since 2009, when they faced the James Madison Dukes and lost. “I cant even describe this feeling,” junior shortstop Hailey Balk said. “I’m so proud of this team for being resilient and coming this far. There wasn’t a doubt in everyone’s minds that we were going to win today and prove everyone wrong.” The Tigers (29-24) will get their chance to avenge their 2009 title loss, as they take on the Dukes on Friday in […] Read the full story »

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Towson drops first game of CAA tournament, will play Thursday
7 May 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
The fourth-seeded Towson Tigers fell to the top-seeded James Madison Dukes 3-2 in the first game of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in Harrisonburg, Va. The game was a stark contrast from the three-game series the two teams played in early April where the Dukes outscored the Tigers 30-2. Junior Missy McCormick, the Tigers’ No. 1 starter, allowed two earned runs over six innings. In her last two starts against JMU, McCormick pitched a combined eight and two-thirds innings and allowed 14 earned runs. “She threw great today,” Head Coach Lisa Costello said. “She had a better command of the zone and she’s improved steadily ever since […] Read the full story »

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Dunham gets RBI, but Tigers swept by Cougars
4 May 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Despite losing all three games to the College of Charleston Cougars this weekend, Towson clinched a spot in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament for a second consecutive year. “I think the confidence level going into the tournament is what it has been all year,” junior infielder Hailey Balk said. “We’re going into it knowing that on any given day, each team can be beat.” With James Madison defeating UNC Wilmington in both games of a doubleheader Friday, Towson (27-23, 6-9 CAA) secured the final spot in the tournament. The tournament field consists of Towson, James Madison, Hofstra and College of Charleston. The Tigers fell 4-1 to the […] Read the full story »

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Tigers win first and third games of series, position themselves for CAA Tournament
27 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Towson defeated conference opponent University of North Carolina Wilmington, 9-2, in the rubber game of a three-game series at the Tiger Softball Complex on Sunday. The win puts Towson (27-20, 6-6 Colonial Athletic Association) in a great position to make the CAA Tournament. It was Towson’s last home game of the season. It was also Senior Day for the Tigers. Four seniors were honored before the game including Delanie Dunham, Maureen Hepner, Mickelle Oslin and Victoria Sindone. Hepner went 2-for-4 in her final home game with a home run and two runs batted in. Hepner leads the team 11 home runs on the year. “I’m pretty competitive,” […] Read the full story »

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23 Apr 2014 | One Comment | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
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 […] Read the full story »

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16 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Towson won both games of its doubleheader against Howard on Wednesday at the Tiger Softball Complex. The Tigers won the first game 6-0 before winning the second game, 8-0, in five innings. Freshman pitcher Megan Chocallo started the second game for the Tigers (22-17) and pitched a complete game, allowing one hit and striking out four. “I’ve really been struggling for a little bit, but I felt really good today and the team had a lot of energy,” Chocallo said. Senior infielder Delanie Dunham hit an RBI double off the left field fence in the third inning to give Towson a 1-0 lead. After a fielder’s choice […] Read the full story »

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Junior pitches complete game and hits three-run home run to lead Tigers
9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Twenty-one up. Twenty-one down. Towson junior pitcher Missy McCormick did something many pitchers can only dream of. After a 1-4 road trip, McCormick returned home and threw a perfect game Wednesday to defeat Temple, 7-0, in the first game of a doubleheader. It was the first perfect game in program history. McCormick was dominant on the mound for Towson (18-15), as she improved to 9-5 on the season with a 3.81 earned run average. “I just felt like I was commanding the game,” McCormick said. “Everything seemed to be working today. My team played so well behind me and I am so thankful for them. It was […] Read the full story »

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9 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem
James Madison scored 10 unanswered runs to defeat Towson 10-2 on Sunday in the final game of a three-game set. The Dukes held home field as the Tigers lost all three over the weekend in Harrisonburg, Va. “Their pitching was resilient and their defense was suffocating,” junior infielder Hailey Balk said. “Every time we had an opportunity to do big things, they stopped it from happening.” It was Towson’s first series against a conference opponent this season. Four conference games were postponed earlier in the season due to rain. Senior outfielder Maureen Hepner got things going early for Towson (17-15, 0-3 Colonial Athletic Association) as she hit […] Read the full story »

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24 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Towson split four games this weekend after falling to Wagner 6-2 in the final game of the Tiger Clash on Sunday at the Tiger Softball Complex. Towson (16-11) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. Freshman pitcher Megan Chocallo started the game for Towson. She struggled in the third inning and allowed four runs on four hits to give Wagner (11-13) a 4-2 lead. Wagner would tack on one run in the sixth and seventh innings and Towson was not able to recover. It was a tough outing for Chocallo, who dropped to 3-5 on the season with a 5.92 earned run average. […] Read the full story »