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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 »

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12 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Sophomore pitcher Ambar Hickman continued to dominate on the mound as Towson defeated UMBC (14-5) 8-0 in six innings Wednesday. It was the last game of a three-game homestand for the Tigers, in which they won all three. Hickman threw a complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits. She is now 5-2 on the season with a 1.92 earned run average, which leads the team. “I just take it one game at a time,” Hickman said. “It starts in the bullpen. I make sure every pitch is crisp and clean. I don’t try to overthink a lot. Everything is going pretty well.” Senior outfielder Maureen Hepner got things […] Read the full story »

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In first games since last month, TU splits with Radford and falls to Elon
9 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer
Towson’s bats were quieted as it suffered a tough 3-2 extra-inning loss to Elon in its final game of the weekend. “We didn’t hit very well this weekend,” Head Coach Lisa Costello said. “You need to see pitching to be able to hit. I think that’s going to improve the more we play.” Towson hadn’t played a game since Feb. 23. After inclement weather forced Towson (8-7) to cancel the Towson Classic Softball tournament this past weekend, the team traveled to Elon, N.C. for games against Radford (4-9) and Elon (14-5-1). After three scoreless innings against Elon, Towson broke through in the fourth with the help of […] Read the full story »

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23 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Contributing Writer
Towson improved its record to 7-5 with a 1-0 extra-inning victory Sunday over Longwood University (3-1) to take a split at the Longwood Spring Classic in Farmville, Va. It was a classic pitcher’s duel. Towson finally broke through in the eighth inning. A sacrifice bunt by freshman infielder Holiday Cahill allowed sophomore infielder Courtney Johnson to reach third base. Junior infielder Hailey Balk continued her clutch hitting with a single to drive in Johnson and win the game for the Tigers. It was Balk’s second walk-off hit of the season. “I was just looking for something I could put out of the infield,” Balk said. “She just […] Read the full story »

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16 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha Ghassem, Staff Writer
Towson split the weekend tournament by defeating Virginia, 7-2, in the final game of the Kickin’ Chicken Classic in South Carolina. “We played great,” senior pitcher Missy McCormick said. “This has been the toughest competition we have seen so far.” Sophomore pitcher Ambar Hickman pitched a complete game, surrendering just two runs against Virginia (1-7). Towson (5-3) ran a two-out rally in the second inning to score six runs. The rally started when sophomore catcher Caitie Barber reached on an error. The Tigers increased their lead to 3-0 with three singles and a walk.  Then with the bases loaded, McCormick blasted a grand slam through center field […] Read the full story »

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9 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Contributing Writer
For senior third baseman Delanie Dunham, it was a bittersweet weekend. It was the start of her last season as a Towson Tiger. “It was exciting, but at the same time a little sad that it’s my last year with these girls,” Dunham said. Towson (3-1) fell short of a perfect start to the season after losing 7-1 Sunday to the USC Upstate Bears (4-0) in the final day of the University of South Carolina Upstate Classic. Towson allowed three unearned runs in the second inning, leading to USC Upstate’s 6-0 lead. However, Head Coach Lisa Costello said she is pleased with how her team performed defensively […] Read the full story »

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9 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Payam Agha-Ghassem, Contributing Writer
After finishing the 2013 season with a 30-28-1 overall record and coming up short in its semifinal appearance in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, Towson’s expectations for the upcoming season are high. “As a team, I really want us to just come together,” junior infielder Hailey Balk said. “We have a young team and we hope to win a CAA championship this year.” The CAA preseason poll selected Towson to finish fifth in the conference. “I don’t pay attention to those kind of things,” Balk said. “Every year you get a new class and other teams get new players, so you never really know what’s going to […] Read the full story »