Capital Cruises through double header against Muskies

Muskie Softball dropped two more conference games in a double-header against Capital on Tuesday.

After coming back in game on to take an 8-4 lead over the Crusaders in the 4th inning of game one, the Muskies saw their lead quickly dissipate after Capital scored six runs over the final three innings.

The Muskies started Jess Poff in game one and she would give up four earned runs in just two innings of work before being relieved by Sarah Browning in the third. Browning would receive the loss after giving up six earned over the final five innings. The Muskie bats were led in game one by Fallon Gawry and Amber Bova who both picked up two hits and an RBI a piece.

In game two The Crusaders were paced by two home runs that produced three of their seven runs. The Muskies started Kristin Gill in game two. Gill lasted only one full inning as she was injured on a play at the plate early in the second. Gill was replaced by Halea DeBolt after giving up six runs on five hits. DeBolt would only give up one earned for the rest of the game but the offense couldn’t make up for the first inning by Gill.

Capital starting pitcher for game two Brooke Billings, gave up just three earned in six innings. The Muskie offense was led by Kelly Martin and Hannah Reese. Martin went 2-3 with a run and Reese went 1-3 with two RBI’s.

The Muskies (9-13, 1-5) will travel to Marietta Friday with game time for game one of the double header starting at 3:00 p.m.