Muskie softball season ends with split

The Muskie softball team saw their season come to end with a split in their twin bill against Baldwin Wallace. The Muskies won game one 8-2 and lost game two 3-2.

The Muskies needed two wins and a split between Marietta and John Carroll to get into the OAC tournament. The Muskies unfortunately got neither on Sunday.

In game one the Muskies saw an outstanding pitching performance from Sarah Browning who went six innings, only giving up six hits and one earned. The Muskie offense received a charge from Alyxis Moore and Laina Walker who both homered in game one. Moore went 4-4 with three rbi’s while Walker went 1-4 with two rbi’s.

In game two the Muskies were unable to catch up to the stellar pitching of Samantha Dostall who only allowed two earned in the complete game. The Muskies would leave ten runners stranded in the contest which included two in the bottom of the seventh with two outs. Alyxis Moore struck out swinging for the final out of the season for the Muskies.

The Muskies (23-17, 10-8) end the 2015 campaign in fifth place in the conference.


The newborn found dead at 125 Lakeside Drive on Muskingum University’s campus died of asphyxiation, according to Muskingum County Coroner Charles Feicht.

Feicht confirms the baby was alive before being placed in a tightly knotted trash bag.

He says the mother was near full term pregnancy, an estimated 38 weeks when she gave birth to the baby girl.

The trash bag was found outside the university-owned house occupied by the Delta Gamma Theta sorority around 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.

The body was sent to the Licking County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy which was performed around 2 p.m. Friday, April 24. The Muskingum County Coroner’s Office is handling the results.

No further details about the autopsy could be released as the case is still under investigation by the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office and Muskingum University Police.