CLERMONT, Fla. - The Husson Eagles (1-3) picked up their first victory of the 2020 season with a 9-6 win over Lesley University (0-4), before dropping the second game of the afternoon to the Valiants of Manhattanville College (1-0), 10-2.
Game One: Husson 9, Lesley 6
Jordan Day opened the scoring for the Lynx as she launched a solo home run to give Lesley a 1-0 lead in the first inning. A 1-2-3 defensive inning for the Eagles in the bottom of the second paved the way for their explosive third inning.
Sydney Ames ripped a pitch down the right field line to cruise into third base. Katie Windsor drove her home on an RBI single down the right side, before scoring on a wild pitch herself, giving the Eagles their first lead of the afternoon, 2-1. With the bases loaded, Windsor scored on a wild pitch and Madelyn Fowler extended the Green and Gold's lead to three as Katie Walker picked up the RBI as she grounded out to second. Aunchman crossed the plate as Jillian Bisson grounded out to short, and the Eagles took their 4-1 lead into the bottom of the inning. The Lynx grabbed two runs in the bottom of the third off of a Mahlia Medina RBI double and a fielding error as Husson took a 4-3 lead into the fourth frame.
Chloe Gorey started the fourth inning off with a long single to right center field, and Ames drove her in with a double to center field. After a pitching change for the Lynx, Windsor picked up her second RBI of the game with a single through the right side as the Eagles took their largest lead of the day, 7-3. Lesley would cut the deficit to one (7-6) on a three-run sixth inning, but Husson would answer as Fowler drove home two with a single up the middle to lift the Eagles to their first victory of the 2020 season, 9-6 over the Lesley Lynx.
Ames had a big day at the plate, contributing a double, triple, an RBI and two stolen bases, while also picking up the victory for the Eagles. In the circle, she recorded four strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work.
Fowler went 3-for-3 on the afternoon, picking up two RBI's in the seventh inning.
Day launched a homer in the first, going 2-for-3 at the plate.
Emily Streight was credited with the loss, giving up six runs on five hits in 3.1 innings.
Game Two: Manhattanville 10, Husson 2
The Valiants struck first as a double down the left field line from Abby Tanuma scored Giovanna Liggett. Manhattanville would add two more runs to their lead in the second and extended their lead 7-0 in the top of the third. Whitney Bess would lead the Eagles off in the bottom of the third on a walk and advance to second from a Bri Brochu bunt. Chloe Gorey crushed a shot to right center to score Bess, and a sacrifice fly from Madelyn Fowler would score Brochu, putting the Eagles on the scoreboard as they trailed 7-2.
Manhattanville answered in the top of the fourth, as a two-run homer from DeLuca pushed the Valiants to a 9-2 advantage. The Eagles were unable to convert with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth and the Valiants tacked on another run in the fifth as Husson fell to Manhattanville, 10-2.
Gorey led the Eagles at the plate, cranking out a double and picking up an RBI.
Jen Jones struck out six while giving up 10 runs on 12 hits in the loss.
Three Valiants' chipped in two RBI's a piece, including DeLuca who added a homerun.
Tanuma hit two doubles in the victory while also scoring a run.
Manhattanville split time in the circle between Charli Shinstine and Jasmine Feliciano. Shinstine picked up her first victory of the season, striking out three while giving up two runs on 13 batters faced.