Clarion softball falls in twinbill against Mansfield

Clarion’s softball team dropped a doubleheader to Mansfield University on a shortened week filled with nothing but home games.

Sarah Gossard delivers a pitch.  Archive Photo / The Clarion Call
Sarah Gossard delivers a pitch.
Archive Photo / The Clarion Call

The ladies dropped its first game to Mansfield by a score of 10-1.

Clarion’s lone run came in the second inning when Cassidy Runyan reached base on an error with bases loaded.

The RBI brought shortstop Casey Wilcox in to get the Eagles on the scoreboard.

Wilcox paced the Eagles with two hits, and she was joined by Taylor Nonnenburg.

Kira Smith, Rachel Hoffman and Christina Tressler added one hit a piece to bring the Eagles to its total of seven hits in the game.

In the second game, Clarion came up short with a final score of 13-4.

Clarion held the lead for a majority of the game.

In the second inning, Hoffman’s single drove in Wilcox, and Smith’s double brought Hoffman home.

After giving up two runs in the top of the third, the Eagles’ Nonnenburg scored off of Tressler’s single to give them a 3-2 lead.

In its half of the fourth, Clarion scored another run when Smith flied out to center field.

The sacrifice fly allowed Runyan to score to make it 4-2.

However, Mansfield scored 11 unanswered runs in the last three innings to make it final.

Hoffman led the Eagles with two hits.

Adding to the hit total in that game were Marissa Peterson, Tressler, Runyan, Smith and Audrey Hummell.

Rachel Hoffman and Sarah Gossard were tagged with the losses that afternoon.

Due to the snow that fell upon Clarion on Sunday, the game against Salem International University was postponed.

The Golden Eagles then dropped a double header to the Bloomsburg Huskies on April 13. 

Due to scheduling and a lot of postponements, as of right now, the softball team will only be having doubleheaders from here on out.

While one game got postponed, another game was rescheduled.

Leading the Golden Eagles this season in the batter’s box is senior Christina Tressler, who is hitting .300 on the year.

Tressler also is tied for the lead in home runs this year, tallying two.

Rachel Hoffman leads the Golden Eagles on the mound with two wins.

Junior Paige Baker is a close second, batting .296 on the year.

After that game, the softball team will journey to Indiana University of Pennsylvania on April 15.

Both of those games start at 2:30 p.m. with another following at 4:30 p.m..

They will start off its weekend at home against University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Then, they will travel to Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio with the first pitch scheduled for noon, and its second game starting at 2 p.m. on April 17.

Clarion will then come home to face Edinboro University at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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