Softball struggles over the break looking to regain success soon

Joseph Lillard – Sports Editor

Clarion’s softball team had an unfortunate break and dropped multiple games.

These included a game against Fairmont University, 3-2, and Philadelphia University, 6-3 in 10 innings.

On March 14, Clarion faced Fairmont State.

Clarion got off to a phenomenal start to the game.

In the first inning, Autumn Babcock’s single drove in Taylor Nonnenberg and Casey Wilcox to help the Golden Eagles fly to a 2-0 lead.

Both sides didn’t produce any other runs until the sixth inning.

In the bottom half of that inning, Fairmont’s offense woke up.

Fairmont got the momentum by capitalizing on all bases loaded, passed ball, making the score 2-1.

Later in that same inning, Fairmont scored two more runs to make it 3-2.

Clarion was unable to respond to the runs in the top of the seventh.

On March 16, Clarion took on Philadelphia University.

Philadelphia got on the board first by using an RBI triple to gain a one-run lead.

Clarion equalized the score when Rachel Hoffman singled and drove in Nonnenburg.

Philadelphia took the lead back in the top of the fifth inning, but Clarion’s Cassie Daniels scored off of Alexis Boie’s double in the bottom half of the fifth to make it 2-2.

In the ninth inning, Philadelphia used a sacrifice fly to take back the lead.

Clarion responded in its half of the ninth inning when Laura Sadowski scored on a wild pitch, making the score 3-3 and forced extra innings.

In the top of the 10th inning, Philadelphia’s offense erupted for three runs to set the final score at 6-3.

On Friday, March 24, Clarion will travel to Philadelphia, Pa. to face off against University of Science for a doubleheader.

The next day, Clarion journeys to Millersville for another doubleheader.

Clarion’s first home game won’t take place till March 31.

On that day, the Golden Eagles will take on Bloomsburg in another doubleheader.

The first game is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm, weather permitting.

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