Bears Edge Mount St. Mary’s, 5-4; Fall to UMBC
Baltimore, MD- Freshman Kelsey Hom hit a walk-off three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Brown University softball team (2-7) to a 5-4 victory over Mount St. Mary's on Sunday afternoon. The Bears then went on to drop the final game of the UMBC Spring Classic to the host Retrievers, 7-1.
The Mountaineers tallied two runs in the first inning and extended their lead to 3-0 in the top of the fourth. A solo homerun by Stephanie Thompson in the bottom of the inning brought the Bears within two, but Mount knocked in another run in the top of the fifth when Erin Leddy homered to left center.
Once again Bruno cut their deficit back down to two after Avery Silverstein singled to bring home Kelsey Williams in the bottom of the fifth inning. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Hom blasted a walk-off three-run homer to lift Brown to a 5-4 victory over the Mountaineers.
Jessica Cherness received the win on the mound pitching 2/3 of the final inning. She allowed just one hit, walked one and struck out one batter. Denise van der Goot pitched 6.1 innings and gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and struck out seven betters.
Mount's Danni Cummings earned the loss to drop to 1-5 on the season. She gave up five runs on six hits and struck out five batters.
Next, the Bears challenged host UMBC in their final game of the tournament, but could not get the offense rolling. The Retrievers gained a 4-0 lead after just three innings, and tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. A homerun to left center by Angela Yannone in the fifth inning put UMBC ahead of the Bears 7-0, but Kate Strobel homered to center field to tally the Bears' only run of the game.
Sam Brady received the loss on the mound dropping to 0-3 on the year. She gave up three runs on four hits and struck out one batter. UMBC's Katie Ferguson improved to 7-5 pitching all seven innings and allowing just one run on four hits and struck out eight batters.
Silverstein led the offense today by going 3-for 5 at the plate with one RBI and one run scored, followed by Strobel's 2-for-6 performance, including a homerun, an RBI and one run scored.