Saint Mary of the Woods, IN- After a four game home stand over two days, the softball team left the Bluegrass for a tour of Indiana. The first stop was in Saint Mary of the Woods, IN, as the team began six games in three days against the Saint Mary of the Woods College Pomeroys. The two teams last met in the 2015 USCAA Softball National Championship game.
The first game of the series was a defensive battle as a combination of excellent pitching and strong defense kept either team from scoring in regulation. The Pomeroys had a chance to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth, but a double play by the Berea infielders kept the game knotted at zero. Saint Mary of the Woods scored the walk off winning run though to win the first game of the series 1-0.
Morgan McClure and Hannah Carter gathered the only two hits of the game for the Mountaineers. Katelyn Blair was on the mound for Berea, pitching the complete game, giving up seven hits and a run while striking out three batters and walking one.
The second game of the series produced more runs for each of the teams. As the game entered the sixth inning, the Mountaineers saw themselves trailing 5-0, but Berea cut into the Pomeroys lead in their half of the inning. Carter doubled to right field and as she stood on second, Kourtney Parker hit a home run, her third consecutive in three game days, adding two runs to the board for the Mountaineers. The next batter, Mercedes Stanfield, hit a double to left field and put the third run on the scoreboard for Berea as McClure batted Stanfield in on a RBI single to make the score 5-3. St. Mary of the Woods scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth, which would be too much for the Mountaineers to comeback from, as Berea fell in the second game 10-3.
Parker was the leader behind the plate for the Mountaineers, going 1-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Taylor Flowers and Jacquelyn Howard combined to pitch the game for Berea, giving up 15 hits, 10 earned runs, striking out one batter and walking one.