Written by Justin Bohn
Monday, 13 February 2012 08:14
Appalachian State University softball fell to Wright State, 2-1, and to Auburn, 6-2, on Sunday on final day of the Tiger Invitational. In the Mountianeers’ first game against Wright State seniorMegan Rembielak singled and advanced to third on a throwing error
by the thrid baseman. Caroline Williamssingled to left field to score Rembielak, which would turn out to be Appalachians only run of the game in the bottom of the first-inning.
In the top of the third the Raiders’ Angie Clark reached base on a fielding by Sarah Warnock. Clark advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Kristi Boreing. Wright State would tie the game up (1-1) when Clark scored on a throwing error by Caroline Rogers.
Appalachian had a prime opportunity to win the game in the bottom of the seventh when Rembielak recorded a one-out double to left. ASU was unable to capitalize on the one-out double as WSU’s Krystian DeWitt earned a pair of groundouts to force the contest in to extra innings.
In the top of the eighth-inning Wright State scored the eventual game-winning run on a throwing error by Warnock on a sacrifice bunt.
DeWitt sealed the win for the Raiders (2-2) with two of her six strikeouts in the bottom of the eighth.
ASU’s Caitlin Wainright only allowed one hit, which came in the fifth-inning and struck out seven in her eight-innings of work.
In the Mountaineers second game, ASU struck first against Auburn in the second-inning. Caroline Rogers tripled to right field and scored on ground out to second by Meghan Smith.
The Tigers tied the game up (1-1) when Elizabeth Eisterhold hit a RBI single through the left side to score Amber Harrison in the third-inning.
Auburn took the lead on a Hilary Mavromat home run. Eisterhold tallied two more RBIs on a single to left field to score Harrison and Maris Medina to give AU a 4-1 advantage in the fourth-inning.
The Tigers extended their lead to 5-1 on a RBI triple by Medina in the fifth.
Allie Cashion opened the sixth-inning for the Apps with a home run to center to cut ASU’s deficit to 5-2.
Auburn’s Baylee Stephens brought the Tiger lead back to four runs (6-2) on a solo home run to center.
The Tigers’ Lauren Schmalz struck out nine with three hits in four innings, while Angel Bunner threw three innings with four stikeouts and five hits to earn the save.
ASU’s Caroline Wainright allowed two earned runs with one strikeout in three-innings. Caitlin Wainright pitched four innings with a pair of strikeouts in relief.
Cashion led Appalachian with two hits, a run and a RBI, while Rogers, Smith and Michelle Gorzelle each recorded a hit.
The Mountaineers (1-3) travels to Charlotte, N.C. for a double-header versus the Niners at 2 p.m.