By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – Capital University Softball suffered two losses at the hands of Thomas More College (Ky.) on Tuesday afternoon. The Crusaders lost to the Saints by scores of 12-0 and 11-0, with both games ending after five innings of play.
GAME 1 - CAPITAL 0, THOMAS MORE 12 (final/5 innings)
Thomas More wasted no time in get its bats going with a pair of runs on five consecutive singles from the middle of its lineup in the bottom of the first inning. It was only the beginning after the Saints put together a seven-run second inning fueled by four hits, including a three-run home run, and four walks by Capital pitchers.
The Saints added two more runs via Lindsey Meier's two-run homer in the bottom of the third to make it 11-0, and then added one more run in its last at-bat in the fourth inning.
Capital was limited to just four hits on the day between TMC pitchers Alix DeDreu (W, 3-4) and Olivia Jackson. Combined, they struck out six Crusaders en route to the win.
GAME 2 - CAPITAL 0, THOMAS MORE 11 (final/5 innings)
Thomas More continued to keep its bats alive but also made the most of four Capital errors in game two's 11-0 win in five innings. Zero of the runs surrendered by Capital were earned.
After a scoreless first inning, the Saints posted nine runs in the home half of the second. Three of Capital's four errors came in that inning. Combined with seven of TMC's 10 hits, the output was more than enough to guide the hosts to victory.
Cap was able to string together six hits in game two, led by GRAU's 2-for-2 effort, but left five runners in scoring position without being able to bring any around to score.
Hannah Sprague (W, 1-0) earned the win with three innings of work, while Chevonne Hayslett (L, 0-3) worked all four innings despite giving up zero earned runs.
Capital (3-11) will now prepare to get back into the win column against Oberlin College on Thursday, March 21. They will travel to Oberlin for two games beginning at 3 p.m.