Elizabethtown stops No. 18 Moravian
Comstock's RBI in ninth gives Greyhounds first win of season
CLERMONT, Fla. -- No. 18 Moravian saw a pair of leads slip away as Elizabethtown rallied for an 8-7, nine-inning win on Monday afternoon.
The Greyhounds, now 1-2 on the season, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Miranda Sergas and Jenna Carmon each reached on fielder's choice plays before Shannen Mohr connected on a two-RBI double.
Moravian pushed its lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the second inning when Cassie Ernst led off with a single and scored on an RBI triple by Taylor Mihalik.
The Blue Jays (2-2) tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the third inning on a bases loaded, three-RBI triple from Elly McCarthy.
The Greyhounds responded in the bottom half of the inning with a pair of runs to retake a 5-3 lead. Carmon led off with a double before Mohr delivered an RBI triple. Rachel DeLucia would connect on a one-out RBI single to score Mohr.
Elizabethtown would tally a run in the top of the fifth inning on an RBI double from Jessica White, and the Blue Jays pulled in front, 6-5 with two runs in the top of the sixth inning on a two-RBI single by McCarthy.
Moravian moved back in front, 7-6 in the bottom half of the sixth inning on RBI singles from Dior George and Sergas.
The Blue Jays forced extra innings with a run in the top of seventh on an RBI single from Whitney Breneman that scored Payton Marunich, who had started the inning with a double.
Since the game is part of a tournament, the team's went to the international tiebreaker in the top of the eighth, starting with a runner on second base. However, neither team was able to get the runner home.
In the top of the ninth inning, the Blue Jays took an 8-7 lead on an RBI single from Courtney Comstock. In Moravian's half of the ninth inning, the Greyhounds loaded the bases with one out but were unable to tie the game.
Elizabethtown had a 13-11 edge in hits in the contest with McCarthy going 4-5 with five RBIs. Comstock was 2-3 for the Blue Jays while Breneman and Lindsey Cooper each went 2-5. George led Moravian at the plate with a 3-5 performance while Mohr was 2-5 with a pair of extra-base hits and three RBIs. Carmon was 2-5 and scored two runs.
Julie Sebastian went the distance and earned the victory for Elizabethtown, allowing seven runs, six earned, on 11 hits with a walk and five strikeouts in nine innings of action.
Moravian's Lizzie Mack made her first career start in the circle, allowing four runs on six hits and four walks to go with a strikeout in 4 1/3 innings of action. Carmon tossed the final 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts as Carmon fell to 0-2 on the season.