Newport News, Va.-- The University of Mary Washington dropped their opening games of the CAC Tournament on Thursday, 5-3 to York and 3-2 to Frostburg State. The Eagles close their season at 13-14 overall.
Game 1: York 5 - UMW 3
The Spartans got on the scoreboard first, scoring three runs in the top of the third. Kate Maloney smacked a two run homer, as part of the three run stanza. She followed that up with an RBI triple the next inning to give York an early 4-0 lead. The Spartans tacked on another in the fifth before the Eagles struck back.
A Brianna D'Agata single scored Zoie Patrick to cut into the deficit at 5-1. Brittany Scites followed that up with an RBI double to right center scoring D'Agata. Trailing 5-2 in the sixth, Olivia Tatara hit her first collegiate home run to left field to make the Spartan lead 5-3. UMW would be stymied in the last inning, as York took the opener putting the Eagles in a win or go home matchup with the Bobcats.
Hannah Otterman pitched a complete game for the Eagles. Otterman gave up ten hits with four earned runs.
Game 2: Frostburg State 3 - UMW 2
The Eagles struck first, scoring their two runs in the top half of the third. With Tatara and D'Agata on base, Erica Falvey hit a double down the left field line, scoring D'Agata. Alex Tenney followed up with a single that plated Tatara.
Trailing 2-0, the Bobcats got all three of their runs off a three run homer from Renay Aubel. That would be all they needed, as Hannah Tavik came in for three innings to earn the win.