MUW softball finishes third in Small College World Series

The W finished with a 24-11 record.

Posted: May 15, 2019 10:59 PM

DUBOIS, Penn. (WTVA/MUW Athletics) – The MUW softball team finished third in the USCAA Small College World Series with back-to-back losses in the semifinal round to end their bid to the championship game on Wednesday. Senior pitcher Madison Scoggin pitched all four games of the tournament for a 1.08 earned run average on 26 innings pitched. She tallied 16 strikeouts with only two walks.

Senior Heidi Matthew led the Owls at the plate with a .429 batting average. The Coward, S.C. native played and started in all four games for 14 at-bats, six hits, two RBIs, and three runs scored.

Freshman Megan James followed with a .385 batting average, .462 slugging percentage, and a .385 on-base percentage. She also played and started in every game for 13 at-bats, five hits (including one double) for a team-high of three RBIs.

In four games, the Owls only allowed four runs and committed no eras. The W closed the 2019 season 24-11 for a .686 winning percentage.

GAME ONE (L, 1-0)

In day three of the tournament, The W started the day facing the No. 1 ranked Cleary University. The Owls played well defensively only allowing six runners to reach base but struggled to bring their own runners home. Both teams were held to just five hits but the Cougars took down The W in a final score of 1-0.

The Owls started off with outs on a fly to right field and a strikeout looking. In the three spot, Kristen Martin singled for the Owls first hit and stole second. Emily Littlejohn reached first on a base on balls but The W's side of the inning was retired on a ground out to the shortstop.

In the bottom of the inning, senior pitcher Madison Scoggin was back on the mound for the Owls. She allowed two hits before an out was made on a fielder's choice. With a runner on second, The W closed the frame with an out on a popup and Scoggin's first strikeout of the game.

The second inning received the "three up, three down" for both teams but The W broke the silence in the top of the third. After the first Owls batter was sat down on a ground out, senior second baseman Heidi Matthews singled to the shortstop but gave The W a second out when she was caught stealing. Her time on base was followed by a ground out to close the side of the inning.

The Cougars found a gap in the Owls defense in the fourth inning to score the only run of the game. A single and a double put runners on second and third for Cleary and a sacrifice fly scored the run.

The W did not give up and kept fighting to stay in the game. Megan James hit a single up the middle in the fifth, Bailee Watts singled to right field in the sixth, and Martin doubled to left center in the same inning but it was not enough to start a rally. The Owls closed the game down 1-0.

With its first loss of a double-elimination tournament, the Owls were forced to pick up a second semi-final game in which the played St. Mary of the Woods College.

Game Two (L, 2-1)

The W put Scoggin back on the mound in its second contest of the day. The USCAA First Team All American held St. Mary of the Woods scoreless with one strikeout in the first two innings of the game.

The Owls struck first with a run in the top of the first inning. Matthews made it to first on a single up the middle and advanced to second on a wild pitch. The Coach's Choice Award recipient got into scoring position on a fly out, then came home on another wild pitch.

The Pomeroys collected their first run of the game in the bottom of the third. After reaching base on a triple to left field, St. Mary scored on a single.

Both teams went scoreless in the fourth inning but the Pomeroys would score the game-winning run in the fifth. St. Mary got on base again with a triple and scored the final run on another single. ​

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