Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania softball team completed the 2019 regular season by splitting a two-game series with the DePauw University Tigers at Hall Field on Tuesday night.
The Pioneers raced past DePauw to a 6-1 victory in game one before dropping a thrilling game two by the final score of 7-5 in nine innings.
With the split, Transylvania's record moves to 25-11 on the season, while the Tigers complete their regular season schedule with a 28-12 record.
Pitching for Transylvania in game one was Kameron Bowling. The sophomore was electric in the circle, striking out four Tigers and allowing just one run in the complete-game victory.
Trailing DePauw 1-0 in the second, Transylvania scored three runs on hits from Cece Wittry, Messing, and Mumford to take a 3-1 lead going into the third.
The Pioneers extended their lead to 5-1 in the third with RBI singles from Messing and Alyssa Nunn.
Transylvania added one final insurance run as Wittry scored after Laurel Major took a pitch on the arm with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth.
With the 6-1 advantage in the top of the seventh, the Pioneers' defense turned a double play and Bowling registered her fourth strikeout of the night to clinch the victory.
In game two, Transylvania took an early 1-0 lead after Mumford scored on a bases-loaded walk by Jessica Powell in the bottom of the first.
After the Tigers pulled ahead with two runs in the second, the Pioneers evened the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth when Nunn came home on a DePauw wild pitch.
DePauw took a 5-2 lead in the top of the fifth after the Tigers put together four hits and scored three runs against the Pioneers.
After neither team was able to create anything in the eighth, DePauw manufactured a pair of runs in the top of the ninth, forcing Transylvania into a 7-5 deficit.
The Pioneers were unable to rally in the ninth, allowing the Tigers to escape with the 7-5 victory.
Up next, Transylvania will open HCAC Tournament play with a first-round matchup against the Franklin College Grizzlies at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. The three-day tournament will take place on the campus of Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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