Tom delivers as Softball walks-off for the second straight day

KISSIMMEE, Florida — For the second day in a row the Marietta College softball team posted a two-game sweep and won a game in walk-off fashion. The Pioneers defeated Centenary University, 9-3, and Haverford College, 5-4, Monday (Mar. 12) afternoon.

Junior second baseman Reagan Tom provided the offensive heroics for Marietta delivering a three-run walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Haverford. Tom finished the game 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and all five of MC's runs batted in.

Trailing 4-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh, Kayla Alderson and Jordan Pallay both walked to start the rally. Ali Prologo dropped down a sac bunt but reached safely when the HC pitcher was unable to make the play.

With the bases loaded and no outs, Tom lined a shot into the right center gap clearing the bases and winning the game.

Maddi Liston (2-3) picked up the win in relief of starting pitcher Jackie Mulvain. Liston threw 1.2 innings and allowed no runs on one hit. Mulvain worked 5.1 innings and was charged with four runs, three earned, on eight hits. She walked two and struck out three.

Temma Lewis started in the circle for Haverford and tossed 4.0 innings. She gave up one run on two hits and struck out one. Briana Quinn (1-1) got the loss after allowing four runs, two earned, on two hits in 2.0 innings of work. She walked three.

In the first game of the day, Marietta built an 8-0 lead and then held off a late rally by Centenary for the 9-3 victory.

Mikayla Mayle got things rolling with an RBI double in the second inning. Alderson drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning, while Mayle picked up two more RBI with another double in the sixth.

Mayle finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. Tom had three hits in five at bats and Erin Miller collected a pair of base hits.

Hannah Richardson (1-1) started in the circle and worked 5.1 innings to get the win. She allowed two runs on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Liston threw 1.1 innings and gave up one run on three hits, while Ashley Tschudy worked 0.1 innings.

Samantha Gabriele (0-1) started and was tagged with the loss for Centenary. She threw 3.0 innings and gave up four runs on eight hits. Sammie Darling allowed five runs on eight hits in 3.1 innings of work, while Roxana Gonzalez threw 0.2 innings.

Marietta is back in action with two games on Tuesday (Mar. 13). The Pioneers play Wisconsin Lutheran College at 11:15 a.m. and The College of Wooster at 1:30 p.m.