BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Tiger softball team began its third road tournament of the season Friday at the FAU Strikeout Cancer Tournament, but fell 6-2 to Connecticut and 13-0 to host Florida Atlantic in the night cap in a five-inning game.
The Tigers took an early 2-1 lead against the Huskies when Wolfe hit a two-run single in the third inning. After Balk struck out to start the frame, junior third baseman Delanie Dunham walked. After Macie McGeehan reached base on an error, the two moved up a base on a wild pitch, putting runners on second and third for Wolfe. The senior then laced a single to right field, scoring Dunham and McGeehan.
However, from there Connecticut pitcher Kiki Saveriano quieted the Tiger offense and did not allow a run for the rest of the game.
Freshman pitcher Ambar Hickman was impressive for Towson, throwing two innings of shutout relief against Connecticut. She is the team leader in earned run average.
Against FAU, Towson got hits from freshman catcher Caitie Barber and Abbott. But the pitching of FAU's Samantha Messer kept Towson off the scoreboard. Messer struck out three while facing 19 batters as the Owls run-ruled the Tigers after five innings.
The Owl offense was boosted by Stephanie Call and Jordan Stovall, who both had three hits and three runs batted in. Call began the scoring by connecting on a three-run home run in the first inning off of Towson's Missy McCormick.
The Owl barrage was part of 14 hits for the team in the win, as Christina Martinez added three hits and three runs scored in the victory.
Towson continues the tournament on Saturday with games against Northern Illinois and North Florida beginning at 9 a.m.