BOCA RATON, Fla. - Senior catcher Jillian Donnelly had three hits and two runs batted in, leading the Towson softball team to a 7-5 victory over Providence in Towson's final game of the FAU Strikeout Cancer Tournament Sunday afternoon.
The Tigers (6-9) collected 10 or more hits for the second time this season against the Friars, pounding out 10 hits en route to the victory. Sophomore Macie McGeehan was 2-for-3 and senior outfielder Kelli Lyons was 2-for-3 with a run scored in addition to Donnelly's three hits in four at-bats.
The Tigers scored three times in the first inning and four times in the fifth inning, frustrating the Friar pitching staff.
The Tigers opened the game with a walk by freshman outfielder Olivia Yarbrough, who eventually scored on Delanie Dunham's single. Lyons also scored on the play after singling and stealing a base. The Tigers would add a third run in the frame when a single by Donnelly brought home Dunham.
In the fifth inning, Donnelly added another run scoring single, Erin Wolfe had a pinch-hit run batted in and the Tigers added two more runs on errors to complete their scoring.
Towson pitcher Katie Lingmai improved to 3-4 this season while throwing six innings and allowing three earned runs. She struck out nine. Sophomore Missy McCormick earned her first career save after pitching a scoreless seventh inning.
McCormick was the benefactor of some great defense, as Yarbrough made a diving catch in center field to end the game, stranding a Providence runner on second base.
Towson continues its season with a game at UMBC on Wednesday at 2 p.m.