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Johnson strikes outs career-high 14 in victory

Fiona Johnson (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Fiona Johnson (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

McDaniel (3-2) 12, D'Youville (0-4) 4
What: Non-conference softball game
Sunday, Mar. 17
Where: Kissimmee, Fla.

McDaniel scored the final 12 runs of the game and allowed just four baserunners in the final five innings for a 12-4 win over D'Youville in the opening game of The Spring Games.

Fiona Johnson (Derwood, Md./Magruder) led the Green Terror in the circle, striking out 14 batters and allowing just one walk and three hits in 5 1/3 innings of relief.
Madison Froemel (Suffolk, Va./Kings Fork) led the offense with three hits and two RBIs.

• Victoria Purucker led the Spartans with a 2-for-2 day at the plate.
• Ashley Carney added two hits of her own.

• Darian Evans led off the bottom of the second with a single through the left side before a sacrifice and walk put runners at first and second. After a fielding error loaded the bases, Rachel Colan followed with a single up the middle and Ashley Carney had a single to left for a 2-0 lead. A two-out Megan Meyer knock made it a 4-0 game. Fiona Johnson came on in relief and got her first of 14 strikeouts to end the frame.
Kristina Shank (Mardela Springs, Md./Mardela) led off the top of the third with a single before stealing second and scoring on a Megan Horsey (Elkton, Md./Bohemia Manor) double. Michaela Persinger (Emmitsburg, Md./Catoctin) followed with a single before beating the throw to second on a fielder's choice to load the bases. An Alicia Wagner (Bradenton, Md./Lakewood Ranch) single made it a 4-2 game. Megan Coyle (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman) and Haley Michael (Oldsmar, Fla./East Lake) followed with singles to tie the game.
• A Persinger one-out walk in the fourth and Tori Wilkins (Lutz, Fla./Land O'Lakes) hit by pitch put runners at first and second. Persinger once again beat the throw on a fielder's choice to load the bases before a Coyle single up the middle made it a 6-4 game. Madison Froemel singled with two outs to score Wagner for a 7-4 lead.
• Shank singled to right, stole second and took third on a wild pitch before scoring on a Horsey single for an 8-4 lead.
• A two-out error allowed Mattie Whalen (Magnolia, N.J./Sterling) to score in the sixth for a 9-4 advantage.
• Michael laced a one-out single to the gap and stole second before scoring on a Froemel single. Pinch-runner Julia Dimmick (Silver Spring, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) stole second and then came around to score on a Whalen two-run home run to left field for the final margin.

• The 14 strikeouts for Fiona Johnson was a career high. It was the most strikeouts in a single game by any Green Terror pitcher other than all-time strikeout leader Caroline Brehm.
• McDaniel had six different players combine for seven stolen bases.
Kristina Shank, Megan Horsey, Alicia Wagner, Megan Coyle and Haley Michael all had two hits.
• The two hits for Wagner gives her 100 for her career.

McDaniel concludes Sunday's play against Wesleyan.

Horsey notches three hits
April 16, 2019 Horsey notches three hits
Shank records three hits
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Coyle goes 2-for-2 in win
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