Mount St. Joseph entered Wednesday looking to get back on track after dropping a pair of games to Denison last week. The Lions would host Centre for a doubleheader, looking to pick up two wins.
Paige Kiesewetter (Piqua, OH / Miami East) was the Lion in the circle in game one of the series. She had a bit of bad luck on Wednesday as the Lions would make a few errors behind her that resulted in runs for Centre. Kiesewetter's final line would be 6 innings of work, allowing 6 runs to the Colonels although only 1 of those runs was earned.
Kiesewetter would do everything she could to keep her team in the game on offense as well. After surrendering two runs in the first inning to Centre she would come to bat with two outs in the Lion half of the inning and smack a two-run home run over the left field fence, tying the game at 2-2.
Unfortunately, those were the only two runs of the game for the Lions, who dropped the first game of the doubleheader 6-2.
Danielle Nichelson (Glencoe, KY / Gallantin) would be called on by Mount St. Joseph to try to earn a split on the night. Nichelson would be up to the task. She would pitch a complete game, giving up 7 runs although only 3 of those were earned and would earn the win.
The Lions would give their pitcher far more run support in game two, putting up seven runs in the first inning. Although the offense would slow down they would be able to put up two more runs late in the game, which put them in position to win the game
Even with Centre scoring six runs in the last three innings, including a wild seventh inning, the Lions would be able to hold off the Colonels and come out on top 9-7 and take game two.
LION AT THE PEAK:
Morgan Kain (Batesville, Ind. / Batesville) was on fire at the plate on Wednesday night. She went a combined 4-6 in the two games and also walked twice. Kain also had one RBI, scored two runs, and stole three bases.
The Lions kick off their conference schedule on Saturday at Manchester. The first pitch of game one is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Saturday with game two starting directly after the conclusion of game one.