CLERMONT, Fla. – The Johnson State College softball team fell to Houghton College (1-1) and Eastern University (3-1) on day two of THE Spring Games in Clermont, Florida.
GAME 1: JOHNSON 0, HOUGHTON 9
The Highlanders jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first, capped by a two-run double by Taylor Dillenbeck. Houghton added five more in the second with Dillenbeck once again ending the inning with another two-run double. Kaitlynn Woodward settled down and shutout the Highlanders over the next two innings but the Badger bats were unable to manufacture runs as they fell 9-0.
Tanya Hatton (1-0) picked up the win, throwing four scoreless innings for the Highlanders. Woodward was given the loss after allowing eight earned runs in four innings of work.
Hitting - Houghton
Taylor Dillenbeck: 2-3, 4 RBI
GAME 2: JOHNSON 2, EASTERN 11
Eastern picked up runs in the first and second to take a 7-0 lead going into the bottom of the second. The Badgers got one back when Annika Dyhrberg (Falmouth, Maine) hit a bloop single to right to bring Nicole Mooney (Hillsborough, N.H.) in to score. Johnson added one more in the forth on a Kasie Craig (Newbury, Vt.) RBI single, but the Eagles pulled away for the 11-2 win.
Meghan Johnson earned the win, allowing two runs on four hits in four innings. Emily Marshall (Malone, N.Y.) got the loss after giving up five runs (two earned) in two-thirds of an inning of work. Woodward relieved her in the first and finished out the game allowing two earned runs on five hits.
Hitting - Johnson
Kasie Craig: 1-1, RBI
Annika Dyhrberg: 1-2, RBI
Hitting - Eastern
Grace Gonzalez: 2-4, 3 Runs
Johnson will continue their spring trip on Tuesday, February 27 with games against Milwaukee School of Engineering and Concordia College at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.