by Anna Dunlavey
The Ladies’s historic 15-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday when they were shut down by DePauw University. The Ladies didn’t score any runs in the first game of the doubleheader in Greencastle, Ind., and although they scored five runs in the second game, they still fell to the Tigers.
The 8-0 loss in the first game was the third loss of the season for pitcher Maddy Stark ’15. Stark struck out four batters and gave up eight hits over the course of the game, with four of those hits being home runs. The Tigers had two solo home runs, one two-run home run and one three-run home run. The Ladies were only able to get two hits off of the DePauw starting pitcher, although they also garnered four walks. At the end of the fifth inning, the game ended due to the eight-run mercy rule.
Stark came back to pitch the second game of the day, and gave up 14 runs on 11 hits in six innings pitched. The Tigers started to pile on more runs in the final three innings, which were Stark’s ninth, 10th and 11th innings of the day. The Tigers came away with another win, this time by a score of 14-5.
The second game of the series had some bright spots, with the Ladies getting six hits and five runs. Jane Ghublikian ’16 scored in the third, and the other four runs all came in the fourth inning.
Stark was the most successful Lady at the plate, hitting a two-run homer. The home run also brought in Madi Maldonado ’18, who scored Amanda Coyle ’18 earlier in the inning. Nicole Horita ’18 also scored, and hit a double in the second inning.
The Ladies will take on take on Hiram College (Hiram, Ohio) in a doubleheader at 3 p.m. today.