Big Rally Launches UChicago Softball Past Carleton 8-7

Holli Jones
Holli Jones

CLERMONT, Fla. – Facing a six-run deficit early in the game, the University of Chicago softball team completed the comeback with a five-run outburst in the sixth inning to top Carleton College 8-7 on Thursday.

The Maroons evened their record at 4-4 and dropped the Knights to 3-5.

Holli Jones swung the big bat for UChicago. The sophomore catcher accounted for three of the team's seven hits while also driving in four runs. She played a central role in the sixth-inning rally. With the Maroons down 7-3, a bases-loaded error scored one and set the stage for Jones. She delivered a three-run double to left field to tie the score, then came home the very next at-bat when first-year infielder Abby Hayes cracked a double to center.

Junior pitcher Jordyne Prussak (2-0 record) put the Carleton batters down 1-2-3 in the seventh inning to earn the victory. She threw the last two innings of relief with one run allowed on three hits.

Defensive miscues loomed large all game – the two teams combined for seven errors that led to 12 unearned runs. After two innings, the Knights built a 6-0 advantage that was cut in half in the bottom of the third. Junior outfielder Serena Moss plated two in the frame, followed by Jones' RBI single. Carleton added a RBI double in the top of the sixth.

Sophomore Megan Stoppelman got the start in the pitching circle. Her five innings included six hits, six runs (one earned), three walks and two strikeouts.

NEXT GAMES:

  • Friday, Mar. 23 @ 11:30 AM / 2:00 PM (ET) – UChicago vs. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh / UChicago vs. Wellesley College (at Clermont, Fla.)