Minnesota, Crookston dropped a pair of games to Young Harris College in Young Harris, Ga. Tuesday, falling 6-0 and 2-0 at E.D. Rivers Field. On Wednesday, the Golden Eagles fell 11-1 and 8-0 to Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C.
The Golden Eagles currently have a 1-8 mark this season as they have played nine games on their barnstorming trip that has seen them already play games in Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina. Young Harris came out of the games with a 22-12 record. Mars Hill has an overall mark of 16-6 so far this season.
Cateline Fafard (Jr., P, Dauphin, Manitoba) got the start in game one against Young Harris and went one-and-two-third innings in the game, giving up four hits, five runs, none of them which were earned. Fafard falls to 0-2 with the loss.
Stacey Marcum (Sr., P, Merrill, Wis.) would come in to get the Golden Eagles out of the inning and would do so. Marcum would shut the Mountain Lions down for the next three innings until they would add a sixth run to make it 6-0 in the bottom of the sixth as Watson scored on an Olsen groundout. Marcum would go four-and-a-third innings, giving up just two hits and one earned run.
In game two against Young Harris, Paige Schaust (Jr., OF/P, Delano, Minn.) got the start and went six innings giving up two earned runs on six hits but suffered the loss, her third of the season.
UMC was one-hit in the game by Young Harris pitcher Karli Timms, who went six-and-two-thirds innings, giving up no runs on the game. She would pick up the win for the Mountain Lions. Ciara Rivera (Fr., IF/P, Rosemount, Minn.) would get the one hit for the Golden Eagles.
Young Harris’ two runs came across in the first inning as a Stacia Williams single would score Statham. A Holloway fielder’s choice would bring home Weaver to make it 2-0.
Rivera got the nod in game one against Mars Hill and would go one inning, giving up three earned runs on four hits. The loss is the first of the season for Rivera.
Mars Hill pitcher Taylor Hussey would get the win after giving up just three hits and no earned runs in six innings pitched.
The Golden Eagles will wrap up their Spring Break Trip March 22 with a doubleheader against Point University at 2 and 4 p.m. in West Point, Ga.