EASTERN KENTUCKY 9, TOWSON 2
RICHMOND, KY – Faced with the tough task of defeating Towson (42-19) for the second time in as many games, Eastern Kentucky (44-19) took down the Tigers once again, 9-2, advancing to the NISC Championship Round.
Madison Wilson started the Tigers off in the same fashion as game one. Wilson’s RBI base hit in the first inning followed by a throwing error in the second gave Towson the 2-0 lead.
Johnkyria Alston, one of the heroes in the first game on Saturday, kept her good form going in the second. Trailing by two and with the bases loaded in the fifth inning, Alston conjured up a two-RBI double to tie the game. Three more runs drifted across the plate before the bottom half of the frame, giving EKU the 5-2 lead.
Emily Corbitt slammed the door shut on the Tigers, thanks to her grand slam in the sixth inning, extending the Colonels advantage, 9-2.
In the circle, Murphy McRoberts gave up only four hits, one walk and one earned run for head coach Jane Worthington.
For Towson, Madison Wilson delivered the only RBI for the Tigers in game two. Freshmen pitcher Melissa Abrahamian pitched four solid innings before giving up five runs in the fifth. Towson ends its first postseason appearance in program history.
The Colonels, fresh off hosting a postseason tournament for the first time, will move on the Championship Round next week in Los Angeles. The first games are slated for Wednesday, May 23.