Fulton Records 100th Strikeout, Mustangs Split Conference Opener With Arcadia

Fulton Records 100th Strikeout, Mustangs Split Conference Opener With Arcadia

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson softball junior Morghan Fulton became the 10th player in program history to record 100 career strikeout while sophomore Kayla Briles extended her hitting streak to 13 as the Mustangs split their MAC Commonwealth doubleheader versus Arcadia Sunday afternoon at Weinberg-Fine Stadium.

  • Stevenson 3, Arcadia 1; WP: Fulton (5-2), L: Schwind (3-3)
  • Neither team recorded a hit through the first two innings but Briles reached on an error as the leadoff hitter to improve to move to 10-for-17 as the leadoff batter.
  • With two outs and a batter on second, the Knights (7-5, 1-1 MAC Commonwealth) hit a single up the middle before Briles threw the runner out at the plate.
  • In the bottom of the third, Briles bunted for a single before senior Erin Stephey hit a two-out RBI triple to right field to give the Mustangs (6-7, 1-1 MAC Commonwealth) the lead.
  • Junior Erin Muir hit a leadoff home run in the fourth inning to double the hosts lead.
  • The two-time defending conference player of the year, Jackie Bilotti, got Arcadia on the board with a two-out solo home run in the sixth inning.
  • Stephey responded with a leadoff home run in the bottom half of the inning.
  • Fulton sealed the win with a three-up, three-down top of the seventh. The junior recorded scattered four hits and struck out three.

  • Arcadia 5, Stevenson 1; WP: Murray (3-1), L: Monahan (1-1)
  • The Knights put runners on second and third with one out before Hunter Schantz brought in a run with a sacrifice fly to centerfield.
  • Arcadia took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning with a two-out single.
  • Stephey got the Mustangs on the board with a two-out RBI double to right centerfield to score junior Haley Lennon from first.
  • The visitors pushed three runs across in the seventh inning.

  • Stephey finished 4-for-6 with three RBIs, including her third home run of the season. The senior has a hit in 11 consecutive games and an RBI in 10 of her last 11.
  • Stephey also went 3-for-3 with two outs and is 10-for-22 in that situation this season.
  • Muir had a hit in each game to extend her hitting streak to seven games.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Wednesday, March 27 when the Mustangs travel to Alvernia for a MAC Commonwealth doubleheader beginning at 3:00 p.m.
  • The Mustangs return home on Wednesday, April 3 when the team hosts a non-conference contest versus Wesley. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.