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Leading 5-3 heading into the seventh, the Mules tacked on three insurance runs, seemingly putting the game out of reach before the Shorewomen stormed back with three of their own in the bottom-half. Freshman Angie Sisco then did her best job of risk management, entering out of the bullpen and twice retiring the go-ahead run to claim the win for Muhlenberg, 8-6.
Washington, as it would do later in the game, followed suit with three runs of its own in the bottom of the inning. But Muhlenberg added two more in the third frame on a two-out, two-RBI single from Sullivan.
Junior Alyssa Bruckner breezed on the mound over the next four innings, allowing just one hit. The Mule bats went quiet during that stretch as well before reawaking in the seventh. Junior Ashley Brewer led off the inning with a triple and was promptly knocked in by sophomore Brittany Blohm. After a sacrifice and a steal sophomore Shelby Smith ripped a double to right center, plating two more and making it an 8-3 game.
But Bruckner ran into trouble in the seventh after giving up three straight hits and was lifted for Sisco. The freshman gave up a hit to her first batter, giving the Shorewomen runners on first and second and one out. But she induced back-to-back groundouts to shortstop to close the door and pick up her first career save.
Washington (8-10, 3-3) held Muhlenberg (7-10, 3-3) to just three hits in the second game and scored all of its runs on a two-out, two-RBI single in the third in a 2-0 win.
Brewer added another triple in Game 2. Her two other career triples also both came on the same day in the front and back ends of a twinbill.
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