|Defiance at Tri-State: Game One / Game Two
ANGOLA, Ind. - Defiance had its five-game winning streak snapped by Tri-State University on Friday, April 4. The Jackets lost the opener of the doubleheader 7-6, before falling 9-1 in the night cap.
Vicki Hayes hit an inside-the-park homerun in the bottom of the sixth inning to complete the comeback for Tri-State as Justine Johnston lost for the first time in her last four starts. The junior hurler fell to 5-4 on the season with loss, surrendering six earned runs on 12 hits.
DC wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, scoring a run in the opening inning of the game to take an early 1-0 lead. Laurel Palk lead off the game with a bunt single, before scoring on sac fly by Marah Robinson.
Tri-State would knot the game at one apiece with a run in the bottom half of the inning, but Defiance would respond with five runs over its next three innings. Robinson, who finished with a career-high four RBI’s in the game,went yard for the fourth time this season as her three-run homer put the Jackets up 4-1.