Mercyhurst North East collected two impressive wins Wednesday as they travelled to Cuyahoga Community College, who came into the day with a 27-10 record. Mercyhurst came from behind with some late hitting in game one before leading from wire to wire in game two. With the wins, Mercyhurst has now won 9 in a row.
Neither team could score through three innings of play in the first game, and Mercyhurst put up the first run in the top of the fourth. Sam Mott hit a two out double to plate Emily Foy, who had reached on a fielder's choice.
That lead would be short lived however as Mott misplayed a two out ground ball with a runner on third in the bottom of the fourth to allow Tri C to tie the game. The Challengers took the lead in the fifth with a two out hit.
Trailing 2-1 in the sixth, with two outs and nobody on, Mercyhurst began the comeback when Mott singled and advanced on another hit by Grace Edwards. Aren Schwab then lined a double to left to tie the game. Kiersten Coho then plated both runners with a single to center and the Saints suddenly led 4-2.
Both teams would score a run in the seventh as the Saints held on a late rally to win.
Coho struck out nine and scattered eight hits to earn the complete game victory.
Sam Mott and Lea Theisen combined on a two-hit shutout to lead Mercyhurst to a sweep of Cuyahoga Community College.
Mercyhurst scored a run in the second inning when Aren Schwab tripled to right and scored on a single by Kiersten Coho.
In the fifth, Schwab hit another triple and once again was chased home by Coho's single up the middle.
Coho finished the game with three hits while Schwab joined Emily Foy, Kim Burdett, and Mott with two hit games.
Mercyhurst finished the game with 14 hits.
Mott went five inning allowing just one hit while Theisen dominated the final two, also allowing just one hit.
Mercyhurst improves to 26-13 overall and will be back in action Friday at home vs Lakeland Community College.