Nighthawks fall in season opening doubleheader

Nighthawks fall in season opening doubleheader

FRONT ROYAL, Va. – Elizabeth Corcoran had two hits on the days and scored a pair of runs for the Northern Virginia Community College softball team, but Christendom took advantage of miscues and downed the Nighthawks 15-2 and 12-2 Thursday afternoon.

NOVA begins the season 0-2 and returns to the field April 11 at Potomac State.

Game One

The Nighthawks scored a pair of runs in the opening frame without the benefit of a hit, but six errors proved to be costly as the Crusaders scored 15 unanswered runs.

Corcoran picked up the only NOVA hit, as she was able to reach first on an infield single that handcuffed the shortstop.

Christendom hurler Margaret Adams, who only fanned two, retired eight straight Nighthawks before Corcoran picked up her infield single.

Game Two

Keanna Thomas-Stevenson knocked in her first intercollegiate RBI with a single to center, which scored Liz Willett, who had reached base earlier in the inning on a throwing error by the Crusader shortstop.

The Nighthawks, however gave the runs right back as Christendom crossed the dish three times in the bottom of the first. Then in the second and third frames, the Crusaders came around to score nine times to put the game out of reach.

On the day, Berith Austin tossed eight innings and struck out six, but allowed eight earned runs.