(Tucson, Arizona) – The Dickinson softball team dropped a heartbreaker on Thursday, falling to Suffolk University, 2-1, in eight innings. The Red Devils opened the day with another toss loss, dropping a 10-7 decision to Augsburg.
Augsburg jumped out to an early lead, scoring three runs on five hits in the top of the first.
The Red Devils answered with two runs in the bottom half of the inning as Nicole Torlincasi (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park) and Jessica Epstein (Madison, N.J./Madison) scored on a single from first-year Kat Parise (Pine Bush, N.Y./Pine Bush), with the help of an Augsburg error.
Augsburg capitalized on a pair of errors to score twice in the top of the second. Haley Larson ripped an RBI double and scored in the fourth to stretch the lead to 7-2.
Dickinson came back with a pair of unearned runs in the fifth to pull within three. The Auggies used an error and a sacrifice bunt to add two more in the sixth.
The Red Devils looked to rally again in the sixth, pushing across three runs after Torlincasi led-off with a double. Epstein reached on a single and scored on a wild pitch, and Parise singled and came in on an error to make the score, 9-7.
Augsburg tacked on another insurance run in the seventh and held on for the win.
The Red Devils scored in the bottom of the first in game two and led the whole way until Suffolk answered in the top of the seventh. The Rams would use the help of the international tie-breaker to push across a run in the top half of the eighth inning.
That would be enough as the Devils could not plate the equalizer in the bottom of the eighth.
Parise led the Devils, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Madison Milaszewski (Rumson, Mass./Sutton) suffered the loss, but recorded eight strikeouts in the nightcap, allowing just one earned run.
The Red Devils slip to 2-8 on the season. They play their final two games in Tucson tomorrow, going up against Eastern Connecticut State and Wisconsin-Lacrosse.