Softball falls to Moravian

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Ursinus battled regional power Moravian in game number one, before the Greyhounds took a 4-3 decision in eight innings in the first half of a doubleheader on Sunday. 
In game two, Moravian (19-5) blanked Ursinus (7-17) 8-0 in six innings.

In the opener, Ursinus got all three of its runs in the top of the second as freshman second baseman Casey Derella hit a two-run double to left center scoring freshman designated player Morgan Worthington and freshman shortstop Danielle Beal. Derella would later score on a RBI single to short from sophomore first baseman Ellen Goldstein

Moravian would tie the score in the sixth, and then score the winning run on an error in the eight after a runner was placed on second in the international tie breaker. 

Sophomore pitcher Zoe Heinke had two hits in game one, with Worthington, Derella and Beal each having a run scored. 

Heinke went the distance, striking out one and allowing four while giving up three earned runs. 

In game two, Moravian scored five runs in the first and one run each in the fourth, fifth and sixth. 

Goldstein, Beal and junior centerfielder Delia Mercurio each had hits in the game. Senior pitcher
Caitlin Whelan took the loss, striking out one and walking one in the loss. 

Ursinus heads to Haverford on Thursday.