Edison State Community College stayed in it until the end, but Mercyhurst North East pulled away late in a 15-12 victory on Saturday. The game was tied at 12 with Mercyhurst North East batting in the top of the sixth when Tori Smith threw a wild pitch allowing one run across the plate for Mercyhurst North East.
Lexie Long collected four hits in defeat. Long singled in the first, singled in the second, doubled in the third, and doubled in the fifth.
Edison State opened up scoring in the first inning when Alexis Romine's sac fly scored one run for Edison State.
Reid earned the win for Mercyhurst North East. She went three and a third innings, allowing eight runs on ten hits, striking out two and walking zero. Macy Pusateri and Cheyenne Hindman entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Smith took the loss for the Chargers. She went one and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on four hits, striking out one and walking one.
Maddy Collier started the game for Edison State. She allowed five hits and four runs over four innings, striking out one and walking zero Tori Harding started the game for Mercyhurst North East. She allowed five hits and four runs over two-thirds of an inning, walking zero
Edison State launched one home run on the day. Wendy Hawk went yard in the first inning.
Edison State racked up 16 hits in the game. Lexie Long, Mackenzie Smith, Alexis Romine, Tori Smith, Adrianna Hicks, and Wendy Hawk each collected multiple hits for the Chargers. Lexie Long led Edison State with four hits in five at-bats.
Mercyhurst North East racked up 14 hits. Alyssa Johnston, Wilmari Guzman, Jodi Frontino, Reid, and Asja Johnson all managed multiple hits for Mercyhurst North East.
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