Softball roundups: Cleveland State Dome Tournament day two


Matt Polaski

Robert Morris couldn’t build off of their win Friday losing back-to-back games Saturday.

Ian Kist

Feb. 12, 2017

Game One:

Niagara 7 (3-1), RMU 5 (0-3): Robert Morris dropped their third straight game and their second straight contest against the Niagara Purple Eagles at the Cleveland State Dome Tournament. The Colonials scored the game’s first run after scoring on a wild pitch in the top of the third inning but Niagara scored 4 runs in the bottom half of the fourth inning to take the lead. The Purple Eagles then tacked on 3 more runs to take a commanding 7-1 lead. RMU scored 2 runs in the sixth and seventh innings but their comeback came up short. Sophomore’s Laura Coulter and Lacey Collins both pitched 3 innings for the Colonials but it was Coulter who received the loss falling to 0-2 on the season. Junior Olivia Lorusso led RMU with 2 RBI’s.

Game Two:

Bowling Green 1 (4-0), RMU 0 (0-4): RMU closed out their play in the weekend tournament Sunday evening failing to earn their first win of the season. Bowling Green scored the winning run and the only run of the game in their half of the third inning on a RBI single. RMU put together 5 team hits but couldn’t push any base runner across home plate. Freshman pitcher Madison Riggle fell to 0-2 on the young season as she was given the loss for Robert Morris.