STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan University of Steubenville softball team dropped a doubleheader to visiting Waynesburg, 19-5 and 14-5, on Wednesday.
"This is the first time we're playing this team," FUS head coach Jen Parker said. "We were definitely playing a team that had a little bit more experience than us but I think we did fairly well and I don't think there's anything to hang our heads about."
The Barons scored all their runs in the bottom of the first in Gamed 1 as Kim Muscat blasted a three-run homer and Katrina Fabian added a two-run double.
"They did a really great job and played a really great game through about the third inning and then we just fell apart a little bit," Parker said. "Waynesburg ran up the runs and it wasn't something we could recover from."
Indian Creek grad Ashley Ruttencutter took the loss.
FUS (1-9) scored three times in the bottom of the first inning of Game 2 to trail 4-3.
"In the first game we definitely had a lot more errors so they definitely improved from game to game," Parker said. "That's all I can ask of them, to take what you can learn from each game and get better."
Weirton Madonna graduate Serra Alongi and Jefferson County Christian graduate Theresa Recznik each collected RBIs in Game 2.
Mallori Linscomb doubled and Rosemary Cassidy, Recznik, Fabian, Muscat, Weir High graduate Caitlyn Fodor and Alongi all had base hits.
The Barons visit Grove City College Friday with a doubleheader beginning at 3:30 p.m. They head to St. Vincent College for a 1 p.m. twinbill on Saturday.
FUS women's lacrosse loses
BETHANY - The Franciscan University of Steubenville women's lacrosse team dropped a 22-3 decision to the University of Mount Union Wednesday at Bethany College.
"We were much more competitive this year," head coach Maura Conant said about her team's improvement from a year ago, a 21-0 loss. "Last year when we played them, we never settled the ball. This year we did settle it."
Sophomore attack Tracy McClelland had two goals for FUS. Lauran Noce had the other goal. Savannah Rule totaled seven saves.
The Barons visit Medaille College at 1 p.m. Sunday.