Shorewomen Fall to St. Lawrence, Defeat Hamilton
FORT MYERS, FL -- The Washington College softball team split a pair of games at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, FL, today. The Shorewomen (4-8) lost their first game of the day to St. Lawrence, 9-1, in five innings, but defeated Hamilton, 3-2, in their second game.
In the Shorewomen's first game of the day, St. Lawrence wasted no time at the plate
as the Saints' first five batters of the game recorded hits, giving them a 4-0 lead after one inning. A two-run home run by Melissa Rogers in the bottom of the second added a pair of runs to the St. Lawrence lead. The Shorewomen got on the board in the top of the third on an RBI single by junior Leigh Carbutt (Collegeville, PA/Perkiomen Valley). An RBI single by St. Lawrence's Chelsea Cavellier in the bottom of the fourth extended the lead back to six runs. A two-run, pinch-hit home run by Caroline Kieltyka with one out in the bottom of the fifth ended the game due to the eight-run rule.
Cavellier and Rogers each had two hits in the game for St. Lawrence. Elizabeth McGinley got the win, allowing one run on eight hits and no walks while striking out five batters in five innings. Carbutt was 3-for-3 at the plate for the Shorewomen.
In the Shorewomen's second game, Hamilton got on the board first when Kristen Pallen scored on an error with two outs in the bottom of the third inning. Washington took the lead in the top of the fifth when sophomore Shaelan Nottingham (Ocean City, MD/Stephen Decatur) drove in freshman Kylie Nottingham (Ocean City, MD/Stephen Decatur) with a single and then scored on a double by freshman Lauren Dockrill (San Diego, CA/Cathedral Catholic). Hamilton evened the score at 2-2 in the bottom half of the inning when Amy Appel scored on a fielder's choice. Washington scored the go-ahead run when Dockrill drove in Shaelan Nottingham with a two-out single in the top of the seventh.
Shaelan Nottingham went 3-for-3 in the game for the Shorewomen, while Dockrill was 3-for-4. Junior Meaghan Kimme (Lumberton, NJ/Holy Cross) got the win in the circle, allowing two runs, only one of them earned, on eight hits and no walks. Appel and Mandy Hyne each had two hits in the loss for Hamilton.
The Shorewomen conclude play at the Gene Cusic Classic tomorrow night when they take on Lasell at 7:00 p.m. and Saint Mary's (IN) at 9:00 p.m.