Spinden goes 5-for-7 with four RBI's over the two games
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Washington College softball team kicked off their 2017 spring break trip by splitting a pair of games at the Osceola County Softball Complex in Kissimmee, Florida at the Rebel Spring Games. The Shorewomen lost the first game of the day to Transylvania 5-4 in nine innings before rebounding with an 8-0 win over Skidmore in five innings by way of the eight run rule.
Transylvania 5, Washington College 4 (9 innings)
How It Happened
- The Shorewomen got on the board in the top half of the third inning when Allyson Meil scored on a wild pitch to put the Shorewomen ahead 1-0.
- Washington loaded the bases with one out in the top of the fourth inning, but could not score.
- Transylvania took the lead in the bottom of the fourth on a two run single to center field from Lauren Willett which scored Jordan Kramer and Shelby Bailey to make it a 2-1 game.
- A two out RBI single from Erin Spinden drove home Leah Stokes and tied the game for the Shorewomen at 2-2 in the top half of the fifth inning.
- Spinden then gave the Shorewomen the lead with an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning which scored Stokes. Taylor Harcum then drew a bases loaded walk to score Elaina DiPrimio and extend the Shorewomen lead to 4-2.
- The Pioneers got two runs of their own in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 4 and send the game to extra innings. Jenna Stiles singled to left field to score Madison Dorsey, followed by Madison Townsend scoring on a dropped pop up to tie the game at 4. Both runs came with two outs.
- Transylvania won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning when Shelbi Poehlein singled to right center, driving in Shelby Gambrell for the walk off win.
For the Shorewomen (5-6)
- Hitting: Spinden (3-for-5, two RBI's), Meil (2-for-4, run), Stokes (2-for-5, two runs), DiPrimio (2-for-3, double, walk, run), Harcum (RBI, two walks).
- Pitching: Harcum (3 2/3 innings, four hits, two runs, one walk, three strikeouts), Milly Kawabata (2 1/3 innings, one hit, zero runs, one walk, one strikeout), Maddie Bennett (loss, 2-3, 2 1/3 innings, three hits, three runs, one earned run, one walk, two strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen had 12 hits in the loss and drew four walks, but left 13 runners on base.
- Washington committed two errors, leading to a pair of unearned Transylvania runs.
For Transylvania (3-3)
- Hitting: Gambrell (2-for-4, one walk, one run), Willett (two RBI's), Poehlein (one RBI), Stiles (one RBI).
- Pitching: Jordan Kramer (3 innings, three hits, one run, two walks, three strikeouts), Tayler Thompson (one inning, two hits, zero runs, zero walks, zero strikeouts), Meg Liter (win, 1-0, 4 1/3 innings, six hits, three runs, zero walks, five strikeouts).
- The Pioneers had eight hits in the win, drew three walks, and left 10 runners on base.
- Transylvania committed zero errors in the victory.
- Spinden was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game.
Washington College 8, Skidmore 0 (5 innings)
How It Happened
- The Shorewomen struck first with a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the first inning. DiPrimio lined a single up the middle to score Meil and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Spinden to put the Shorewomen ahead 2-0.
- Washington extended the lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the third inning when Spinden roped an RBI single down the right field line to score DiPrimio, followed by a bloop RBI single to center field from Kerrigan Buck which scored Bennett to push the lead to 4-0.
- The Shorewomen tacked on four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. DiPrimio smacked a two run double to right field which scored Stokes and Meil, and Bennett followed with a two run home run to deep center field to score DiPrimio and round out the scoring at 8-0.
- Kawabata closed things out in the fifth inning as the Shorewomen won via the eight run rule.
For the Shorewomen (6-6)
- Hitting: DiPrimio (3-for-3, three RBI's, three runs), Spinden (2-for-2, two RBI's), Bennett (2-for-2, home run, two RBI's two runs, walk), Stokes (2-for-3, run), Meil (two runs)
- Pitching: Bennett (win, 3-3, four innings, three hits, zero runs, two walks, two strikeouts), Kawabata (one inning, zero hits, zero runs, one walk, one strikeout).
- The Shorewomen had 11 hits in the win, drew one walk, and left six runners on base.
- Washington played a clean game defensively, committing zero errors.
For Skidmore (1-3)
- Hitting: Karly Fishkin (double).
- Pitching: Amanda Carilli (loss, 0-2, three innings, 10 hits, eight runs, five earned runs, one walk, two strikeouts), Emily Popp (one inning, one hit, zero runs, zero walks, zero strikeouts).
- The Roadrunners had just three hits in the loss, drew three walks, and left five runners on base.
- Skidmore committed three errors, leading to three unearned Shorewomen runs.
- Bennett was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game.
- Washington avenges last year's 6-5 walkoff loss to Skidmore, also in Kissimmee, with the win.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/13 v. Mount St. Mary (N.Y.)- 11:15 am @ Kissimmee, Fla. (non-conference game).
3/13 v. Gustavus Adolphus- 1:30 pm @ Kissimmee, Fla. (non-conference game).
- The Shorewomen will be facing off against both Mount St. Mary (N.Y.) and Gustavus Adolphus for the first time.
- Both games will be played at Orem Brown Park, a facility that Washington has not played at since Kristin Cooper '15 and the Shorewomen shut out Webster 4-0 on March 12, 2013.