Harcum's Gem Leads Shorewomen To Split At Rebel Spring Games

Harcum's Gem Leads Shorewomen To Split At Rebel Spring Games

Edwards picks up career high three hits against Cornell College

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Washington College softball team went 1-1 in a pair of non-conference games today played at the Osceola County Sports Complex at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Florida. In the opening game of the day against Marietta, Taylor Harcum tossed a three hit shutout, the second shutout of her career, as Washington defeated the Pioneers 1-0, but then fell to Cornell College 10-2 in their second game of the day despite a career high three hits from Gabrielle Edwards.

Washington College 1, Marietta 0

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen got on the board in the top of the third inning when Maddie Bennett blooped a single to second base, scoring Leah Stokes to give the Shorewomen the 1-0 lead. It would be the only run of the game and the only offense Harcum would need.
- Marietta put two runners on base in the bottom of the third inning, but could not score.
- The Pioneers got the leadoff batter on base in the bottom of the sixth inning, but never advanced the runner from first. 
- Marietta got the potential tying and winning runs on base at first and second in the bottom of the seventh, but Harcum got pinch hitter Lauren Rockocy to ground into a fielders choice to Alli Saul at third base, who stepped on the bag at third to record the final out. 

For the Shorewomen (8-7)
- Hitting: Bennett (RBI single), Elaina DiPrimio (two walks, double), Rachel Butler (double), Stokes (run scored).
- Pitching: Harcum (win, 4-2, seven innings, three hits, zero runs, three walks, three strikeouts, second career shutout).
- The Shorewomen had seven hits in the win, drew three walks, did not have a hitter strike out, and left six runners on base.
- Washington played a clean defensive game, committing zero errors in the win.

For Marietta (3-6)
- Hitting: Ali Prologo (hit, walk), Brianna Hinck (hit, walk).
- Pitching: Alison Kach (loss, 1-2, seven innings, seven hits, one run, three walks, zero strikeouts).
- The Pioneers had just three hits in the loss, drew three walks, and left six runners on base.
- Marietta also played a clean defensive game, committing zero errors in the loss.

Notes
- Harcum was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game.
- This is Harcum's second career shutout. Her first career shutout also came at the Rebel Spring Games last year, a 2-0 shutout of Springfield on March 17, 2016.

Cornell College 10, Washington College 2

How It Happened
- Cornell College took the lead with five runs in the top of the second inning. Kat Edmond hit a bloop single to right field to score Kaci Yost and Heidi Miller. Melissa Griffin then stole home to make it a 3-0 game, followed by another steal of home by Edmond to extend the lead to 4-0. Cody Stockert then scored on a fielding error to cap the five run inning and push the Rams lead to 5-0.
- The Rams loaded the bases in the top half of the third inning but did not score.
- The Shorewomen put runners on first and second with nobody out in the home half of the third inning, but could not cut into the Rams lead.
- Cornell College pushed the lead to 6-0 in the top of the fourth when Melissa Orton tripled into the right field corner, scoring Stephanie Xavier. Orton then scored on a sacrifice fly to left field by Kendra Christensen to push the Rams lead to 7-0.
- The Shorewomen got on the board with a pair of runs in the home half of the fourth inning when Edwards singled to left field, scoring Erin Spinden. Washington then got another single to left field from Allyson Meil, which scored Harcum to cut the Rams lead to 7-2. Washington could have done more damage, but left the bases loaded to end the inning.
- The Rams pushed the lead back to six runs at 8-2 in the top of the fifth when Griffin scored on a squeeze bunt from Tana Kemmer.
- Cornell College added another run in the top of the sixth inning when Miller singled to center field, driving home Orton, to push the Rams lead to 9-2.
- Washington loaded the bases in the bottom half of the sixth inning, but could not score, leaving the bases loaded for the second time in the game.
- The Rams pushed another run across in the top of the seventh on an RBI single from Kim Rose, scoring Carley Robison to extend the Cornell College lead to 10-2 and cap the scoring.  

For the Shorewomen (8-8)
- Hitting: Edwards (3-for-3, career high in hits, one RBI), Meil (2-for-3, RBI), DiPrimio (hit, walk).
- Pitching: Bennett (loss, 4-5, one plus inning, three hits, five runs, four earned, two walks, zero strikeouts), Milly Kawabata (three innings, one hit, two runs, four walks, one strikeout), Butler (three innings, four hits, three runs, two earned runs, two walks, zero strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen collected nine hits in the loss and drew four walks, but left 11 runners on base.
- Washington committed four errors, leading to three unearned runs for the Rams.

For Cornell College (6-2)
- Hitting: Edmond (two RBI's, run), Miller (two walks, RBI, run), Orton (triple, RBI, two runs), Griffin (three walks, two runs).
- Pitching: Hayley Harmon (win, 4-0, seven innings, nine hits, two runs, one unearned run, four walks, five strikeouts).
- The Rams collected eight hits in the win, but also drew eight walks, and left 10 runners on base.
- Cornell College committed one error, leading to one unearned Shorewomen run.

Notes
- Edwards was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game. 

Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/16 v. Albright- 9:00 am @ Kissimmee, Fla. (non-conference game).
3/16 v. #12 Trine- 1:30 pm @ Kissimmee, Fla. (non-conference game).
- The Shorewomen will be playing for the first time against both Albright and Trine.
- Both games to be played at Oren Brown Park, where the Shorewomen played on Monday, defeating Mount St. Mary (N.Y.) 7-1 and falling to Gustavus Adolphus 2-1 in eight innings.