DiPrimio and Butler each drive in two runs against Albright
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Taylor Harcum picked up her fifth win of the season on her 21st birthday as the Washington College softball team split a pair of non-conference games today at Oren Brown Park at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Florida. The Shorewomen defeated Albright 5-3 this morning, before falling to #10 Trine 9-2 in the afternoon.
Washington College 5, Albright 3
How It Happened
- Washington got three runs in the home half of the first inning. Elaina DiPrimio ripped a two run single to center field, bringing home Allyson Meil and Harcum. Later in the inning, an RBI single to center from Alli Saul brought DiPrimio home and gave the Shorewomen a 3-0 lead.
- The Shorewomen tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the third when Rachel Butler singled to right field, bringing home Maddie Bennett and Erin Spinden to extend the Washington lead to 5-0.
- Albright got on the board in the top of the fourth inning when Armida Roman doubled down the left field line, bringing home Jessica Rodriguez to cut the Shorewomen lead to 5-1.
- The Lions put runners on first and third with nobody out in the top of the fifth, but reliever Milly Kawabata got the next three batters out to end the threat.
- Albright cut the lead to 5-2 in the top of the sixth on an RBI single to right field from Stephany Courtney, which scored Corinne Garuffe.
- The Lions loaded the bases with one out in the top of the seventh inning against Kawabata, which brought Harcum back into the game in the circle. Roman then grounded out to second base, forcing home Kelly Cembrale to cut the lead to 5-3.
- With runners still on second and third and now with two outs, and with the runner on second base representing the tying run, Harcum got Regina Milburn to strike out swinging to end the game.
For the Shorewomen (9-8)
- Hitting: DiPrimio (2-for-4, two RBI's, run), Butler (two RBI's, walk), Saul (2-for-3, RBI), Kawabata (first career double)
- Pitching: Harcum (win, 5-2, 4 2/3 innings, four hits, one run, zero walks, six strikeouts), Kawabata (2 1/3 innings, six hits, two runs, zero walks, two strikeouts)
- The Shorewomen had 11 hits in the win, drew just one walk, and left six runners on base.
- Washington committed zero errors in the win.
For Albright (2-3)
- Hitting: Cembrale (3-for-3, run scored), Roman (two RBI's), Rodriguez (triple, run scored).
- Pitching: Riley Gerenda (loss, 2-1, four innings, eight hits, five runs, three earned, one walk, six strikeouts), Camille Sears (two innings, three hits, zero runs, zero walks, zero strikeouts).
- The Lions had 10 hits in the loss, did not draw a walk, and left eight runners on base.
- Albright committed a pair of errors, leading to two unearned runs for the Shorewomen.
- Harcum, getting the win on her birthday, was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game.
- The Shorewomen pitching staff allowed zero walks in today's game for the third time this season, the same as last year's total for the entire year.
#10 Trine 9, Washington College 2
How It Happened
- Trine picked up five runs on just two hits in the bottom of the second inning. Claire Ryan reached on a fielding error, scoring Kaylee Fox in the process. Michaela Hartline then singled to center field, bringing home both Ryan and Catherine Porter, to push the lead to 3-0. Lainey McCue then scored on a fielding error to push the lead to 4-0, before a groundout from Nicole Ferraro brought home Michaela Hartline to give the Thunder a 5-0 lead and cap the five run inning.
- Washington got on the board in the top of the third when Harcum scored on a wild pitch to cut the lead to 5-1.
- Trine pushed four more runs across in the bottom of the fourth. Emily While and Michaela Hartline came around to score on a fielding error to push the lead to 7-1, followed by a double to right field from Ferraro, which scored Makenna Hartline, to push the lead to 8-1. Fox capped the four run inning with a single to left center field, bringing home Ferraro to push Trine's lead to 9-1.
- Washington cut into the lead in the top of the fifth when Leah Stokes scored on a wild pitch to cut the Thunder lead to 9-2 and cap the scoring. The Shorewomen had a chance to cut into the lead further with the bases loaded and only one out, but a fly ball double play to right field ended the inning.
For the Shorewomen (9-9)
- Hitting: Harcum (2-for-3, walk, run), Stokes (2-for-2, walk, run).
- Pitching: Bennett (loss, 4-6, 1 1/3 innings, two hits, five runs, two earned runs, two walks, zero strikeouts), Harcum (4 2/3 innings, five hits, four runs, two earned runs, two walks, one strikeout).
- The Shorewomen collected eight hits in the loss, drew four walks, and left eight runners on base.
- Washington committed three errors, leading to four unearned runs for the Thunder.
For #10 Trine (11-0)
- Hitting: Michaela Hartline (2-for-2, walk, two RBI's, two runs), Ferraro (double, two RBI's, run), Fox (2-for-3, walk, RBI, run), White (2-for-4, run).
- Pitching: Hannah Kampmann (win, 7-0, 4 1/3 innings, five hits, two runs, one earned run, three walks, one strikeout), Kate Saupe (2 2/3 innings, three hits, zero runs, one walk, one strikeout).
- The Thunder collected seven hits in the win, drew four walks, and left six runners on base.
- Trine committed two errors errors, leading to one unearned Shorewomen run.
- Harcum was again named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/17 v. Illinois Wesleyan- 11:15 am @ Kissimmee, Fla. (non-conference game).
3/17 v. Farmingdale State- 1:30 pm @ Kissimmee, Fla. (non-conference game).
- The Shorewomen will be playing both Illinois Wesleyan and Farmingdale State for the first time.
- It will be the final two games of Washington's spring break competition at the 2017 Rebel Spring Games. Both games will be played at the Osceola County Softball Complex.