Shorewomen set season highs in runs, hits, and stolen bases in win over Rams
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Maddie Bennett drove in a career high four RBI's while going 4-for-4 and also picked up her fifth win of the season as the Washington College softball team capped off their trip to the 2017 Rebel Spring Games with a 10-1 win over Farmingdale State at the Osceola County Softball Complex in Kissimmee, Florida. Earlier in the day, the Shorewomen fell to Illinois Wesleyan, 7-2.
Illinois Wesleyan 7, Washington College 2
How It Happened
- The Titans got on the board in the top half of the first inning when Shelby Fulk singled to left field, bringing home Stephanie Prentice for the game's first run. Illinois Wesleyan could have done further damage, but left two runners on base.
- Amanda Lack and Jillian Runyon scored on a pair of Shorewomen errors with two outs in the top of the second to extend the Titans lead to 3-0.
- The Titans pushed the lead to 4-0 in the top of the fifth inning when Sam Berghoff singled to shortstop, bringing home Runyon. Runyon stole second and third base before coming home to score on the single.
- Washington put runners on first and second with nobody out in the bottom of the sixth inning, but could not score.
- Illinois Wesleyan put the game out of reach in the top of the seventh inning when Berghoff hit a three run home run to right center field, bringing home Prentice and Courtney Barrett, to give the Titans a 7-0 lead.
- The Shorewomen avoided the shutout when Erin Spinden and Regan Horan scored on a two out fielding error to cut the lead to 7-2 and provide the final margin.
For the Shorewomen (9-10)
- Hitting: Elaina DiPrimio (2-for-4, double), Spinden (walk, run scored).
- Pitching: Taylor Harcum (loss, 5-3, 6 1/3 innings, seven hits, four runs, two earned runs, zero walks, four strikeouts), Milly Kawabata (2/3 inning, four hits, three runs, one walk, one strikeout).
- The Shorewomen had just five hits in the loss, drew three walks, and left seven runners on base.
- Washington committed three errors, leading to two unearned runs for the Titans.
For Illinois Wesleyan (6-4)
- Hitting: Berghoff (3-for-4, home run, four RBI's, run), Runyon (2-for-4, two runs), Prentice (two runs).
- Pitching: Mackenzie Marquis (win, 3-2, seven innings, five hits, two unearned runs, three walks, five strikeouts).
- The Titans had 11 hits in the loss, drew one walk, and left seven runners on base.
- Illinois Wesleyan committed one error, leading to both of the Shorewomen's runs.
- DiPrimio was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game.
- Illinois Wesleyan received votes in this week's NFCA Top 25 poll, narrowly missing out on cracking the Top 25.
Washington College 10, Farmingdale State 1
How It Happened
- Washington wasted little time getting on the board in the top of the first inning. Bennett singled to right field, bringing home Harcum and Allyson Meil to give the Shorewomen a 2-0 lead. Alli Saul then singled to left center field, bringing home DiPrimio, followed by an RBI single to center field from Spinden, driving home Bennett to cap the inning and give the Shorewomen a 4-0 lead.
- The Rams got on the board in the bottom of the first when Sierra Cardenales singled to center field, bringing home Alexa Luna to cut the Washington lead to 4-1.
- The Shorewomen pushed the lead to 5-1 in the top of the second inning when Bennett drove home Meil on a sacrifice fly to left field, and then pushed the lead to 6-1 in the top of the third on a Gabrielle Edwards sacrifice fly to left field, bringing home Spinden.
- Washington pushed the lead to 7-1 in the top of the sixth inning when Rachel Butler grounded out to second base, bringing home Kerrigan Buck.
- The Shorewomen pushed across three more runs in the top of the seventh inning. A sacrifice fly to center from DiPrimio, scoring Kasey Buck, pushed to pushed the lead to 8-1. Bennett then followed with an RBI single to left center field, bringing home Meil to extend the lead to 9-1. Spinden capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly to left field, bringing home Horan to cap the scoring at 10-1.
For the Shorewomen (10-10)
- Hitting: Bennett (4-for-4, career high four RBI's, run), Spinden (2-for-3, two RBI's, walk, run, two stolen bases), Meil (3-for-5, three runs, stolen base), DiPrimio (RBI, walk, run scored).
- Pitching: Bennett (win, 5-6, five innings, three hits, one run, three walks, seven strikeouts), Butler (two innings, one hit, zero runs, two walks, one strikeout).
- The Shorewomen pounded out 14 hits in the win, drew five walks, and left 12 runners on base.
- Washington committed one error, but it lead to zero unearned runs for the Rams.
For Farmingdale State (4-5)
- Hitting: Cardenales (2-for-3, RBI), Luna (run scored).
- Pitching: Jaxie Collard (loss, 1-2, five innings, nine hits, six runs, four earned, three walks, one strikeout), Amanda Cox (two innings, five hits, four runs, three earned, two walks, zero strikeouts).
- The Rams collected just four hits in the loss, drew five walks, and left nine runners on base.
- Farmingdale State committed five defensive errors, leading to three unearned runs for the Shorewomen.
- Bennett was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game.
- The 10 runs scored by the Shorewomen today were a season high.
- The five stolen bases by Washington are their most steals in a game this year.
- Washington's 14 hits matches their season high, which they also achieved in a 9-4 win at Salisbury on March 5th.
- The Shorewomen finish their spring break trip to the Rebel Spring Games with a 5-5 record.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/25 v. Muhlenberg (2)- 1:00 pm (Centennial Conference doubleheader)
- The Shorewomen split last season's doubleheader with the Mules, who had won six straight in the series before the Shorewomen's game two win last year.
- It will be the Centennial Conference opener for Washington, who made it to the championship game of last season's Centennial Conference Tournament.