Washington Secures Its Sixth Winning Conference Record In Past Seven Years
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College captured both ends of a Centennial Conference softball doubleheader against visiting Dickinson on Friday afternoon at Washington College Softball Field. The Shorewomen took game one, 7-1, and won game two in walk-off fashion courtesy of a Red Devils error with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, 2-1. The Shorewomen, now 9-3 in Centennial play, has clinched a winning conference record for the sixth time in seven years and swept the Red Devils at home for the fourth consecutive time.
Washington College 7 Dickinson 1 (Game 1)
How It Happened
- The Shorewomen wasted little time taking the lead as with one out Elaina DiPrimio singled up the middle with one out in the bottom of the first inning to score Taylor Harcum for the game's first run. Harcum, the batter prior to DiPrimio, tripled to right field.
- In the last of the second, Harcum helped her own cause as she delivered a two-run bloop single to shallow left field just over the head of Dickinson shortstop Kat Parise to score both Kerri Estep and Leah Stokes with two outs to push the Shorewomen lead to 3-0.
- Dickinson would get onto the scoreboard in the top of the fourth inning with two away when Alicia Lane singled down the right field line to score Nicole Torlincasi to trim the lead to 3-1.
- Washington responded in its half of the fourth with two runs to grab a 5-1 lead. With one out, Harcum drove in her third run of the game on a base hit to right-center to score Estep to make it 4-1 and Allyson Meil would come home on a groundout off the bat of DiPrimio to give the hosts a four-run cushion.
- Meil would extend the Shorewomen lead to 6-1 on an infield single near the second base bag to plate Alli Saul with two outs in the bottom of the fifth. All three of Washington's hits in the fifth were infield singles.
- The hosts tacked on another run in the last of the sixth on a two out single to the pitcher off the bat of Saul that plated Kasey Buck.
For The Shorewomen (19-14, 8-3 CC)
-Hitting: Harcum (3-for-4, three RBI, triple), Estep (2-for-2, two runs, stolen base), Meil and Saul (2-for-4), DiPrimio (two RBI)
-Pitching: Harcum (win 9-6, complete game, five hits, one run, zero earned, zero walks, two strikeouts)
-Washington committed three errors, leading to Dickinson's lone run.
-The Shorewomen had 13 hits, drew two walks and had one hitting reach via hit by pitch.
For Dickinson (8-19, 4-5 CC)
- Hitting: Lane (2-for-3, RBI)
- Pitching: Killian Kueny (loss 1-2, four innings, nine hits, five runs, five earned, zero walks and strikeouts)
- Dickinson had zero errors in the game.
- The Red Devils had five hits and drew zero walks.
- Harcum was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game during the broadcast as she had her fifth career three-hit game and her fourth all-time three RBI performance.
- The Red Devils left seven on base, while the Shorewomen left nine on base.
Washington College 2 Dickinson 1 (Game 2)
How It Happened
- Dickinson broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fifth on two out infield single by Parise that scored Lane. Parise hit the ball up the middle that deflected off of glove of WC pitcher Maddie Bennett and to Stokes at shortstop. Stokes throw to first was too late to get Parise and that allowed Lane to score.
- Washington would even it in the last half of the inning when Rachel Butler scored on an error at the plate by Lane. Lane dropped the ball on a throw from centerfield by Nicole Clayton who caught the flyball off the bat of Stokes. Dickinson pitcher Madison Milaszewski kept the game tied at 1-1 with a strikeout and fly out respectively to keep Estep, the potential go ahead run, stranded at third.
- In the bottom of the seventh with two outs, Stokes singled down the left field line and took second on a fielding error by the Red Devils. The next hitter, Allyson Meil hit a grounder to second base that was misplayed by Michelle Orden and the ball got past her which allowed Stokes to score from second for the game-winning run.
For The Shorewomen (20-14, 9-3 CC)
- Hitting: Butler and Stokes (1-for-3, run)
- Pitching: Bennett (win 10-7, complete game, five hits, one run, one earned, three walks, four strikeouts)
- The Shorewomen had four hits in the game and worked out three walks.
- WC had one error in the field, but it did not lead to a Dickinson run.
For Dickinson (8-20, 4-6 CC)
- Hitting: Parise (1-for-3, walk, RBI), Lane (1-for-3, run)
- Pitching: Milaszewski (loss 7-12, complete game, four hits, two runs, zero earned, one walks, seven strikeouts)
- The Red Devils had five hits and tallied three walks in the second game.
- Dickinson committed five errors in the field, which led to both Washington runs.
- Bennett was named was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game during the broadcast.
- WC left five on base, while Dickinson left six.
- Since 2011, the Shorewomen have had a winning record in Centennial play six times. Prior to that, Washington had just one winning season in conference play, which was a 12-4 mark in 1997.
- The Shorewomen have won eight straight at home against the Red Devils, sweeping Dickinson in Chestertown in 2011, 2013, 2015 and today. Dickinson's last win in Chestertown was a 4-1 victory in game two of the doubleheader on April 17, 2010.
- Since Lacey Lister became the Washington coach prior to the 2009 season, the Shorewomen are 14-4 versus the Red Devils, including 9-1 since 2013.
4/22 v. Haverford – 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Doubleheader)
- Senior Day as the team's two seniors, Estep and Erin Spinden, will be honored prior to the game.