Anderson and Briganiti Tally Two Hits In Game Two; Spohn Records Two Hits In Game One
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Haverford swept a Centennial Conference softball doubleheader from host Washington College on Tuesday afternoon at Washington College Softball Field. The Fords won game one in eight innings by an 11-6 score and took game two, 2-1, which was called due to darkness after the fifth inning. Haverford is now 10-4 on the year and 2-0 in the Centennial, while Washington falls to 5-9 and 0-2 respectively. It was the conference opener for both squads.
In game one, the Shorewomen raced out to a 3-0 lead after two innings. In the bottom of the first inning, freshman Meredith Maynard (Bristol, Conn./St. Paul Catholic) scored on a throwing error by the Fords with one out for the first run. In the bottom of the second, sophomore Kerri Estep (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) made it 2-0 with one away when she came home on a throwing error by Haverford and freshman Allyson Meil (Jarrettsville, Md./North Harford) gave the hosts a three-run lead when she scored on an RBI groundout.
Haverford would get on the board in the top of the third when Kristin Tatum lined a one-out home run over the centerfield fence to cut the lead to 3-1.
The Fords would score five times in the top of the fifth to grab a 6-3 lead. Jessica Koshinski scored on a dropped sacrifice fly to trim the lead to 3-2. With one out, Dayle Comerford scored on a fielding error to level the game at 3-3 and Tatum would touch the plate on an RBI groundout off the bat of Miwa Wenzel to put Haverford ahead 4-3. Julie Garlick capped the five run frame with a triple to left-center that scored both Jill Schnall and Kendall Chambers. The Fords scored four unearned runs in the inning, taking advantage of three Washington errors.
The Shorewomen scored twice with two outs in the last of the fifth to trim the lead to 6-5. Freshman Ali Sanders (Dover, Del./Milford) scored on a fielding error to cut the lead to 6-4 and senior Christine Anderson (Palmer Lake, Colo./Lewis-Palmer) came home on another fielding miscue by Haverford to cut the lead to one. Washington would tie it in the bottom of the sixth on an illegal pitch that allowed Maynard to come home.
The Fords scored five times with two outs in the top of the eighth to snap the 6-6 tie. Sarah Brody and Comerford both scored on a fielding error to make it 8-6 and Miwa Wenzel then doubled to center to plate both Schnall and Kendall Chambers to push the lead to four. The outburst was capped on a Garlick single to right that scored Wenzel. The Shorewomen got one runner on the in the last of the eighth, but that was it.
The Fords, which had 17 hits in the opener, got three hits and three RBI from Wenzel, three RBI and two hits from Garlick, three hits each from Brody and Comerford, two runs and two hits from Schnall and Tatum and two runs scored by Chambers. Chambers got the win in relief and improves to 1-2 as she tossed the last three innings and gave up one run.
Washington, which had six hits in game one, got a pair of hits from freshman Hannah Spohn (Port Orchard, Wash./South Kitsap) and two runs scored by Maynard. Anderson took the loss in the circle and falls to 1-3 despite not giving up an earned run in three-plus innings.
There were 13 errors in the game, eight by the Fords and five by the Shorewomen. Nine of the Fords' runs were unearned, while the Shorewomen scored three unearned runs.
In game two, the Fords got on the board in the top of the third with one away when Garlick scored on a two-bagger down the left field line by Koshinski. Haverford would make it 2-0 in the top of the fourth when Tatum reached home on a base hit to center by Chambers.
The Shorewomen would score their lone run in the last of the fourth when Estep scored on a fielding miscue by the Fords to cut the lead to 2-1.
In the bottom of the fifth the Shorewomen had two on with two outs and freshman Elaina DiPrimio (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) at the plate. She ripped a single to center to score sophomore Gina DeAngelis (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny) to tie the game at 2-2. But DiPrimio was ruled out after it was determined that DiPrimio had not legally re-entered the game and she was declared out to end the inning and the game as the game was called due to darkness after five innings.
The Fords got a complete game win from Emily Winesett as she improves to 7-1 on the year. She gave up six hits, one earned run, walking none and striking out four. Haverford had three hits in the second game.
Anderson and Spohn had a pair of hits each for the Shorewomen as the hosts had six hits. In the circle, Anderson took the loss to fall to 1-4. She went four innings, allowing three hits, two runs, one earned, walking one and striking out none.
The Shorewomen are off until Saturday when they host Muhlenberg in a Centennial Conference doubleheader with first pitch slated for 1:00 p.m.