Spohn Tallies Two-Run Single In Game Two
SALISBURY, Md. – Host #T9 Salisbury swept a non-conference softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon against visiting Washington College at SU Softball Field. Salisbury won the first game 8-0 in five innings won game two in six innings by an 11-3 score. Both games ended due to the eight-run rule. The Sea Gulls are now 28-6 on the year, while the Shorewomen drop to 14-16.
In game one, Kim Dorsey led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to left field to give the Sea Gulls a 1-0 lead. In the last of the third, Paige Knussman singled to right to score Katie Sebbane to give the hosts a 2-0 lead with nobody out.
In the bottom of the fourth, Sebbane homered to left-center with one out to also plate Dorsey to give the hosts a 4-0 lead. Annah Brittingham scored on a fielding error with two away to cap the three-run frame and give Salisbury a 5-0 lead.
In the last of the fifth, with two outs Rachel Spadin scored on a base hit to shortstop by Knussman to make it 6-0 and Dorsey and Knussman scored on a two-base hit to left-center by Brittingham to make it 8-0 and end the game due to the eight-run rule.
Dorsey was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while Knussman was 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Sea Gulls had 13 hits in the opener. Sebbane was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Rebecca Hoey had a pair of hits. In the circle, Rachel Johnson improved to 19-5 with a complete game one-hitter where she struck out seven.
Senior pitcher Kristin Cooper (Georgetown, Del./Sussex Central) took the loss to fall to 10-4 as she went four innings for the Shorewomen.
In game two, the Sea Gulls hit a pair of solo homers to take a 2-0 lead after one. Dorsey hit her second leadoff homer of the twinbill and three hitters later with two outs Brittingham went deep to give the hosts a two-run lead. In the bottom of the second Caitlin Lake scored on an error to make it 3-0 with two away.
Washington got onto the board in the top of the third with two away when freshman Hannah Spohn (Port Orchard, Wash./South Kitsap) singled to center to score both freshman Ali Sanders (Dover, Del./Milford) and junior Paige Briganti (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park). In the top half of the fourth with two away, sophomore Caitlyn Kirby (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie) singled to first to score junior Sadie Robertson (Cape May Court House, N.J./Middle Township) to tie the game at 3-3.
Salisbury would score six times in the last of the fourth to take a 9-3 lead. Angela Maglieri snapped the tie when she scored on a wild pitch with one out to give the hosts a 4-3 lead. Sebbane would make it 6-3 on a two-run blast to plate Dorsey and three batters later Hoey hit a three-run homer to also score Knussman and Brittingham to cap the six-run frame.
The hosts ended the game with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, Knussman scored on a base hit through the left side by Hoey and Brittingham scored the walk-off run on an error to end the contest at 11-3.
Hoey was 2-for-3 with four RBI for Salisbury in game two, while Brittingham was 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Dorsey was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Sebbane drove in two and Knussman scored twice. The Sea Gulls had 10 hits in the second game. Pitching wise, Johnson got the win in relief to go to 20-5 as she tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.
Washington, which had six hits, got two hits each from Kirby and senior Christine Anderson (Palmer Lake, Colo./Lewis-Palmer). Anderson had three hits in the doubleheader. Spohn drove in two for the visitors. In the circle, junior pitcher Sydnee Schorr (Easton, Md./Easton) took the loss and drops to 1-6 as she went four innings.
Washington travels to McDaniel on Saturday afternoon for a Centennial Conference doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.