DiPrimio Tallies Two Hits In Each Game
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Washington College softball team concluded its 10-game swing at the Rebel Spring Games with a pair of losses in the team's final two games at the games on Friday. The Shorewomen dropped non-conference contests to Dubuque, 3-1, in the first game of the day and 2-1 to #T23 Cortland in the second contest. WC went 6-4 during the week.
Dubuque 3 Washington College 1
How It Happened
-The Spartans took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Gianna Kuras doubled down the left field line to drive in Tori Woltz for the game's first run with one out.
-Dubuque made it 2-0 when Courtney Markin socked her second home run of the season over the left-center fence leading off the bottom half of the third. Nicole Blum made it 3-0 on a single to left to score Brianna Gyrion with nobody out. The Spartans had a chance to extend their lead with runners on second and third and one away, but a line out and a strikeout kept the score at 3-0.
-In the top half of the fifth, the Shorewomen loaded the bases with nobody out courtesy of two errors and walk, but a fly out and a double play ended the inning and the Shorewomen did not score.
-Clare Hofstedt's two-out single down the left field line knocked in Meredith Maynard to cut the Dubuque lead to 3-1 and send Paige Briganti up as the tying run. However, Spartans' pitcher Mackenzie Kyle got Briganti to ground out to third to end the ballgame.
For the Shorewomen (7-8)
-Hitting: Elaina DiPrimio (2-for-3, only player in the game with two hits)
-Pitching: Milly Kawabata (loss 0-1, two runs in two-plus innings on three hits with one strikeout), Taylor Harcum (four innings, one run, two hits, one walk and four strikeouts)
-Washington had five hits in the game, drew a walk, had one player get hit by a pitch and left seven on base.
-The Shorewomen committed one error in the game, but it did not lead to a Dubuque run.
For Dubuque (5-10)
-Pitching: Markin (1-for-2, home run), five Spartans had a base hit in the game.
-Pitching: Kyle (win 4-2, complete game, five hits, one run, one walk, three strikeouts)
-The Spartans had five hits in the game and drew a walk. Left four on base in the game.
-Dubuque committed one error in the field, but it did not lead to a run by the Shorewomen.
-First all-time meeting between the Spartans and the Shorewomen.
#T23 Cortland 2 Washington College 1
How It Happened
-Washington took a 1-0 lead in the bottom half of the third when with nobody out, Elaina DiPrimio singled to left field to score Hofstedt from second base.
-The lead would last until the top of the sixth when the Red Dragons struck for two runs to take a 2-1 lead. Mikayla Shade singled to left to drive in Kaleigh Churchill to tie the game at 1-1 with one out and then Jamie Corradina doubled over the third base bag and down the left field line to score Alissa De Padua from first base to give Cortland a 2-1 lead and proved to be the winning run.
-The Shorewomen went down in order in the last two innings to end the game.
For The Shorewomen (7-9)
-Hitting: DiPrimio (2-for-2, RBI)
-Pitching: Maddie Bennett (loss 3-1, complete game, seven hits, two runs, four walks, two strikeouts)
-Washington had six hits in the game and did not draw a walk.
-The Shorewomen committed two errors in the field, but did not lead to a Cortland run.
For Cortland (7-2)
-Hitting: Corradina (2-for-3, RBI), Jamie Bucci (2-for-4), Churchill (two walks, run)
-Pitching: Alexandrea Flint (win 4-1, complete game, six hits, one run, zero walks, zero strikeouts)
-The Red Dragons had seven hits in the game and worked out four walks.
-Cortland did not commit an error in the field.
-It was the third all-time meeting between the two schools. Cortland won 4-3 in 2008 and in 2014 Washington prevailed 8-7.
3/23 v. #8 Salisbury – 2:00 p.m. (non-conference doubleheader)
-Home opener for the Shorewomen.