Shorewomen Nine Open Centennial Play With Sweep of Diplomats, 2-1 and 1-0

Horan Wins Game Two on a Walk-Off Double; Harcum and Bennett Toss Complete Games

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – The Washington College softball team won a pair of one-run games over visiting Franklin & Marshall on Saturday afternoon in the Centennial Conference softball opener for both teams.  The Shorewomen captured game one by a 2-1 score and won game two on a two-out walk-off double by freshman Regan Horan (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma) in the bottom of the seventh inning, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon in a conference doubleheader at Washington College Softball Field.  For Horan, the walk-off two-bagger was her first career hit.

Washington College 2 Franklin & Marshall 1 (Game 1)

How It Happened
-The Shorewomen took the lead in the bottom of the third inning when Hannah Spohn cracked a solo home run with two outs to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.
-F&M would tie it at 1-1 with two away in the top of the fifth when Erin Russell doubled down the left field line to score Melissa Bollmeyer from first base.
-In the last of the sixth, WC took the lead when Allyson Meil scored on a wild pitch to put the Shorewomen ahead 2-1.
-WC pitcher Taylor Harcum retired the Diplomats 1-2-3 in the top of the seventh to end the game.

For The Shorewomen (8-11, 1-0 CC)
-Hitting: Spohn (1-for-2, home run, hit by pitch), Meil (1-for-2, run, hit by pitch)
-Pitching: Harcum (win 4-6, complete game five-hitter, one run, one earned, two walks, five strikeouts)
-Washington had six hits in the opener, drew two walks and had two runners reach on hit by pitches.
-The Shorewomen committed one error in the game, but it did not lead to a F&M run.
-WC had 11 runners left on base in game one.

For Franklin & Marshall (10-5, 0-1 CC)
-Hitting: Russell (2-for-4, RBI and only player in the opener with multiple hits), Bollmeyer (1-for-3, walk, run)
-Pitching: Katie Wenger (five innings, six hits, one run, one earned, one walk, three strikeouts, hit two WC hitters), Megan Ryan (loss 0-1, one inning, one unearned run, zero hits, one walk, zero strikeouts)
-The Diplomats had five hits in game two and drew a pair of walks.
-F&M committed four errors in the field, but did not lead to a WC run.  The one unearned run for Washington was due to a passed ball.
-The guests left seven on base in the opener.

Washington College 1 Franklin & Marshall 0 (Game 2)

How It Happened
-The Diplomats had two runners on with one out in the top of the sixth, but Washington pitcher Maddie Bennett got Ryan to strikeout swinging coming back from a 3-0 count and fanned Wenger swinging to end the threat and keep the game scoreless.
-In the top of the seventh, F&M had a runner on first with one out, but Bennett got a line drive double play off the bat of Enrica Fabricant to end the Diplomats last turn at-bat.
-Spohn led off the bottom half of the seventh with an infield single to second base.  Spohn was then pinch ran for by Trish Langley.  Langley would move up to second base on a passed ball with one out.  With two away, Horan drove a 2-2 pitch to deep center that a running Kathleen Zogorski ran about 30-40 feet, hit her glove before falling out of her mitt.  Langley came around to score from second on Horan's walk-off two-bagger. 

For The Shorewomen (9-11, 2-0 CC)
-Hitting: Horan (1-for-1, RBI double)
-Pitching: Bennett (win 4-2, complete game four-hit shutout, two walks, seven strikeouts)
-WC had five hits in the win and did not draw a walk.  Four runners were left stranded on base.
-The Shorewomen committed one error in the field.

For Franklin & Marshall (10-6, 0-2 CC)
-Hitting: Samantha Clemens (2-for-3, only player in game two with multiple hits)
-Pitching: Isabel Schaefer (loss 3-4, 6 2/3 innings, five hits, one unearned run, zero walks, four strikeouts, complete game)
-F&M had four hits in game two and worked out two walks.  They left six on base in the game.
-The Diplomats committed one error in the field, but did not lead to a run.  WC's run was aided by a passed ball.

Notes
-Washington's first sweep of Franklin & Marshall since 2013.
-Head coach Lacey Lister is now 10-6 all-time versus the Diplomats with sweeps in 2012, 2013 and 2016.

Up Next
3/29 @ Haveford – 3:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference doubleheader)
-The Fords won both games in Chestertown last season.