Estep Delivers Game-Winning Hit For Washington In Game Two To Complete Comeback
HAVERFORD, Pa. – Visiting Washington College and host Haverford split a Centennial Conference softball doubleheader at the Class of '95 Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Shorewomen rallied from 5-1 down in game two to capture an 8-7 victory, while the Fords won the opener in five innings, 10-2, due to the eight-run rule.
Haverford 10 Washington College 2 (5 Innings) (Game 1)
How It Happened
-Haverford to control of the game early with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning. Julia Blake scored the game's first run when Jessica Koshinski worked out a bases loaded walk with one out. Kaitlyn Gould scored on a fielder's choice to give the Fords a 2-0 lead after an inning.
-The Fords scored five times in the last of the third to push their lead to 7-0. Kristin Tatum came around to score on a base hit to centerfield by Koshinski with nobody out to extend the lead to 3-0. Koshinski scored when the next hitter Miwa Wenzel singled through the right side as Haverford extended its lead to four runs. Wenzel scored on a one out two-bagger to left by Emily Gorman to make it 5-0. With two outs, Gould singled to center to plate both Gorman and Alex Craig to cap the scoring in the frame.
-The Shorewomen got onto the board in the top of the fourth with two runs to cut the lead to 7-2. With one away, Elaina DiPrimio came home on a base hit to right-center by Hannah Spohn and with two outs, Kerri Estep touched home on a single down the left field line by Trish Langley.
-The Fords put the opener away with a run in the last of the fourth and two in the bottom of the fifth with Blake scoring the walk-off run on a fielding error by Washington.
For The Shorewomen (9-12, 2-1)
-Hitting: Clare Hofstedt (2-for-3)
-Pitching: Maddie Bennett (loss 4-3, two innings, five runs, three earned, two walks, two strikeouts)
-The Shorewomen had seven hits and worked out a walk at the plate, while leaving six on base.
-Washington committed seven errors in the field, leading to six unearned runs for Haverford.
For Haverford (9-8, 2-1)
-Hitting: Tatum (2-for-2, two runs, two walks), Wenzel (three RBI), Guild (two RBI), Blake and Craig (two runs), Koshinski (two RBI and two walks)
-Pitching: Sara Tauriello (win 2-2, five innings, seven hits, two runs, two earned, one walk, eight strikeouts)
-The Fords had nine hits and drew six walks in the opener at bat, while leaving five on base.
-Haverford had one error in the field, but it did not lead to a Washington run.
Washington College 8 Haverford 7 (Game 2)
How It Happened
-Washington took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning in game two when Hofstedt scored on a double play.
-The Fords responded with four runs in their half of the first to grab a 4-1 lead. With one out, Blake scored on a Tatum double down the left field line to level the game at 1-1. The next batter, Koshinski singled to left to plate Guild and gave the hosts a one-run lead. With two away, a fielding error led to two runs as Tatum and Koshinski scored to give Haverford a three-run lead after one.
-With two away in the last of the second, Blake scored on a single to center by Guild to extend the lead to 5-1.
-Washington would begin its rally with three two-out unearned runs in the top of the fourth to cut the Haverford lead to 5-4. Hofstedt doubled left center to plate both Estep and Allyson Meil to trim the lead to 5-3 and Hoftstedt scored on a base hit up the middle by Paige Briganti to cut the lead to 5-4.
-Koshinski gave the Fords a 6-4 lead with nobody out in the last of the fourth on a single to left to drive in Blake. The hosts had the bases loaded following Koshinski's hit, but a pair of strikeouts and a ground out kept the score at 6-4.
-The Shorewomen trimmed the deficit to 6-5 with one out in the top of the fifth on a solo home run to right-center by Taylor Harcum and it was the first career long ball for Harcum. With two away, Hofstedt beat out an infield single to shortstop to deliver home Estep and tie the game at 6-6.
-In the last of the fifth, Rachel Wolfson came home on a sacrifice fly to right by Guild to give Haverford a 7-6 lead.
-With two away in the top of the sixth, Estep came through with the go ahead base to left field to score both Langley and Spohn, with Spohn being the run that put the Shorewomen ahead 8-7.
-In the bottom half of the seventh, Blake got on base with a two-out walk to allow Guild to come to the plate. Guild hit one to deep right field, but Hofstedt tracked it down to end the game and allow WC to come away with a split.
For The Shorewomen (10-12, 3-1)
-Hitting: Hofstedt (3-for-4, three RBI to match career-high, two runs, walk), Briganti (3-for-5), Estep (2-for-4, two runs, two RBI), DiPrimio (2-for-4, walk)
-Pitching: Bennett (win 5-3, four innings, two hits, one run, one earned, two walks, four strikeouts)
-Washington had 13 hits in the win, drew four walks and had one player reach via hit by pitch at the plate, but left 11 on base.
-The Shorewomen committed two errors in the second game, leading to three runs by the Fords.
For Haverford (9-9, 2-2)
-Hitting: Guild (2-for-3, two RBI, walk), Koshinski (2-for-4, two RBI), Blake (three runs), Craig (2-for-4)
-Pitching: Emily Winesett (loss 5-3, 3 1/3 innings, eight hits, four runs, three earned, two walks, three strikeouts)
-The Fords, who left 11 on base like Washington did, had 10 hits, worked out five walks and had one hitter reach on a hit by pitch.
-Haverford had four errors in the field, leading to five unearned runs for WC.
-The eight runs were a season-high for the Shorewomen.
-Estep established career-bests in hits, RBI and runs scored as she had her first career multi-hit game.
3/31 v. Catholic – 3:00 p.m. (non-conference doubleheader)
-The Shorewomen won both games at Catholic last season, 3-1 and 6-3.