Bennett Pitches Shorewomen To Split With First Place Gettysburg

Bennett Pitches Shorewomen To Split With First Place Gettysburg

Harcum goes 3-for-3 in Game One; Langley, Briganti each hit RBI doubles in Game Two win

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Freshman Maddie Bennett allowed just four hits while striking out nine batters in a 3-1 complete game victory for host Washington College over visiting Gettysburg in Game Two of today's Centennial Conference softball doubleheader between the two programs at the WC Softball Field in Chestertown, Maryland. Gettysburg won Game One by a final score of 4-2.

Gettysburg 4, Washington College 2 (Game One)

How It Happened
- The Bullets took a 1-0 lead in the top half of the first inning when Wendy Folfas singled to center field with two outs, driving in Mykaela Twitchell, who doubled earlier in the inning.
- Sophomore Taylor Harcum tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning with a two out RBI double that scored sophomore Hannah Spohn.
- Gettysburg took the lead for good in the top half of the third inning when Steph Zengel singled to left field to score Twitchell, who tripled with one out, to give the Bullets a 2-1 lead. 
- Gettysburg increased the lead in the top of the sixth inning when Meredith Taylor hit a two out, two run home run that also scored Folfas to make it a 4-1 Gettysburg lead.
- The Bullets loaded the bases with one out in the top of the seventh inning, but could not add to the lead.
- The Shorewomen cut the lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning when senior Clare Hofstedt scored on a wild pitch.
- Washington had the tying run on base with two outs, but a fly ball by Spohn to deep center field was caught by Jessica Casale while falling to the ground about five feet in front of the fence to end the game. 

For the Shorewomen (16-17, 7-4 CC)
- Hitting: Harcum (3-for-3, double, RBI), Hofstedt (2-for-4, run), Spohn (run, walk).
- Pitching: Harcum (loss, 7-9, 7 innings, 8 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen collected six hits in the loss and drew four walks, but left 10 runners on base.
- One error was committed by the Shorewomen defense, a dropped foul ball, but it led to zero runs.

For Gettysburg (21-6, 8-1 CC)
- Hitting: Twitchell (2-for-3, double, triple, walk, 2 runs), Folfas (2-for-4, RBI, run), Taylor (2-for-2, 1 walk, home run, 2 RBI's, 1 run).
- Pitching: Aileen Reilly (win, 12-5, 7 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts).
- Gettysburg collected eight hits in the win, drew three walks, and left six runners on base.
- One error was committed by the defense, leading to zero runs

Washington College 3, Gettysburg 1 (Game Two)

How It Happened
- The Bullets struck first in the top half of the first when Meghan Hisgen hit a two out double to left field to score Twitchell to give Gettysburg a 1-0 lead.
- Washington loaded the bases in the bottom half of the first, but could not score.
- Senior Trish Langley hit an RBI double to left center field to score the pinch runner, freshman Regan Horan, to tie the game 1-1.
- The Shorewomen took the lead for good later in the fourth inning when Langley scored off of a Hofstedt fielders choice to give the Shorewomen a 2-1 lead.
- Washington added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth inning when senior Paige Briganti hit an RBI double to score sophomore Elaina DiPrimio to give the Shorewomen a 3-1 lead.
- Taylor drew a one out walk in the top of the sixth inning, but Bennett retired the last five batters of the game, three by strikeout, to secure the 3-1 win.   

For the Shorewomen (17-17, 8-4 CC)
- Hitting: Langley (double, RBI, run), Bennett (2-for-3, double), Briganti (double, RBI), Hofstedt (RBI, walk), DiPrimio (double, walk, run).
- Pitching: Bennett (win, 9-3, 7 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 4 walks, 9 strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen had seven hits in the win, worked out four walks, and left seven runners on base.
- The defense committed zero errors in the win.

For Gettysburg (21-7, 8-2 CC)
- Hitting: Hisgen (double, RBI), Twitchell (walk, run), Taylor (2 walks).
- Pitching: Morgan Clauser (loss, 9-2, 6 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts).
- The Bullets managed just four hits in the loss, drew four walks, and also left seven runners on base.
- Zero errors were committed by Gettysburg in the loss.

Notes
- In Game Two, Gettysburg managed just one hit off of Bennett after the first inning in which they collected three hits.
- Gettysburg and Washington have now split the conference doubleheader in the last two seasons.
- The Shorewomen currently sit in second place in the Centennial standings with four conference games left to play.

Up Next for the Shorewomen
4/21 @ Swarthmore - 3:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference double-header)

-Last year's scheduled conference doubleheader between the two programs was cancelled due to late season injuries to Swarthmore's team.