Meil Records Game-Winning Two-Run Triple In Game One and Stokes Delivers Go Ahead Two-Run Single In Game Two
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Visiting Washington College swept host Ursinus in a Centennial Conference softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon at Snell Field. The Shorewomen won a come from behind 2-1 decision in game one and won 5-3 in game two which was called after the fifth inning due to darkness. The Shorewomen swept the doubleheader against the Bears for the fifth straight season and now have won 11 straight over Ursinus.
Washington College 3 Ursinus 2 (Game 1)
How It Happened
- The Shorewomen took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning when Rachel Butler, who led off the frame with a walk, scored on a throwing error by Ursinus with one out.
- Ursinus would get a one out triple to right-center by Sammi Donato, but she would be stranded at third base as Washington pitcher Taylor Harcum got a pop out for the second out and a ground out for the third out.
- In the bottom half of the sixth, the Bears scored twice to take a 2-1 lead. With nobody out, Samantha Garritano grounded out to second to score Kayla Quinn to tie the game at 1-1. The next batter Donato singled to left to plate Isabella Dewes to give the Bears the lead with one away.
- Down to their final three outs, the Shorewomen plated two runs to take a 3-2 lead. With zero outs, Allyson Meil ripped a triple to right field to drive in both Kerri Estep and Leah Stokes to give WC a one-run lead.
- In the last of the seventh, Gabrielle Mento hit a two-out single to center to keep the game alive for Ursinus, but Harcum got Quinn to fly out to Butler in right to end the ballgame.
For The Shorewomen (11-12, 1-2 CC)
- Hitting: Meil (2-for-3, two RBI, triple)
- Pitching: Harcum (win 6-4, complete game, six hits, two runs, two earned, zero walks, four strikeouts)
- Washington committed zero errors.
- The Shorewomen had five hits and drew two walks in the game.
For Ursinus (7-10, 0-1 CC)
- Hitting: Donato (2-for-3, RBI)
- Pitching: Kaitlyn Willis (loss 5-4, complete game, five hits, three runs, one earned, two walks and two strikeouts)
- Ursinus had three errors, leading to two Washington unearned runs.
- The Bears had six hits and drew zero walks.
- The Bears left five on base, while the Shorewomen left seven on base.
- Washington won its 10th straight game over Ursinus.
Washington College 5 Ursinus 3 (Game 2 – Five Innings)
How It Happened
- In the top half of the second, Harcum smoked a three-run double to the gap in right-center field to score Erin Spinden, Estep and Meil with two outs to give WC a 3-0 lead.
- The Bears struck right back in the bottom of the second with three two-out runs of their own. Ursinus cut the deficit to 3-1 when Rachel Hyman scored on a throwing error and would tie the game at 3-3 when Quinn smacked a two-run triple to center that scored both Callie Crouse and Manto.
- Washington retook the lead with two unearned runs in the top of the third. With two outs, Stokes singled up the middle to score both Spinden and Regan Horan to give the guests a 5-3 lead.
- Ursinus got the tying run to the plate in its last three trips to the plate, but did not score. The game was called after the fifth inning due to darkness.
For The Shorewomen (12-12, 2-2 CC)
- Hitting: Harcum (1-for-2, three RBI), Stokes (1-for-2, two RBI)
- Pitching: Maddie Bennett (win 6-7, complete game, four hits, three runs, three earned, three walks, four strikeouts)
- The Shorewomen had five hits in the game and worked out three walks.
- WC had one error in the field, but it did not lead to any unearned runs for Ursinus.
For Ursinus (7-11, 0-2 CC)
- Hitting: Quinn (1-for-2, two RBI, walk)
- Pitching: Jennifer Hammons (loss 2-5, 2 2/3 innings, four hits, five runs, three earned, three walks, one strikeout), Willis (2 1/3 innings, one hit, zero runs, zero walks, zero strikeouts)
- The Bears had four hits and worked out three walks in the second game.
- Ursinus committed four errors in the field and led to a pair of unearned runs for the Shorewomen.
- It was Washington's second win in a darkness shortened game this season. The Shorewomen downed Averett 4-2 in a six-inning game on March 8 due to darkness.
- WC left six on base, while Ursinus left five.
- The Shorewomen's 11-game winning streak against the Bears began on May 5, 2012 in the Centennial Conference Tournament when the Shorewomen won their first ever conference tournament game, 3-2.
4/1 @ Gettysburg – 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Doubleheader)
- The Shorewomen took two of the three from the Bullets last season.