Horan And Butler Each Post Three RBI's Against Beloit
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Washington College softball team split a pair of games played today at the Osceola County Softball Complex on day two of the Diamond 9 Sunkissed Games in Kissimmee, Florida. The Shorewomen started the day with a 4-2 loss against William Patterson before defeating Beloit 16-1 in a game that ended after five innings due to the eight run rule.
William Patterson 4, Washington College 2
How It Happened
- The Pioneers struck first in the bottom of the first inning when Christine Griffith hit a two run triple to left field, bringing home Adelie Hickman and Eleni Lutas.
- The Shorewomen cut the lead to 2-1 in the top of the third when Elaina DiPrimio hit a two out single back up the middle, scoring Allyson Meil. Washington tied the game when the next batter, Grace Moery, lined a triple off the fence in left center field, bringing home DiPrimio to tie the game 2-2.
- William Patterson took the lead 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single to third base from Lutas, bringing home Vanessa Archibald.
- The Pioneers pushed the lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth on a pinch hit RBI single from Caitlyn Massaro, bringing home Kara Molnar to cap the scoring.
For the Shorewomen (4-7)
- Hitting: Moery (RBI triple), DiPrimio (RBI single, walk, run), Meil (run).
- Pitching: Taylor Harcum (loss, 1-4, six innings, nine hits, four runs, one walk, six strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen picked up five hits in the loss, drew one walk, and left four runners on base.
- Washington committed zero defensive errors.
For William Patterson (3-4)
- Hitting: Griffith (two RBI triple), Lutas (2-for-2, RBI, walk, run, stolen base), Molnar (2-for-3, run).
- Pitching: Sarah Byrnes (win, 2-2, seven innings, five hits, two runs, one walk, nine strikeouts).
- The Pioneers picked up nine hits in the win, drew one walk, and left five runners on base.
- William Patterson also committed zero errors.
- Moery was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the second time in her career.
- William Patterson earned an at large bid to the NCAA Tournament a season ago after posting a 28-13 record.
Washington College 16, Beloit 1 (5 innings)
How It Happened
- The Buccaneers struck first in the top of the first, taking a 1-0 lead on an RBI single from Ashley Lambert, bringing home Alyssa Boltik. Beloit could have done more damage but left the bases loaded.
- The Shorewomen tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the first when Regan Horan delivered a bloop single behind the first base bag with two outs, bringing home DiPrimio. The next batter, Rachel Butler, drew a bases loaded walk, bringing home Moery from third base to give Washington a 2-1 lead. Caroline Braungard hit into a fielders choice next, and an errant throw from shortstop allowed the inning to continue as Gabrielle Edwards would come in to score. Washington could have done more damage, but would leave the bases loaded.
- Washington broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the second. Horan singled to center to bring home DiPrimio and Meil, and Butler followed with a double into the left field corner, scoring Horan and Edwards to push the lead to 7-1.
- An RBI double from DiPrimio to the fence in right center field scored Meil and pushed the lead to 8-1 in the bottom of the third. Edwards would follow with a double to left center field, bringing in pinch runner Jamie Morris to extend the lead to 9-1. Moery would later scored on a wild pitch to push the lead out to 10-1.
- Jenna Gordon hit into a fielders choice in the bottom of the fourth, bringing home Braungard to push the lead to 11-1. Edwards then drew a bases loaded walk, forcing in Gordon to extend the lead out to 12-1. Amelia Mazza followed with another bases loaded walk, forcing home DiPrimio to make it a 13-1 lead. Moery scored on a fielders choice following a fielding error to push the lead to 14-1, and Brittany Walker followed with a pinch hit single to center field, scoring Mazza and Edwards to give Washington a 16-1 lead and cap the scoring
- The game ended after the top of the fifth due to the eight run rule.
For the Shorewomen (5-7)
- Hitting: Horan (2-for-2, career high three RBI's, walk, run), Butler (double, three RBI's, walk), Meil (2-for-2, walk, two runs, stolen base), DiPrimio (double, RBI, career high three walks, three runs), Edwards (double, two RBI's, two walks, three runs), Walker (two RBI's), Braungard (two walks, run).
- Pitching: Butler (win, 4-3, three innings, three hits, one run, two walks, six strikeouts), Milly Kawabata (two innings, zero hits, zero runs, one walk, two strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen collected 10 hits in the win, drew 12 walks, and left eight runners on base.
- Washington committed one error, but it did not lead to a run for the Buccaneers.
For Beloit (1-5)
- Hitting: Lambert (RBI, walk), Botlik (walk, run).
- Pitching: Morgan Lippert (starter, loss, 0-2, one inning, three hits, five runs, four earned, four walks, zero strikeouts), Boltik (1/3 inning, one strikeout), Mackenzie Roberts (1.2 innings, five hits, five runs, four walks, zero strikeouts), Emily Stapay (one inning, two hits, six runs, three earned, four walks, one strikeout).
- The Buccaneers collected just three hits in the loss, drew three walks, and left six runners on base.
- Beloit committed a pair of errors, leading to four unearned Washington runs.
- Horan was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the first time in her career. She has five RBI's this season, which already ties her career high.
- The 16 runs scored by the Shorewomen are the most runs Washington has scored in a game since a 16-6 win at Gettysburg on April 14th, 2013. Washington would go on to win it's only Centennial Conference championship later that season.
- The 15 run margin of victory is the largest margin of victory since the team posted a 21-2 win over Wheelock on March 8th, 2010.
- The 12 walks drawn by Washington are the most walks in a game for the Shorewomen since at least the 2001 season. Stats beyond 2001 were not accessible at the time of this release.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/13 v. Oswego - 11:15 a.m. (Diamond 9 Sunkissed Games - Kissimmee, Florida)
3/13 v. Millsaps - 3:45 a.m. (Diamond 9 Sunkissed Games - Kissimmee, Florida)
- The Shorewomen will be playing against Oswego and Millsaps for the first time.
- Millsaps went 26-15 a season ago, falling two runs short of an appearance in the NCAA Tournament after falling to Berry 4-2 in the SAA Championship game.