Shorewomen Suffer Heartbreak Against #17 Kean After Falling To TCNJ

Shorewomen Suffer Heartbreak Against #17 Kean After Falling To TCNJ

DiPrimio And Butler Each Hit Two Run Home Run Against #17 Kean

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Elaina DiPrimio (West Chester, Pa. /Bayard Rustin) and Rachel Butler (York, Pa. /Central York) each hit two run home runs against #17 Kean, but the Washington College softball team fell twice at the Osceola County Softball Complex on day four of competition for the Shorewomen at the Diamond 9 Sunkissed Games in Kissimmee, Florida. The Shorewomen fell in a 9-8 slugfest against Kean after starting the day with an 11-3 loss to The College of New Jersey.

The College of New Jersey 11, Washington College 3

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen struck for two runs in the bottom of the first as Chrissy Segrest smoked a two out double to the fence in left field, bringing home DiPrimio and Gabrielle Edwards to give Washington an early 2-0 lead.
- TCNJ got on the board in the top of the third when Annalise Suitovsky hit a bloop single to left field, bringing in Jess McGuire. The Lions tied the game one batter later when Megan Mayernik grounded out to second base, scoring Gaby Bennett to tie the game 2-2.
- The Lions would take the lead with five runs in the top of the fourth. Bennett gave TCNJ a 3-2 lead  with a single up the middle, bringing home Helena Coppola. Suitovsky then delivered a two run single up the middle, bringing home Bennett and Caroline Muccifori to push the lead to 5-2. The Lions pushed the lead to 7-2 when Madison Levine delivered a two run single back up the middle, bringing home Suitovsky and Danielle Carey.
- TCNJ extended the lead to 8-2 in the top of the fifth when Suitovsky drew a two out, full count walk, forcing home Allie Immerso. The Lions managed only that lone run in the inning after loading the bases with nobody out.
- The Lions added two runs in the top of the sixth when Immerso and Katie Winchock came in to score on a failed pickoff attempt occurring during a rundown between third base and home plate to push the lead to 10-2.
- Washington cut the lead to 10-3 in the bottom of the sixth on a two out single from Alli Saul, bringing around Kerrigan Buck
- Suitovsky pushed the lead to 11-3 for TCNJ in the top of the seventh with a groundout to short, bringing Bennett in to score.  

For the Shorewomen (5-10)
- Hitting: Segrest (double, walk, two RBI's), Saul (RBI single), Caroline Braungard (double).
- Pitching: Taylor Harcum (loss, 1-6, 3.2 innings, eight hits, seven runs, two walks, one strikeout), Milly Kawabata (1/3 inning, three hits, one run, zero walks, zero strikeouts), Maddie Bennett (three innings, four hits, three runs, two unearned runs, one walk, five strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen picked up six hits in the loss, drew two walks, and left seven runners on base.
- Washington committed two errors, leading to two unearned runs for the Lions.

For The College of Jew Jersey (9-2)
- Hitting: Suitovsky (2-for-5, double, five RBI's, walk, run scored), Mayernik (2-for-5, double, RBI), Immerso (3-for-3, double, two runs), Bennett (3-for-4, RBI, three runs, stolen base), McGuire (3-for-4, run).
- Pitching: Kristen Barrera (win, 2-0, five innings, four hits, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts), Sara Bielamowicz (two innings, two hits, one run, one walk, four strikeouts).
- The Lions picked up 15 hits in the win, drew three walks, and left seven runners on base.
- TCNJ played a clean game, committing zero errors.

Notes
- Segrest 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 an on base percentage of .556 this season after the game against TCNJ, leading the Shorewomen in that category.

#17 Kean 9, Washington College 8

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen struck first in the top of the first inning when DiPrimio doubled off the top of the fence in left center field, bringing home Allyson Meil. Braungard was thrown out at the plate trying to score on the play.
- Kean scored four unearned runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead. The Cougars tied the game courtesy of an RBI double to left field from Cayleen Rizo, bringing home Julie Raba, who reached on an error. Rizo would later score on a fielders choice to give the Cougars a 2-1 lead. A bloop single to right field from Kacie Worswick scored Jacqueline Riley and gave Kean a 3-1 lead, and Nicole Vassallo scored on a passed ball to give the Cougars a 4-1 lead after one.
- The Shorewomen got a run back in the top of the second when Butler scored on a wild pitch to cut the lead to 4-2. 
- A double down the left field line from Edwards brought home Julia Hallman to make it a 4-3 lead, and Brittany Walker scored on a passed ball to tie the game 4-4. Butler then delivered a two strike, two run home run to deep center, bringing home Regan Horan to give Washington a 6-4 lead.
- The Cougars tied the game at 6-6 in the bottom of the fourth when Katie Debbie hit a two run double into the left field corner, bringing home both Raba and Olivia Zengel. Erin Hollyfield would then hit a two out single to right field, driving home Debbie to give Kean back the lead at 7-6.
- DiPrimio gave the Shorewomen back the lead with a two out, two run home run over the fence in right center field, bringing home Braungard to put Washington ahead 8-7.
- The Cougars took the lead back in the bottom of the sixth on a two out, bloop single to right field from Riley, bringing home Hollyfield and Debbie, who beat a close throw to the plate, to give Kean a 9-8 lead.  

For the Shorewomen (5-11)
- Hitting: DiPrimio (4-for-4, career high in hits, double, home run, career high tying three RBI's), Butler (2-for-3, double, home run, two RBI's, two runs), Moery (2-for-4), Edwards (double, walk, RBI, run), Meil (two walks, run, stolen base).
- Pitching: Butler (3.1 innings, six hits, six runs, two earned runs, two walks, zero strikeouts), Harcum (loss, 1-7, 2.2 innings, five hits, three runs, zero walks, one strikeout).
- The Shorewomen collected 10 hits in the loss, drew four walks, and left five runners on base.
- Washington committed two errors, leading to four unearned runs for the Cougars, all in the first inning.

For #17 Kean (9-1)
- Hitting: Riley (2-for-4, three RBI's, run), Debbie (double, two RBI's, walk, two runs), Raba (3-for-4, double, two runs), Hollyfield (2-for-4, RBI, run), Rizzo (double, RBI, run).
- Pitching: Kaitlin Stahlbrand (2.1 innings, four hits, five runs, four walks, zero strikeouts), Riley (win, 1-0, 4.2 innings, six hits, three runs, zero walks, five strikeouts).
- The Cougars collected 11 hits in the win, drew two walks, and left six runners on base.
- Kean committed one error, but it led to zero unearned Washington runs.

Notes
- DiPrimio was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the fifth time in her career. Her home run today was the third of her Shorewomen career.
- Butler's home run was her second of the season.
- The last time the Shorewomen hit two home runs in a game was on April 25th, 2015 in a 6-3 loss to McDaniel. Washington hit two home runs in three separate games during the 2015 season. 

Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/16 v. Cortland - 9:00 a.m. (Diamond 9 Sunkissed Games - Kissimmee, Florida)
3/16 v. Eastern Connecticut State - 11:15 a.m. (Diamond 9 Sunkissed Games - Kissimmee, Florida)
- The Shorewomen played against Cortland in Florida in 2016, falling 2-1 when Cortland was ranked #23 in the country.
- Washington will play against Eastern Connecticut State for the first time.
- It will be Washington's last two games of their 2018 spring break trip.