Segrest Drives In Career Best Four Runs Against Cortland; Horan Does The Same Against Warriors; Kawabata Preserves Win Against Warriors With Five Strikeouts In Two Innings
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A two out, two run single from Taylor Harcum in the bottom of the sixth inning completed a 10 run rally against Cortland as the Washington College softball team picked up a pair of wins at the Osceola County Softball Complex on the fifth and final day of competition for the Shorewomen at the Diamond 9 Sunkissed Games in Kissimmee, Florida. The Shorewomen erased a 10-0 deficit to defeat Cortland 11-10 in the first game of the day before holding on to beat Eastern Connecticut State 7-6 in game two.
Washington College 11, Cortland 10
How It Happened
- The Red Dragons took advantage of three Shorewomen errors to plate five unearned runs in the top of the second. Skyler Hoyt scored on a throwing error to give Cortland the lead, then Tori Scharff scored on a wild pitch to push the lead to 2-0. Sara Van Dorn then singled to shortstop, bringing home Taylor Felicello to make it a 3-0 game. Andrea Schoonmaker then delivered a single up the middle, chasing home Danielle Olive, and Ericka Sadowski capped the inning with a single through the left side, bringing home Schoonmaker to give the Red Dragons a 5-0 lead.
- Olive would push the lead to 7-0 in the top of the third when she hit a two run double to right center field, chasing home Felicello and Hoyt. Jordyn Steele would then deliver a two out, pinch hit double to left center field, bringing in Olive to extend the Cortland lead to 8-0. Sadowski followed with a bloop single to left center field, scoring Steele, and Schoonmaker would later score as Sadowski was caught in a two out rundown between first and second to make it a 10-0 Cortland advantage.
- The Shorewomen got on the board in the bottom of the third when Elaina DiPrimio singled up the middle, bringing in Regan Horan. Rachel Butler then drew a full count, two out, bases loaded walk, bringing in Leah Stokes. Chrissy Segrest cleared the bases on the next pitch with a double into the right field corner, scoring Butler, DiPrimio, and Allyson Meil to cut the lead in half and make it a 10-5 game.
- Washington cut the lead to 10-6 in the bottom of the fifth when Butler singled to right field, bringing in Julia Hallman. Segrest then singled up the middle, driving in Grace Moery to cut the lead to 10-7.
- With Leah Stokes on third and two away in the bottom of the sixth, DiPrimio took a 1-2 pitch and socked a two run home run to dead center field, her second home run of the week, to bring Washington back within a run at 10-9.
- Washington would later take an 11-10 lead and complete the comeback when Harcum hit a two run single to left center field, bringing in Butler and Moery.
For the Shorewomen (6-11)
- Hitting: DiPrimio (3-for-4, home run, three RBI's, two runs), Segrest (2-for-3, double, career high four RBI's, walk), Butler (2-for-3, walk, two RBI's, two runs), Stokes (2-for-3, double, two runs), Harcum (two RBI's), Moery (hit, walk, two runs).
- Pitching: Butler (three innings, eight hits, 10 runs, five earned, one walk, zero strikeouts), Milly Kawabata (two innings, zero hits, zero runs, zero walks, two strikeouts), Harcum (win, 2-7, two innings, one hit, zero runs, zero walks, one strikeout).
- The Shorewomen picked up 13 hits in the win, drew three walks, and left six runners on base.
- Washington committed three errors, leading to five unearned runs for the Red Dragons.
For Cortland (4-5)
- Hitting: Schoonmaker (3-for-4, RBI, two runs), Sadowski (2-for-4, two RBI's), Olive (double, two RBI's, two runs).
- Pitching: Van Dorn (4.1 innings, six hits, seven runs, three earned runs, two walks, nine strikeouts), Courtney Kane (1.1 innings, five hits, three runs, zero walks, one strikeout), Joelle Salisbury (loss, 2-3, 1/3 innings, two hits, one run, one walk, one strikeout).
- The Red Dragons picked up nine hits in the loss, drew one walk, and left two runners on base.
- Cortland committed one error, but it led to four unearned runs for the Shorewomen.
- DiPrimio was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the sixth time in her career. She also hit a two run home run against #17 Kean on Wednesday afternoon.
- DiPrimio extended her hit streak to seven games with her three hits.
- Harcum had just one hit in her previous 14 at bats before her two run single.
Washington College 7, Eastern Connecticut 6
How It Happened
- The Shorewomen struck first in the top of the first inning when Meil scored on a wild pitch. Horan would then hit a sacrifice fly to center field, bringing home Moery to give Washington a 2-0 lead. Washington got both of their runs despite recording a hit in the first inning.
- The Warriors cut the lead in half at 2-1 in the bottom of the first as Alexis Tyrrell scored on a squeeze play from third off the bat of Sara Pisanelli.
- The Warriors tied the game at 2-2 when Jessica Seymour scored on a two out fielding error. Pisanelli gave the Warriors a 3-2 lead with a single to left field, bringing home Tyrrell.
- Washington tied the game 3-3 in the top of the third when DiPrimio scored on a fielders choice off the bat of Butler. Horan then stepped up and delivered a three run home run to left field, her first career home run, bringing home Butler and Kerrigan Buck to put the Shorewomen ahead 6-3.
- DiPrimio gave Washington a 7-3 lead in the top of the fourth when she hit a double off the top of the fence to drive in Moery.
- The Warriors cut the lead to 7-4 in the bottom of the fifth when Megan Hodgdon scored from second base on a fielding error. Christine Guyette and Crysta Wolski would score on another fielding error with two away to cut the lead to 7-6.
- Kawabata shut things down from there, retiring all six batters she faced, five of them by way of strikeout, as the Shorewomen held on for the 7-6 win.
For the Shorewomen (7-11)
- Hitting: Horan (home run, career high four RBI's), DiPrimio (2-for-3, two doubles, RBI, walk, run), Harcum (2-for-3, double), Segrest (2-for-4), Moery (walk, two runs).
- Pitching: Harcum (win, 3-7, five innings, eight hits, six runs, one earned, one walk, three strikeouts), Kawabata (save, 2, two innings, zero hits, zero runs, zero walks, five strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen collected eight hits in the win, drew four walks, and left six runners on base.
- Washington committed five errors, leading to five unearned runs for the Warriors.
For Eastern Connecticut State (2-7)
- Hitting: Pisanelli (two RBI's), Tyrrell (2-for-4, two runs, stolen base).
- Pitching: Morgan Sanson (loss, 1-1, seven innings, eight hits, seven runs, five earned, four walks, four strikeouts).
- The Warriors collected eight hits in the loss, drew one walk, and left seven runners on base.
- Eastern Connecticut State committed one error, leading to two unearned Washington runs.
- Horan was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the second time in her career. Her home run today was the first home run of her career.
- DiPrimio extended her hit streak to eight games with a double in the third inning.
- Kawabata matched her career high with five strikeouts.
- The Shorewomen finish their spring break trip with a 3-7 record. With the exception of an 11-3 loss to TCNJ, the other six losses were by a combined 11 runs.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/24 @ Muhlenberg - 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference doubleheader)
- It will be the Centennial opener for the Shorewomen, who were picked to win the conference in the CC preseason poll.