Walker Reaches Safely In Four Of Six Plate Appearances On The Day
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Washington College softball team closed out their spring break trip to Florida with a pair of one run losses today in games played on Field 3 at Fortune Road at THE Spring Games in Kissimmee, Florida. The Shorewomen dropped their opening game of the day 2-1 to Keene State before falling to St. Joseph's (L.I.) 3-2 in their final game in Florida.
Keene State 2, Washington College 1
How It Happened
- Keene State took the lead in the bottom of the first when Molly St. Germain doubled to the fence in left center field, bringing home Julie Elwell.
- Washington tied the game in the top of the second when Brittany Walker hit a two out double into the right field corner, scoring Rachel DiMarcello.
- The Owls grabbed a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Courtney Votto scored from second base on a two out throwing error.
- Washington got the potential tying and go ahead runs aboard in the top of the seventh, but could not score.
For the Shorewomen (4-10)
- Hitting: Walker (double, RBI, walk), DiMarcello (walk, run).
- Pitching: Maddie Bennett (loss, 2-5, six innings, five hits, two runs, one earned run, two walks, four strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen had four hits in the loss, drew two walks, and left six runners on base.
- Washington committed two errors, leading to one unearned run for the Owls.
For Keene State (4-5)
- Hitting: St. Germain (2-for-3, double, RBI), Votto (hit, walk, run, stolen base), Elwell (walk, run, stolen base)
- Pitching: St. Germain (win, 2-3, seven innings, four hits, one run, two walks, four strikeouts).
- The Owls had five hits in the win, drew two walks, and left six runners on base.
- Keene State committed one error, but it did not lead to any Shorewomen runs.
- Walker 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 three RBI's this season, already surpassing her total of last year.
- Alyssa Vieira extended her hit streak to eight games with a single to third base in the top of the third inning.
St. Joseph's (L.I.) 3, Washington College 2
How It Happened
- Washington got on the board in the bottom of the first when Megan Robbins singled up the middle, driving in Leah Stokes. Rachel Butler made it a 2-0 Washington lead when she grounded out to second base, which scored Walker.
- St. Joseph's (L.I.) got runners on second and third in the top of the second inning, but a pop out to Stokes at second base ended the inning.
- The Golden Eagles loaded the bases with nobody out and got on the board in the top of the fifth when Franzelyn Russo singled to left center field, bringing home Aryana Caputo. Lyndsay Smocer then tied the game at 2-2 with a single to center field, which brought home Jilliam McFadzen. Lindsay Ness gave the Golden Eagles a 3-2 lead when she hit a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Jenna DeFina.
- Washington got runners on first and second with one out in the bottom of the sixth, but a pair of fly balls to left field ended the inning.
- The Shorewomen again loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh, but a fly out to left field and a double play on a popped up bunt on a squeeze attempt ended the game.
For the Shorewomen (4-11)
- Hitting: Robbins (hit, RBI), Butler (RBI), Stokes (hit, walk, run), Walker (hit, walk, run), Vieira (walk).
- Pitching: Butler (loss, 2-5, four innings, five hits, three runs, four walks, two strikeouts), Bennett (three innings, zero hits, zero runs, zero walks, two strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen had three hits in the loss, drew three walks, and left five runners on base.
- Washington played a clean game defensively, committing zero errors.
For St. Joseph's (L.I.) (1-0)
- Hitting: Russo (hit, RBI), Smocer (hit, RBI), Ness (RBI), McFadzen (walk, run), DeFina (2-for-4, run, stolen base), Elise Grau (hit, walk, stolen base), Caputo (run, stolen base), Alyssa Rivera (two walks).
- Pitching: Rivera (win, 1-0, six innings, three hits, two runs, two walks, one strikeout), Katelynn Valente (save, 1, one inning, zero hits, zero runs, one walk, one srikeout).
- The Golden Eagles had five hits in the win, drew four walks, and left four runners on base.
- St. Joseph's (L.I.) committed one error, but it did not lead to any unearned Shorewomen runs.
- Bennett was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the eighth time in her career. After both games today, Bennett is in sixth place on the Shorewomen career list for innings pitched at 312.2 innings.
- Vieira's hit streak was snapped at eight games, but a walk drawn by her to start the seventh inning ran her streak of games reaching base safely to nine straight.
- Washington did not record a hit after gathering three hits in the first inning.
- The Shorewomen competed in games in three different cities in Florida this week: two games in Clermont, two games in Winter Haven, and six games in Kissimmee. Washington finishes their 10 game spring break trip to Florida at 3-7 for the second year in a row.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/21 v. Stockton - 2:00 p.m. (non-conference doubleheader)
- The Shorewomen and Ospreys split a doubleheader to open the season last year, with Stockton winning 3-0 and Washington winning 2-1 in a game that was called after five innings due to darkness.
- It will be the home opener for the Shorewomen, after their scheduled home opening doubleheader against Randolph-Macon on March 6th was postponed due to sub-freezing temperatures.