DiMarcello, Moery Both Hit Home Runs In Opener
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting Stockton and host Washington College split a pair of high scoring, back and forth games today in non-conference softball action at the Washington College Softball Field in Chestertown, Maryland. The Shorewomen got home runs from Rachel DiMarcello (Middletown, Del. / St. Georges Tech) and Grace Moery (Alexandria, Va. / West Potomac) and won the opening game 7-5 before the Ospreys took the second game, 9-8.
Washington College 7, Stockton 5 (Game One)
How It Happened
- Washington struck for three runs in the bottom of the first. DiMarcello got the scoring started with a double to the fence in right center field, bringing in Caroline Braungard. Megan Robbins followed with a double to right field of her own, chasing in Brittany Walker and DiMarcello to put the Shorewomen ahead 3-0.
- The Ospreys took advantage of an error to score four unearned runs in the top of the second. Ashley Lobell scored with the bases loaded on a muffed throw at the plate to put Stockton on the board. Meg Murzello then cleared the bases with a double to deep left center field, bringing home Morgan DiVello, Lilly James, and Angie Dunphy to put Stockton up 4-3.
- Washington loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the second and got the lead back when Braungard doubled to left center field, scoring Moery and Julia Hallman to make it a 5-4 game. Alyssa Vieira then drew a walk to re-load the bases with nobody out, but the Shorewomen would not score any further runs in the inning.
- Stockton loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the fifth, but Shorewomen relief pitcher Rachel Butler got the next two batters to hit into a fielders choice in which the runner on third base was forced out at the plate and then struck out pinch hitter Megan Katzmar to end the inning.
- Washington pushed the lead to 6-4 in the bottom of the fifth when DiMarcello led off the inning with a solo home run to left center field.
- The lead grew to 7-4 in the bottom of the sixth when Moery led off the inning with a solo home run of her own to left center field.
- The Ospreys got a run back in the top of the seventh to set the score at 7-5 when Leah McCray scored on a two out fielding error.
For the Shorewomen (7-13)
- Hitting: DiMarcello (3-for-4, home run, double, two RBI's, two runs), Braungard (2-for-3, double, two RBI's, walk, run), Moery (home run, RBI, walk, two runs, stolen base), Robbins (double, two RBI's), Walker (2-for-4, double, run), Hallman (run, stolen base).
- Pitching: Maddie Bennett (win, 5-5, four innings, two hits, four unearned runs, one walk, three strikeouts), Butler (save, 2, three innings, one hit, one unearned run, zero walks, two strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen collected 11 hits in the win, drew three walks, and left seven runners on base.
- Washington committed three errors, allowing all five runs for the Ospreys to be unearned.
For Stockton (9-6)
- Hitting: Murzello (hit, three RBI's, stolen base), Lobell (hit, run, stolen base), McCray (hit, run), Dunphy (run, stolen base), DiVello (walk, run), James (run).
- Pitching: Marissa Semeraro (loss, 3-1, one inning, six hits, five runs, two walks, zero strikeouts), Victoria Torp (five innings, five hits, two runs, one walk, one strikeout).
- The Ospreys had just three hits in the loss, drew one walk, and left seven runners on base.
- Stockton played a clean defensive game, committing zero errors.
- DiMarcello was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the second time in her career. She becomes the first Shorewomen freshman to hit multiple home runs in a season since Hannah Spohn hit three home runs back in 2015.
- The win today was the 32nd career win for Bennett, moving her past Taylor Harcum for second place on the Shorewomen's career wins list. Kristin Cooper holds the record with 47 wins.
- The last time the Shorewomen hit multiple home runs in a game came last year when Butler and Elaina DiPrimio each hit two run home runs against #17 Kean on March 14th, 2018.
Stockton 9, Washington College 8 (Game Two)
How It Happened
- Stockton got the scoring started in the top of the first when McCray singled through the right side of the infield, scoring Casey Schieda and Murzello to put the Ospreys ahead 2-0. McCray scored on a fielding error to push the lead to 3-0, and a single up the middle from DiVello scored Dunphy to set the score at 4-0.
- Washington responded with a pair of two out runs in the bottom of the first inning. A single to left center field from DiMarcello chased in Leah Stokes and cut the lead to 4-1, and Robbins followed with a double up the middle, which brought home DiMarcello to make it a 4-2 game.
- Stockton picked up two more runs in the top of the second when McCray singled up the middle to bring in Murzello and Schieda scored on a groundout to set the score at 6-2.
- The Ospreys added a run in the top of the third to make it a 7-2 game when DiVello scored from second on a two out throwing error.
- Washington then exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Vieira started the scoring with a single down the left field line, bringing home Moery. Walker followed with a hard hit single to first base as the ball got into shallow right field, scoring Vieira and Stokes to cut the lead to 7-5. Chrissy Segrest followed with a single to center field, bringing home Hallman to make it a 7-6 game, and Walker would tie the game at 7-7 when she scored on a wild pitch. A sacrifice fly to center field from pinch hitter Amelia Mazza scored Robbins and gave Washington the lead at 8-7.
- Schieda singled to third base to start the top of the sixth and McCray followed with a two run home run to deep center field to give Stockton the lead back at 9-8.
- The Shorewomen got the potential tying and go ahead runs aboard in the bottom of the sixth with two away, but a strikeout ended the inning.
- Washington again got the potential tying and winning runs on with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh, but would not score.
For the Shorewomen (7-14)
- Hitting: DiMarcello (2-for-3, RBI, walk, run), Vieira (2-for-4, RBI, run), Walker (hit, two RBI's), Robbins (double, RBI, run), Segrest (hit, RBI, two walks), Moery (hit, run, stolen base), Stokes (two walks, two runs), Hallman (run), Mazza (RBI).
- Pitching: Butler (three innings, nine hits, seven runs, three earned, zero walks, three strikeouts), Bennett (loss, 5-6, four innings, four hits, two runs, four walks, five strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen had eight hits in the loss, drew five walks, and left eight runners on base.
- Washington committed three errors, leading to four unearned runs for the Ospreys.
For Stockton (10-6)
- Hitting: McCray (3-for-4, home run, five RBI's, walk, two runs, stolen base), Murzello (4-for-4, two runs), Schieda (2-for-4, three runs, two stolen bases), James (2-for-2, two walks), DiVello (hit, RBI, run, stolen base), Dunphy (hit, run), Cosenzo (RBI), Lobell (walk, stolen base).
- Pitching: Samantha Huetter (4.1 innings, seven hits, seven runs, three walks, two strikeouts), Dunphy (0.2 innings, one hit, one run, zero walks, one strikeout), Semeraro (win, 4-1, two innings, zero hits, zero runs, two walks, two strikeouts).
- The Ospreys collected 13 hits in the win, drew four walks, and left 10 runners on base.
- Stockton committed three errors, but they did not lead to any unearned Shorewomen runs.
- Segrest was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the third time in her career. She reached base safely in all three of her plate appearances in the game, and her eight RBI's this season surpasses her total of last year.
- DiMarcello sits at third in the Centennial Conference with 17 RBI's after today.
- The Shorewomen and the Ospreys split the non-conference doubleheader for the second consecutive year.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/30 @ Franklin & Marshall - 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference double-header)
- The Shorewomen swept the Diplomats last year, highlighted by DiPrimio's walk off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game Two.
- It will be the Centennial Conference opening doubleheader for both teams.