Shorewomen and Diplomats Split Centennial Doubleheader

Shorewomen and Diplomats Split Centennial Doubleheader

WC Rallies to Capture Game Two

LANCASTER, Pa. – Visiting Washington College and host Franklin & Marshall split a Centennial Conference softball doubleheader afternoon at Baker Campus Softball Field.  The Diplomats downed the Shorewomen, 2-1, in game one, while the Shorewomen returned the favor in game two by a 6-5 score, rallying from 5-2 down, including scoring twice in the top of the seventh inning for the winning runs.  The Shorewomen are now 8-15 overall and 1-1 in the Centennial, while the Diplomats are 7-9 and 1-1 respectively as both teams opened the Centennial slate today. 

Franklin & Marshall 2 Washington College 1 (Game 1)

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen took the lead in the top of the second inning on a one-out double to left field by Megan Robbins that scored Alyssa Vieira.
- Franklin & Marshall took the lead in the bottom of the third with a pair of runs on a two-out single to center by Lexi Piccinich that drove in both Jamie Belfer and Sam Martin.
- In the top of the seventh, WC got a one out single by Robbins, but Diplomats' pitcher Sabrina Ryan got Alli Saul to ground into a game-ending double play to give F&M the opener.  

For the Shorewomen (7-15, 0-1 CC)
- Hitting: Robbins (2-for-3, RBI), Vieira (run)
- Pitching: Maddie Bennett (loss 5-7, four innings, four hits, two runs, two earned, zero walks, three strikeouts), Rachel Butler (two innings, one hit, zero runs, one walk, zero strikeouts).
- Washington committed one error, leading to zero Franklin & Marshall runs.
- The Shorewomen had five hits and drew zero walks in the game, while leaving four on base.

For Franklin & Marshall (7-8, 1-0 CC)
- Hitting: Belfer (2-for-2, run), Piccinich (two RBI)
- Pitching: Ryan (win 4-2, complete game five-hitter, one run, one earned, zero walks, eight strikeouts)
- Franklin & Marshall did not commit an error, while working out five hits.
- The Diplomats drew two walks, had one get hit by the pitch and stranded five runners on base.

Washington College 6 Franklin & Marshall 5 (Game 2)

How It Happened
- In the top of the first inning, a pair of back-to-back RBI singles with two outs by Chrissy Segrest and Robbins gave Washington a quick 2-0 lead.
- The Diplomats answered with two in their half of first inning as Belfer scored on a squeeze bunt with nobody out and with two outs Piccinich tied the game after she doubled on a base hit to center by Abi Buell.
- F&M scored three times in the bottom of the second to take a 5-2 lead.  Hannah Salvucci with nobody out socked a two-run homer to left to also score Ella Glenn to make it 4-2.  With two away, Christine Miles came across on an error by the Shorewomen to give the hosts a three-run lead.
- WC began its comeback in the top of the third with a single with nobody out to left by Rachel DiMarcello that drove home Vieira to cut the lead to 5-3.
- In the top of the fifth, Vieira came home on a one away sacrifice fly by Robbins to trim the lead to 5-4.
- With one out in the top of the seventh, Robbins doubled through the right side to drive in Brittany Walker to tie the contest at 5-5.  With two outs, Alli Saul singled up the middle to knock in Robbins to give the Shorewomen a one-run lead, 6-5.
- Butler retired F&M in order in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.

For The Shorewomen (8-15, 1-1 CC)
- Hitting: Vieira (4-for-4, three runs), DiMarcello (2-for-3, walk, run, RBI), Walker (2-for-4, run), Robbins (2-for-3, three RBI, run), Saul (2-for-4, RBI)
- Pitching: Butler (win 3-7, six innings, six hits, one run, zero earned, two walks, five strikeouts)
- The Shorewomen had 14 hits and worked out a walk in the game as they left nine on base.
- WC had two errors in the field, leading to one F&M run.

For Franklin & Marshall (7-9, 1-1 CC)
- Hitting: Salvucci (2-for-3, home run, two RBI), Glenn (2-for-3, run), Piccinich (1-for-2, two walks, run)
- Pitching: Ryan (loss 4-3, five runs, eight hits, three runs, three earned, one walk, seven strikeouts)
- The Diplomats had 10 hits, had a pair get on via hit by pitch and worked out two walks as they left nine stranded on the basepaths.
- Franklin & Marshall committed zero errors in the field.

Notes
- Washington has won seven of the past eight versus F&M.

Up Next
4/3 @ Haverford (2) – 3:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Twinbill)