Shorewomen Win Pair of Games in Kissimmee
Shorewomen Beat Centenary, 6-2, and Framingham State, 7-3;
Patinella Hits First Collegiate Home Run
KISSIMMEE, FL -- The Washington College softball team improved to 6-5 on the season by winning a pair of contests at the Rebel Spring Games today in Kissimmee, FL. The Shorewomen opened the afternoon with a 6-2 win over Centenary (NJ) and followed with a 7-3 victory over Framingham State.
In their first game of the day, the Shorewomen fell behind, 1-0, to Centenary in the bottom pof the first inning on an RBI double by Katie Ciecwisz. Washington jumped in front, 2-1, in the top of the third as freshman shortstop Suzanne Patinella (Fallston, MD/Maryvale Prep) hit her first collegiate home run. Centenary evened the score in the bottom of that frame when Caitlin Veverka stole home on a double steal. Washington retook the lead in the top of the fifth when sophomore first baseman Lauren Dockrill (San Diego, CA/Cathedral Catholic) scored on an error. The Shorewomen increased the lead to 5-2 when Dockrill hit a two-run double in the top of the sixth. Washington added a run in the seventh on an RBI pinch-hit single by junior Brittany Walter (Forest Hill, MD/C. Milton Wright) to round out the scoring.
Patinella finished the game 3-for-3 with a walk, two RBI, and a run scored, while Dockrill was 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI, and a run scored. Junior center fielder Lindsey Glascock (Glenwood, MD/Glenelg) also went 2-for-3 with a walk and added a run scored.
Freshman Kristin Cooper (Georgetown, DE/Sussex Central) got the win for Washington, allowing three runs, two of them earned, on three hits and three walks while fanning 10 batters. Senior Meaghan Kimme (Lumberton, NJ/Holy Cross) pitched a perfect seventh inning.
Ciecwisz was the only Cyclone with multiple hits in the game, going 2-for-3.
The Shorewomen jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead against Framingham State. Dockrill hit an RBI double and Patinella drove her in with a single for a pair of runs in the first inning and Dockrill added a two-run single in the second to build the four-run lead. Framingham State got a run back in the third when Kyle Fortin scored on a wild pitch, but an RBI double by Glascock in the bottom of that frame pushed the lead to 5-1. A sacrifice fly by sophomore catcher Kylie Nottingham (Ocean City, MD/Stephen Decatur) in the fourth plated Washington's sixth run. RBI singles by Alyssa Begin and Alyssa Shea in the fifth pulled Framingham State back to within three runs at 6-3. Walter scored on a squeeze bunt by freshman Christine Anderson (Palmer Lake, CO/Lewis-Palmer) in the bottom of the fifth to complete the scoring.
Washington pounded out a total of 13 hits in the game. Dockrill went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored, while freshman designated player Kelsey Graham (Dunkirk, MD/Northern), senior third baseman Sally Snover (Charlotte, NC/Myers Park), and Walter each went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Patinella ended the game2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Senior Jill Piasecki (Galena, MD/Kent County) got the win for the Shorewomen, allowing three runs, two of them earned, on five hits and two walks in five innings. Anderson moved from right field to the circle for the final two innings and retired the side in order in each frame.
The Shorewomen conclude play at the Rebel Spring Games tomorrow when they will play Mareitta and Mount St. Joseph in Kissimmee at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., respectively.