Shorewomen Split In Final Games In Florida

Anderson Tosses Shutout Versus Albion

KISSIMMEE, FL –  The Washington College softball team split a pair of games at the Osceola County Complex in non-conference action at the Rebel Spring Games in the team's final two games down in Florida.  The Shorewomen blanked Albion, 9-0, in five innings due to the eight-run rule, before falling to St. Nortbert 11-3 in six innings due to the eight-run rule.  Washington is now 10-3 on the season and went 6-3 in nine games down in the Sunshine State.

Versus Albion (0-9), Washington scored five times in the top of the first to take a 5-0 lead.  Junior Lauren Dockrill (San Diego, CA/Cathedral Catholic) singled home freshman Paige Briganti (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park) for the game's first run.  With the bases loaded and nobody out, sophomore Christine Anderson (Palmer Lake, CO/Lewis-Palmer) worked out a walk to force home senior Lindsey Glascock (Glenwood, MD/Glenelg) to make it 2-0.  Junior Kylie Nottingham (Ocean City, MD/Stephen Decatur) and Anderson scored on a double by sophomore Suzanne Patinella (Fallston, MD/Maryvale Prep) to push the lead to 4-0 with one away and freshman Jaclyn Jayo (Peoria, AZ/Liberty) scored on a sacrifice fly by senior Shaelan Nottingham (Ocean City, MD/Stephen Decatur) to cap the five-run outburst.

The Shorewomen tacked on a run in the top of the third to make it 6-0 and scored three more times in the top of the fifth to take a 9-0 lead and the game ended after the last of the fifth due to the eight-run rule.

Anderson got the win in the circle and is now 3-1 on the year.  She went the distance, scattering three hits, walking one and striking out three.  At the plate, Patinella was 2-for-3 with a career-best three RBI, while Anderson and Jayo scored twice.

For the Britons, Sarah Bucholz took the loss and falls to 0-7.  Only five of the nine runs she allowed were earned as she gave up seven hits and walked four.  Nicole Romain was 2-for-2 at the plate for the Britons.

Against St. Norbert (5-4), the Green Knights scored in the top of the first when Steph Brunette scored on a one-out single by Jessica DeMeuse for the game's first run.  St. Norbert scored three times in the top of the second to take a 4-0 lead.  Brunette hit a two-run triple that plated Mackenzie Dorow and JoAnna Ruppa to give the Green Knights a three-run lead.  Brunette scored on a single by Morgan Buboltz with one away.

The Shorewomen got the board in the last of the second when freshman Sadie Robertson (Cape May Court House, NJ/Middle Township) scored to cut the lead to 4-1.

The Green Knights struck for three in the top of the third when Brunette launched a two-out, three-run homer to score Dorow and Ruppa to make it 7-1.  The Shorewomen got two back in the last of the third to trim the lead to 7-3.  Glascock scored on a no-out two-bagger by Briganti and freshman Clare Hofstedt (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park) came home on a base hit with two away off the bat of Anderson.  However the Green Knights pulled away with one run in the top of the fourth, two in the top of the fifth and one in the top of the sixth to provide the final margin.

Brunette went 4-for-5 with six RBI and four runs scored to spark the St. Norbert offense which had 14 hits.  Ruppa was a perfect 3-for-3 with three runs scored.  Samantha Gross went 2-for-3 with two RBI, Buboltz went 2-for-3 and Dorow scored twice.  In the circle, Morgan Rusch got the win and goes to 4-1.  She went the distance, scattering six hits, striking out four, walking three and allowing three earned runs.

Anderson and Briganti each went 2-for-2 with an RBI for Washington.  In the circle, Cooper took the loss and drops to 6-2.

Washington is back in action eight days from now on Saturday, March 23, when they travel to Franklin & Marshall for the Centennial Conference Opener.

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