Team Will Play Muhlenberg In First Game of the 2013 CC Softball Tournament
WESTMINSTER, MD – Host McDaniel swept visiting Washington College on Saturday afternoon in a Centennial Conference softball doubleheader on the campus of McDaniel. The Green Terror took game one by a 7-2 score and captured game two, 4-3. The Green Terror improve to 21-15 overall and 10-6 in the conference, while the Shorewomen fall to 23-16 and 9-7 respectively.
Washington will now be the four seed in the 2013 Centennial Conference Softball Tournament which will take play May 4-5 at Muhlenberg in Allentown, PA. The Shorewomen will take on top seed and host Muhlenberg (14-2 CC), which is scheduled to be played at noon on May 4 in the second game of the day. The first game of the day will be between #3 Haverford (10-6 CC) and reigning conference champion, #2 McDaniel and that game is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m.
The Green Terror made it 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning when Tracy Davis socked a solo home run over the left field fence with two outs. Jaclyn Liebowitz homered to right field with one out in the last of the fourth to put McDaniel up by a 2-0 score. McDaniel would tack on five more runs with two outs in the fourth to push the lead to 7-0. Leigh Blohm made it 4-0 on a two-run single to right and she would come home on a Rachel Sidney single to left to increase the lead to five runs. Davis capped the scoring with her second home run of the game, a two-run blast to left to give McDaniel a seven-run lead.
Washington got onto the board in the top of the sixth when freshman Jaclyn Jayo (Peoria, AZ/Liberty) hit a two-run longball to left to also score junior Kylie Nottingham (Ocean City, MD/Stephen Decatur) with one out to cut the lead to 7-2 and provided the final margin.
Davis sparked the McDaniel offense in game one with a 3-for-4, three RBI and two run effort as the hosts had eight hits. Liebowitz was 2-for-3, while Leigh Blohm drove in two. In the circle, Caroline Brehm gets the victory and improves to 19-8. She went the entire way, striking out nine and walking one, while giving up four hits and two runs.
Jayo had two RBI for WC, while junior Lauren Dockrill (San Diego, CA/Cathedral Catholic) had two of the four hits for the Shorewomen. In the circle, sophomore pitcher Kristin Cooper (Georgetown, DE/Sussex Central) took the loss and falls to 11-8. She went the first five innings.
Washington had two errors in the opener, while McDaniel had no errors. No unearned runs were scored though.
In game two, Stephanie Maring of McDaniel opened the scoring with a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the first to score Davis and Stacy Armacost to make it 2-0. The Green Terror tacked on two more runs in the last of the second to make it 4-0. With one out, Emily Sneeringer scored on a fielding error to push the lead to 3-0 and with two away, Sidney came home on a single to left by Armacost to give the hosts a four run cushion.
Washington got onto the board in the top of the fourth with a three-run frame. Sophomore Suzanne Patinella (Fallston, MD/Maryvale Prep) socked a two-run home run to center to also score Dockrill to cut the lead to 4-2 with nobody out. With two away, freshman Jennifer Hanner (Lancaster, PA/Penn Manor) came home on a single to left by freshman Paige Briganti (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park).
In the top of the seventh, WC had the tying run at second base and the go ahead run at first with Patinella at the plate, but Brehm got Patinella to strike out looking to end the game and the doubleheader.
Armacost and Sidney both had two hits in the win as McDaniel had seven hits in the win, while Maring had a pair of RBI for the hosts. In the circle, Brehm got her second win of the day and is now 20-8. She struck out 10, walked three, gave up six hits and three earned runs in going the entire way.
For Washington, Briganti and Dockrill had two hits each, while Patinella drove in two. WC had six hits in game two. Pitching wise, sophomore pitcher Christine Anderson (Palmer Lake, CO/Lewis-Palmer) took the loss and drops to 9-7. She went the entire way, giving up four runs, three earned on seven hits. Anderson walked two and struck out three.
WC committed three errors in the game which led to one McDaniel unearned run, while McDaniel did not commit an error.
The Shorewomen are in the conference tournament for third straight year and fourth time overall.