Moery Hits First Career Home Run In Game One Win
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Immaculata and host Washington College split a non-conference softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon at Washington College Softball Field. The Shorewomen won game one, 6-3, while the Mighty Macs took game two, 1-0, in eight innings. It was the home opener for the Shorewomen.
Washington College 6 Immaculata 3 (Game 1)
How It Happened
- The Shorewomen took the lead for good in the opener on a solo home run to right-center field off the bat of Grace Moery with one out in the bottom of the first.
- Washington scored five times in the bottom of the second inning to push its lead to 6-0. With one away, Leah Stokes tripled to right to score Julia Hallman to make it 2-0. Stokes would come home when the next hitter Allyson Meil singled up the middle to extend the lead to three. The next hitter, Moery doubled to right-center that plated Meil to make it 4-0 and Moery would score on a two-base hit to left-center by Elaina DiPrimio that gave WC a five-run lead. Maddie Bennett capped the five-run outburst on a single up the middle that scored DiPrimio with two away.
- Immaculata got its first runner on base in the top of the fourth on a one-out walk by Michaela Petito as Washington starting pitcher Rachel Butler retired the first 13 Immaculata hitters.
- The Mighty Macs broke up the shutout and no-hitter on a one-out home run to right-center by Keani Hindle in the top of the fifth.
- Immaculata scored twice in the top of the sixth on a two-out single up the middle by Paige Gerst that plated Annemarie Bartow and Emily Mesey. The inning was kept alive on a fielding error during the at bat prior to Gerst with Hindle at the plate. The Mighty Macs had the tying run at the plate in Sarah Reed, but Butler got her to strike out to end the threat.
- Milly Kawabata came into the game for Washington out of the bullpen and picked up the save as she allowed just a two-out single to preserve the win.
For The Shorewomen (4-3)
- Hitting: Moery (3-for-3, home run, two runs, two RBI, walk), DiPrimio (2-for-4, run, RBI), Stokes (2-for-3, run, RBI), Gabrielle Edwards (2-for-3).
- Pitching: Butler (win 3-1, six innings, five hits, three runs, one earned, two walks, seven strikeouts), Kawabata (save 1, one inning, one hit, zero runs)
- Washington committed one error and led to two unearned runs for Immaculata.
- The Shorewomen had 11 hits and drew one walk in the game, while leaving six on base.
For The Mighty Macs (0-1)
- Hitting: Gerst (1-for-3, two RBI), Hindle (1-for-3, home run)
- Pitching: Jessica Bormann (loss 0-1, two innings, eight hits, six runs, six earned, two walks, zero strikeouts), Renee DeAngelis (four innings, three hits, zero runs, one walk, one strikeouts.
- Immaculata did not commit an error.
-The Mighty Macs had six hits and drew two walks, while stranding six on base.
- Moery was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game during the broadcast.
- Butler set career-bests in strikeouts and innings pitched in game.
Immaculata 1 Washington College 0 (Game 2 – 8 Innings)
How It Happened
- The Mighty Macs got a runner on in scoring position in each of the first three innings, but could not score.
- Washington got a runner to third base with two outs in the last of the second, but Hallman was left stranded.
- In the top of the eighth, a one out groundout by Mesey plated Petito for the game's only run. Petito started the inning on second base due to the international tiebreaker rule.
- With one away in the last of the eighth and Taylor Harcum at second due to the international tiebreaker rule, Jenna Gordon reached on a throwing error and on the throw Harcum tried to score, but Petito was able to grab the bad throw and throw to Mesey to tag out Harcum for the second out. Immaculata pitcher Emma Bischoff got Washington's Chrissy Segrest to ground out for the game's final out.
For The Shorewomen (4-4)
- Hitting: Maddie Bennett (1-for-1), DiPrimio (1-for-3)
- Pitching: Harcum (loss 1-3, five innings, three hits, one run, zero earned, zero walks, four strikeouts), Bennett (three innings, four hits, zero runs, five hits, two walks, two strikeouts)
- The Shorewomen had two hits in the game and drew no walks as they left three on base.
- WC had one error in the field, leading to Immaculata's run.
For Immaculata (1-1)
- Hitting: Petito (2-for-4, run), Abigail Carter (2-for-4), Ashley Rey (2-for-3)
- Pitching: Bischoff (loss 1-3, complete game, two hits, zero runs, no walks, six strikeouts)
- The Mighty Macs had seven hits and worked out two walks in the second game as they left nine on base
- Immaculata committed two errors in the field, but did not lead to any unearned runs.
- DiPrimio was named was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game during the broadcast.
- It was Washington's second straight home opener that happened prior to spring break.
3/10 v. Rhodes – 9:00 a.m. (Sunkissed Games – Kissimmee, Fla.)
3/10 v. Arcadia – 1:30 p.m. (Sunkissed Games – Kissimmee, Fla.)
- Team's first two games in Kissimmee, Fla.
- Arcadia is located in Glenside, Pa. and Rhodes is located in Memphis, Tenn.