Washington Tops Clarkson 9-0 After Falling to Host Salisbury 8-0 in First Game
SALISBURY, Md. – Senior outfielder Elaina DiPrimio (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) became the 22nd Washington College softball player to record 100 career hits as the Washington College softball team split a pair of games in the first day of the Salisbury University Softball Tournament at Salisbury University Softball Field on Saturday. The Shorewomen fell in their first contest to host Salisbury, 8-0, in five innings due to the eight-run rule, but bounced back to blank Clarkson, 9-0, in five innings due to the eight-run rule.
Salisbury 8 Washington College 0 (Five Innings)
How It Happened
- With two outs in the bottom of the first inning, Madeira Alexander scored on a wild pitch for the game's first run.
- In the last of the third, Dakotah Fraley scored on a two-out muffed throw on a fielder's choice to give Salisbury a 2-0 lead.
- Washington got a runner at third with nobody out in the top of the fourth, but Julia Hallman was thrown at the plate trying to score on a fielder's choice hit Amelia Trotter at third base off the bat of Rachel Butler.
- The hosts took control of the game with a six-run bottom half of the fourth. Salisbury extended its lead to 4-0 in the bottom half of the fourth on a single down the right field line by Fraley that plated Trotter and Cat Ramagnano with one out. Annie Pietanza made it 5-0 with an RBI base hit through the left side and Alexander made it 7-0 with a two-run double to right-center. Lilly Wingo scored the final run of the frame on a sacrifice fly by Emily Allen.
- Washington got one runner on in the top of the fifth, but did not score and the game ended due to the eight-run rule.
For The Shorewomen (1-2)
- Hitting: Allyson Meil (1-for-3, double), Butler and Gabrielle Edwards (1-for-2)
- Pitching: Taylor Harcum (loss 0-2, 3 1/3 innings, five hits, six runs, five earned, three walks, one strikeout)
- Washington had three hits in the game, worked out two walks and left five on base.
- The Shorewomen committed one error that led to one unearned run.
For Salisbury (4-1)
-Hitting: Fraley (2-for-2, three runs, two RBI), three runs, two walks and two hits), LeAnne Collins (2-for-2, run), Alexander (two RBI, double)
- Pitching: Shannon Powell (win 2-1, five innings, three hits, zero runs, two walks, four strikeouts)
- The Sea Gulls had eight hits, worked out four walks and left six on base.
- Salisbury had zero errors in the game.
Washington College 9 Clarkson 0 (Five Innings)
How It Happened
- The Shorewomen took control of the game with a seven-run bottom of the third inning. With two on and one out, DiPrimio hit a single through the right side for her 100th career hit. On the play, Meil scored on a throwing error by the Golden Knights to give WC a 1-0 lead. Grace Moery would score on a wild pitch during the at bat of Butler to make it 2-0. After a walk to Butler, Regan Horan singled to left to plate DiPrimio to give the Shorewomen a three-run lead. The next hitter, Harcum ripped a hard hit single to second base to score Butler and pushed the lead to 4-0. Caroline Braungard then doubled to left to score both Horan and Harcum to give the Shorewomen a six-run cushion. The scoring was capped when Braungard came home on a throwing error by Clarkson with two away.
- Washington tacked on two more runs in the bottom half of the fourth when Butler hit her first career home run, a two-run longball opposite field to left that also plated DiPrimio.
For The Shorewomen (2-2)
- Hitting: DiPrimio (2-for-3, two runs), Horan (2-for-3, run, RBI), Meil (2-for-3, run), Butler (1-for-2, two RBI, two runs, home run, walk), Braungard (1-for-1, two RBI, run)
- Pitching: Butler (win 2-0, five innings, two hits, zero runs, one walk, six strikeouts, complete game)
- Washington had 10 hits in the win, worked out two walks and left four on base.
- The Shorewomen did not commit an error.
For Clarkson (0-2)
- Hitting: Hannah Bowen and Hannah Issacson (1-for-2)
- Pitching: Maggie Stark (loss 0-1, four innings, 10 hits, nine runs, eight earned, two walks, one strikeout)
- The Golden Knights had two hits and had one walk while leaving three stranded.
- Clarkson had four errors, leading to one unearned Washington run.
- DiPrimio was the first Shorewoman to reach 100 hits since Clare Hofstedt '16 achieved the milestone in the season finale on April 28, 2015 versus Stevenson at home. Hofstedt is now a coach for Shorewomen Softball. Hofstedt is fifth in program history in hits with 159.
- DiPrimio now has 101 career hits.
- Butler tallied a career-high six strikeouts.
- Clarkson is the alma mater of Washington College's Director of Human Resources, Carolyn Burton.
3/4 v. Clarkson @ Salisbury – 10:00 a.m. (non-conference game)
3/4 @ Salisbury – 2:00 p.m. (non-conference game)
- Day two and final day of the Salisbury University Softball Tournament.