Washington Holds Off Clarkson, 5-4, As Horan Scores Four Runs Before Falling to Host Salisbury, 10-3
SALISBURY, Md. – The Washington College softball team split a pair of games in the second and final day of the Salisbury University Softball Tournament at Salisbury University Softball Field on Sunday. The Shorewomen held off a late charge from Clarkson to win the first game of the day, 5-4, and fell in their second contest to host Salisbury, 10-3. In the win over Clarkson, junior outfielder Regan Horan (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma) scored four runs.
Washington College 5 Clarkson 4
How It Happened
- Washington took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning on a one out double to the gap in left-center by Gabrielle Edwards that drove in Horan.
- Horan made it 2-0 when she came home on a fielder's choice with one away in the top of the fourth.
- The Shorewomen tacked on two unearned runs with the help of three errors by the Golden Knights in the top of the fifth to double their lead. Horan doubled home Grace Moery on a ball to the gap in left-center to make it 3-0 and Alli Saul plated Horan on a single down the right field line to push the lead to four.
- Clarkson got one back in the last of the sixth when Liz Caggiano homered over the left-center field fence to reduce the Washington lead to 4-1.
- In the top of the seventh, Washington restored its four run lead on a one out single through the right side by Jenna Gordon that scored Horan to make it 5-1.
- The Golden Knights would not go down quietly in their half of the seventh as they scored three times, all unearned, and had the winning run at the plate before their rally came up short. Hannah Bowen singled to center to plate Maggie Stark with one out to cut the lead to 5-2. Two hitters later with two away, Bridget Woolley singled to left field just in front of a diving Elaina DiPrimio to score both Karlie Newhasser and Bowen to trim the lead to 5-4 and Woolley represented the tying run at first base. Representing the winning run at the plate was Michelle Winn, but Washington pitcher Taylor Harcum struck her out swinging for the third time in the contest to end the rally and the game.
For The Shorewomen (3-2)
- Hitting: Horan (3-for-3, four runs, two doubles, RBI), Edwards (two RBI)
- Pitching: Harcum (win 1-2, complete game, six hits, four runs, one earned, three walks, seven strikeouts, complete game)
- Washington had 10 hits in the win, worked out one walk and left 11 on base.
- The Shorewomen's two errors led to three unearned Clarkson runs.
For Clarkson (0-3)
- Hitting: Bowen (2-for-3, run, RBI), Caggiano (2-for-3, home run, RBI), Woolley (two RBI)
- Pitching: Leah Allen (loss 0-2, five innings, seven hits, four runs, two earned, one walk, one strikeout) Maggie Stark (two innings, three hits, one run, one earned, two walks, zero strikeouts)
- The Golden Knights had six hits and had three walks while leaving six stranded.
- Clarkson had three errors, leading to two unearned Washington runs.
- Horan is the first Shorewoman to score four times in a game since Clare Hofstedt '16 scored four times at Stevenson in game one of a doubleheader on April 13, 2016. Since the 2001 season, it was just the 12th time a WC player has scored four runs in a game. The four runs are a career-high for the junior in addition to also notching career-highs in hits (3) and doubles (2).
Salisbury 10 Washington College 3
How It Happened
- Salisbury scored three times in the top of the first inning to grab a quick 3-0 lead. With one away, Kristen Yanarella singled up the middle to score both Dakotah Fraley and Annie Pietanza for the game's first two runs. The next hitter, Emily Allen also singled up the middle to drive home Madeira Alexander for the frame's final run.
- In the top of the second, LeAnne Collins stole second base and came around to score when the throw got away to extend the lead to 4-0 with one away.
- Washington got on the board with two runs in the last of the third. With two away, DiPrimio doubled to the left-center field gap to score Allyson Meil to trim the lead to 4-1. DiPrimio would score on a base hit to right-center off the bat of Rachel Butler to cut the lead to two.
- DiPrimio reduced the Sea Gulls' lead to just one run at 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth on a two-out double to left-center to score Leah Stokes. Butler represented the go ahead run at the plate, but she grounded out to Fraley at shortstop to end the inning.
- In the top of the sixth, Collins led off the frame with a homer to right to give the Sea Gulls a 5-3 lead and with two outs, Yanarella singled to shallow left field to plate Fraley to make it 6-3. Salisbury had a chance for further damage in the inning, but WC relief pitcher Maddie Bennett fanned Sami Mumford to keep it a three-run game.
- The hosts scored four times in the top of the seventh with two outs to break open the game.
For The Shorewomen (3-3)
- Hitting: DiPrimio (2-for-3, two RBI, two doubles, run)
- Pitching: Rachel Butler (loss 2-1, 5 2/3 innings, 11 hits, six runs, six earned, three walks, five strikeouts)
- Washington had four hits in the game, worked out one walk and left four on base.
- The Shorewomen committed one error in the game.
For Salisbury (7-1)
-Hitting: Yanarella (4-for-5, five RBI), Fraley (4-for-4, three runs), Allen (3-for-4, three RBI), Collins (1-for-2, three walks, three runs, home run), Alexander (two runs)
- Pitching: Brea Bishop (win 1-0, complete game, four hits, three runs, two earned, one walk, zero strikeouts)
- The Sea Gulls had 13 hits, worked out six walks and left 12 on base.
- Salisbury had one error in the game, leading to one WC run.
3/7 v. Immaculata – 1:30 p.m. (non-conference game doubleheader)
- Home opener for Shorewomen Nine.