Bennett Grabs 100th Career Hit, But Shorewomen Fall Twice In Florida

Bennett Grabs 100th Career Hit, But Shorewomen Fall Twice In Florida

DiMarcello Totals Five Hits, Four RBI's On The Day

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Maddie Bennett (Ellicott City, Md. / Mount Hebron) picked up her 100th career hit, but the Washingtpon College softball team dropped a pair of games at the Fortune Road Complex at THE Spring Games in Kissimmee, Florida. The Shorewomen fell to Marietta 12-9 in their first game of the day which lasted eight innings, before falling to William Patterson 6-3 in the second game of the day.

Marietta 12, Washington College 9 (8 innings)

How It Happened
- Marietta took the lead in the top of the third on a single to left field from Maicy Kirk, which brought home  Ashley Tschudy.
- Washington loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the third and brought home three runs to take the lead. Grace Moery drove in the first run off a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Regan Horan to tie the game 1-1. Rachel DiMarcello then doubled to the fence in right center field, bringing in Alyssa Vieira and Leah Stokes to give the Shorewomen a 3-1 lead.
- The Pioneers got a run back in the top of the fourth when Ashton Helmke doubled to right field, scoring Kayla Alderson to cut the lead to 3-2. 
- With one away in the bottom of the fourth inning, Bennett hit a single to right field, picking up her 100th career hit. She was later stranded on third base to end the inning.
- The Pioneers put runners on the corners with one out in the top of the fifth, but a strikeout and a pop out ended the inning.
- The Shorewomen had runners on second and third with nobody out in the bottom of the fifth, but would not score.
- Marietta tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the sixth on a sacrifice fly to right field from Hannah Richardson, scoring Lauren Rococky. The Pioneers then took the lead when Alyssa Cook hit a soft line drive behind the third base bag that trickled into the left field corner, bringing home Helmke to give the Pioneers a 4-3 lead.
- Washington tied the game in the bottom of the sixth when Vieira reached on an error, with Rachel Butler scoring from third to tie the game at 4-4.
- The Pioneers would put the game away with eight runs in the top half of the eighth. Marietta took a 5-4 lead in the top of the eighth when Helmke singled to center, bringing in Rockocy. The lead grew to 6-4 when Cook singled to right field, scoring Helmke. An RBI groundout to third from Erin Miller scored Tschudy to push the lead to 7-4, and Cook scored on a passed ball to set the score at 8-4. Jordan Pallay would then score on a wild pitch to give the Pioneers a 9-4 lead, and Reagan Tom scored on a two out fielding error to make it a 10-4 game. Rockocy and Alderson would score on a separate throwing error to put the Pioneers up 12-4.
-In the bottom of the eighth, Vieira singled down the left field line, bringing in Jenna Gordon to make it a 12-5 game. Moery then drew a bases loaded walk, forcing home Horan to make it a 12-6 game. DiMarcello then doubled to the fence in right center field, driving in Stokes and Vieira to cut the lead to 12-8. Caroline Braungard then hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Moery to cut the lead to 12-9 and cap the scoring.   

For the Shorewomen (2-6)
- Hitting: DiMarcello (2-for-5, two doubles, four RBI's), Stokes (2-for-3, walk, two runs), Vieira (2-for-5, two RBI's, two runs), Moery (double, walk, two RBI's, run), Horan (hit, two runs), Braungard (hit, RBI), Butler (two walks, run), Alli Saul (hit, walk), Gordon (run).
- Pitching: Bennett (5.2 innings, seven hits, four runs, three earned, four walks, four strikeouts), Butler (loss, 1-3, two innings, six hits, seven runs, two earned, one walk, zero strikeouts), Cassidy Predale (1/3 inning, one run allowed).
- The Shorewomen had 12 hits in the loss, drew five walks, and left 11 runners on base.
- Washington committed three errors, leading to seven unearned runs for the Pioneers.

For Marietta (1-0)
- Hitting: Cook (3-for-4, double, two RBI's, run), Helmke (2-for-4, double, two RBI's, walk, two runs), Pallay (2-for-3, run), Alderson (3-for-5, two runs), Kirk (hit, RBI), Rococky (double, RBI, three runs, stolen base), Miller (RBI, walk), Richardson (RBI), Tschudy (walk, two runs), Tom (walk, run)
- Pitching: Maddi Liston (2.2 innings, four hits, three runs, two walks, one strikeout), Jackie Mulvain (1.1 innings, three hits, zero runs, zero walks, one strikeout), Airyanna Maurer (win, 1-0, four innings, five hits, six runs, four earned, three walks, three strikeouts).
- The Pioneers had 13 hits in the win, drew five walks, and left 10 runners on base.
- Marietta committed three errors, leading to two unearned Shorewomen runs.

Notes
- DiMarcello was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the first time in her career. Her four RBI's are a new career high.
- Bennett becomes the 24th Shorewomen softball player to pick up 100 career hits and third in the last two seasons, joining Elaina DiPrimio and Taylor Harcum, who both reached the milestone last year. 

William Patterson 6, Washington College 3

How It Happened
- William Patterson took the lead in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly to right field from Caitlyn Massaro, which scored Vanessa Archibold.
- The Pioneers doubled the lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the third when Massaro singled to right center field, bringing in Archibold. Brianna Young followed with a single up the middle, which scored Christine Griffith and Crystal Arendas to give William Patterson a 4-0 lead.
- Washington loaded the bases with one out in the top of the fourth, but would not score, as a play at the plate and a force out at second ended the inning. 
- The Pioneers added a run in the bottom of the fourth when Massaro hit a blooper into shallow center field with the bases loaded, as a force out was recorded at second on the play, with Ryan Tighe scoring from third on the play to make it 5-0. Archibold then stole home as part of a double steal to push the lead to 6-0.
- Washington loaded the bases in the top of the sixth and got on the board with two outs when Amelia Mazza drew a full count walk, forcing in Julia Hallman to cut the lead to 6-1. Chrissy Segrest then followed with a pinch hit single to left field, bringing in Megan Robbins and Braungard to cut the lead to 6-3.
- Washington got two runners on with one out in the top of the seventh, but would not score. 

For the Shorewomen (2-7)
- Hitting: DiMarcello (3-for-4), Segrest (hit, two RBI's), Vieira (2-for-4), Stokes (2-for-4), Mazza (walk, RBI), Braungard (hit, walk, run), Robbins (hit, run)
- Pitching: Predale (loss, 0-1, 2.1 innings, seven hits, four runs, zero walks, two strikeouts), Bennett (3.2 innings, three hits, two runs, one walk, one strikeout).
- The Shorewomen had 11 hits in the loss, drew three walks, and left nine runners on base.
- Washington played a clean game defensively, committing zero errors.

For William Patterson (2-1)
- Hitting: Archibold (3-for-3, double, three runs, three stolen bases), Massaro (hit, three RBI's, stolen base), Tighe (2-for-3, run), Young (hit, two RBI's), Griffith (hit, run), Arendas (run), Janaya Espino (hit, stolen base)
- Pitching: Alex Grubiak (win, 1-1, 5.1 innings, six hits, zero runs, two walks, one strikeout), Andee Lupica (1.2 innings, five hits, three runs, one walk, zero strikeouts).
- The Pioneers had 10 hits in the win, drew one walk, and left five runners on base.
- William Patterson also played a clean defensive game, committing zero errors.

Notes
- Segrest was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the second time in her career. She has seven RBI's this season, locked in a three way tie for team best honors along with Vieira and DiMarcello.
- Washington has out hit their opponents in six of their nine games so far this year. 

Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/12 v. Eastern Connecticut State - 11:00 a.m. (THE Spring Games - Winter Haven, Florida)
3/12 v. Beloit - 1:15 p.m. (THE Spring Games - Winter Haven, Florida)
- The Shorewomen beat Eastern Connecticut State 7-6 last year in Florida, the only meeting between the two programs.
- Washington defeated Beloit last year 16-1 in a game that ended after five innings due to the eight run rule. The Shorewomen also defeated the Buccaneers 7-2 and 6-1 in 2015. All three previous meetings between the two programs have taken place in Florida.