Harcum Becomes Second Washington Pitcher To Notch 100 Strikeouts In A Season
WESTMINSTER, Md. – The second seeded Washington College softball team fell to third seed Gettysburg, 9-0, in six innings due to the eight-run rule on Friday afternoon on the campus of McDaniel in the first round of the 2017 Centennial Conference Softball Tournament.
Gettysburg 9 Washington College 0 (6 Innings)
How It Happened
- The Bullets took the lead for good just three batters into the game in the top of the first inning when Meredith Taylor singled through the right side to plate Taylor Doi to make it 1-0. Gettysburg got its second run of the frame when with two away Sofia Blasius singled to left to plate Nicole Farese.
- Gettysburg would take a 3-0 lead with two outs in the top of the third on a double to left-center by Sam Misurell that chased home Jessica Casale.
- In the bottom of the third, the Shorewomen had runners on second and third with one out following a passed ball. However, Gettysburg pitcher Aileen Riley struck out both Maddie Bennett and Erin Spinden to get out of the inning unscathed and ended Washington's last threat.
- The Bullets scored one run in the fifth and tacked on five runs in the sixth to provide the final margin.
For The Shorewomen (24-15)
- Hitting: Elaina DiPrimio (2-for-3)
- Pitching: Taylor Harcum (loss 11-7, 4 2/3 innings, 12 hits, four runs, three earned, one walk, three strikeouts)
- Washington committed three errors and led to two Gettysburg unearned runs.
- The Shorewomen had five hits and did not draw a walk in the game.
For Gettysburg (26-12-1)
- Hitting: Misurell (3-for-3, three RBI, walk, run), Stephanie Leonardo (3-for-3, RBI), Taylor (3-for-4, RBI), Wendy Folfas (2-for-4),
- Pitching: Reilly (win 12-6, complete game, five hits, zero runs, zero walks and 10 strikeouts)
- Gettysburg had one error in the game.
- The Bullets had 17 hits and drew three base on balls.
- The Bullets left 11 on base, while the Shorewomen left six on base.
- Washington had its nine-game winning streak snapped in the loss.
- Harcum became the second Washington pitcher to tally 100 strikeouts in the season when she struck out Folfas looking to end the top of the fourth. She joins Kristin Cooper '15 who had three seasons of over 100 strikeouts, including a team record 118 in 2013.
5/6 @ McDaniel – 11:00 a.m. (Centennial Conference Tournament Elimination Game)
- The loser of the game is out of the tournament while the winner of the contest will play the loser of Gettysburg and fourth seed Franklin & Marshall in the third and final game of the day which is slated for 3:00 p.m.
- McDaniel is the tournament's top seed.
- The two teams split a twinbill last month in Westminster.