Shorewomen Go 50-50 On First Day In Florida

Shorewomen Go 50-50 On First Day In Florida

Vieira, Stokes Each Pick Up Three Hits Against Bears

CLERMONT, Fla. — The Washington College softball team opened up a 10 game spring break trip to Florida by splitting a pair of games played today at the Hancock Recreational Complex at THE Spring Games in Clermont, Florida. The Shorewomen dropped their first game of the day to Carroll 2-1 in nine innings before rebounding to defeat Bridgewater State later in the night, 9-3. 

Carroll 2, Washington College 1 (9 innings)

How It Happened
- The Pioneers loaded the bases with one out in the top of the first before back-to-back groundouts ended the inning.
- Carroll got runners on first and second with nobody out in the top of the third, but a pop out and a ground ball double play ended the inning.
- Carroll took the lead in the top of the eighth when Sierra Grubor hit a sacrifice fly to right field, bringing in Maria Mundt, who started the inning on second base due to the tiebreaker rule. 
- The Shorewomen tied the game in the bottom of the eighth on a pinch hit single to left from Caroline Braungard, which brought home Brittany Walker.
- The Pioneers took a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth when Lexi Kaminitzer singled to center field, bringing in Emily Green.
- Washington got the tying run to third in the bottom of the ninth, but could not score.   

For the Shorewomen (1-5)
- Hitting: Braungard (hit, RBI), Walker (walk, run), Megan Robbins (two walks), Leah Stokes (stolen base).
- Pitching: Maddie Bennett (loss, 1-3, nine innings, five hits, two unearned runs, one walk, six strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen had one hit in the loss, drew four walks, and left five runners on base.
- Washington committed one error, but it did not lead to a run run for the Pioneers.

For Carroll (2-2)
- Hitting: Kaminitzer (hit, RBI), Grubor (RBI), Mundt (run), Green (run)
- Pitching: Amanda Osterhus (win, 2-1, nine innings, one hit, one unearned run, four walks, 15 strikeouts).
- The Pioneers had five hits in the win, drew one walk, and left seven runners on base.
- Carroll played a clean defensive game, committing zero errors.

Notes
- Bennett was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the seventh time in her career. 

Washington College 9, Bridgewater State 3

How It Happened
- Washington took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Rachel Butler singled to center field, bringing home Braungard.
- The Bears tied the game in the bottom of the first on an RBI groundout to third from Megan Sharon, which brought home Sami Mulcahy.
- The Shorewomen put four runs on the board in the top of the third. Braungard doubled off the fence in right center field, bringing home Regan Horan to set the score at 2-1. The lead grew to 3-1 when Braungard scored courtesy of a throwing error following a single to left field from Stokes. Alyssa Vieira then singled down the left field line, bringing in Grace Moery and Stokes to push the Shorewomen lead to 5-1.
- The Bears loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the third but managed only one run on an RBI groundout to short from Mackenzie Holt, which scored Meghan Navarro to cut the lead to 5-2. A strikeout and a groundout ended the inning.
- Washington got the run back in the top of the fourth when Horan scored from first on a two out throwing error to push the lead to 6-2.
- The Shorewomen scored three times in the top of the sixth to jump ahead 9-2. Moery tripled off the fence in left center field, driving in Amelia Mazza and Braungard. Vieira then singled to short, driving in Moery to set the lead at 9-2.
- The Bears picked up a run in the bottom of the sixth when Holt scored from third on a two out wild pitch to cut the Washington lead to 9-3.  

For the Shorewomen (2-5)
- Hitting: Vieira (3-for-4, three RBI's), Stokes (3-for-4, run), Butler (hit, RBI), Braungard (double, RBI, three runs, walk, stolen base), Moery (triple, two RBI's, two runs, stolen base), Horan (hit, two runs, stolen base), Mazza (double, walk, run).
- Pitching: Butler (win, 1-2, five innings, four hits, two runs, one walk, one strikeout), Cassidy Predale (two innings, one hit, one run, four walks, four strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen picked up 13 hits in the win, drew two walks, and left nine runners on base.
- Washington played a clean defensive game, committing zero errors.

For Bridgewater State (1-1)
- Hitting: Navarro (2-for-3, run), Mulcahy (2-for-4, run, stolen base), Holt (RBI, run), Sharon (RBI).
- Pitching: Kelly Reichert (loss, 0-1, 6.2 innings, 12 hits, nine runs, four earned, zero walks, four strikeouts), Katherine Ryan (1/3 inning, one hit, zero runs, two walks, zero strikeouts).
- The Bears had five hits in the loss, drew five walks, and left seven runners on base.
- Bridgewater State committed seven errors, leading to five unearned Shorewomen runs.

Notes
- Vieira 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 three RBI's set a new career high.
- Braungard's three runs scored sets a new career high. 

Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/10 v. Marietta - 9:30 a.m. (THE Spring Games - Kissimmee, Florida)
3/10 v. William Patterson - 11:45 a.m. (THE Spring Games - Kissimmee, Florida)
- The Shorewomen beat Marietta 1-0 in 2017, while the Pioneers picked up wins over Washington in 2012 (2-1) and 2015 (3-0). All three previous meetings between the two programs have also taken place in Florida.
- Washington fell to William Patterson 4-2 in Florida last year in the first meeting between the two programs.