Shorewomen Nine Split Non-Conference Twinbill Against Cardinals
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Two members of the Washington College softball program achieved milestones in game one of a non-conference softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon against visiting Catholic at Washington College Softball Field. Senior outfielder Paige Briganti (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) tallied her 150th career in a 5-1 win in the opener that was also the 150th all-time win for head coach Lacey Lister on the softball diamond. The Cardinals would respond in the second game with a 10-2 victory in five innings due to the eight-run rule.
Washington College 5 Catholic 1 (Game 1)
How It Happened
-All the scoring happened in the third inning.
-In the top half of the frame, Rebekah Hoisl scored on a two-out wild pitch to give Catholic a 1-0 lead.
-Washington answered with five runs in the bottom of the third. Trish Langley scored on a fielding error by the Cardinals to tie the game at 1-1 with nobody out and Allyson Meil put the Shorewomen ahead for good on a base hit down the right field line to score Meredith Maynard to give the hosts a 2-1 lead. Clare Hofstedt came home on a fielder's choice to push the lead to two runs. With two outs, Elaina DiPrimio scored on a throwing miscue by Catholic to make it 4-1 and Briganti came home on a single through the right side by Taylor Harcum to extend the lead to 5-1.
-Briganti tallied her 150th career hit with two outs in the bottom half of the fifth on a bunt single to third base.
-After WC took its 5-1 lead, just two Catholic batters reached base the rest of the game.
For The Shorewomen (11-12)
-Hitting: Briganti and DiPrimio (2-for-3, run)
-Pitching: Harcum (win 5-6, six innings, three hits, one earned run, two walks, four strikeouts)
-The Shorewomen had nine hits in the win and drew one walk while leaving four on base.
-Washington committed one error in the game, but it did not lead to Catholic's run
For Catholic (13-6)
-Hitting: Megan Colline (2-for-3), Hoisl (two walks, run)
-Pitching: Kelly Lynch (loss 8-3, complete game, five runs, two earned, nine hits, one walk, two strikeouts)
-The Cardinals were held to four hits and two walks at the plate, while leaving five on base.
-Catholic's two errors led to three unearned Washington runs.
-Briganti is the fourth Washington player to tally 150 career hits. She joins Lauren Dockrill '14 (221), Kylie Nottingham '14 (167) and April Podolinsky '00 (167) as the four Shorewomen who have totaled 150 or more career hits.
-Lister is Washington's all-time leader in wins as the coach of the Shorewomen Nine with 150. Combined with her 49 wins as the head coach of Shorewomen Volleyball from 2009-12, she has 199 combined wins as mentor of the softball and volleyball teams.
-Assistant coach Sally Snover '12 has been a part of all of Lister's 150 victories in softball. Snover was part of 70 wins as a player from 2009-12 and 80 wins as an assistant coach, a role she started in 2013.
Catholic 10 Washington College 2 (Game 2)
How It Happened
-The Cardinals scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. With one out, Hailey Horton scored on a sacrifice fly to right-center by Christy Sanchez for the game's opening run. The next batter, Alyssa Keane singled to third base to plate Kristina Lozupone to push the lead to 2-0 with two away.
-Catholic took control of the second game with a five-run top of the second to push the lead to 7-0. Rachel Valdes and Hoisl scored on a two RBI single up the middle by Lozupone to make it 4-0 with one out. Two hitters later, Sanchez singled through the left side to score Horton and a throwing error on the play allowed Lozupone to touch home and extended the guests' lead to six runs. With two away, Erin Adams crossed the plate on a wild pitch to cap the five-run outburst.
-Colline would help her own cause in the top of the fourth inning on a two-out, two-run home run down the left field line to make it 9-0 Catholic.
-Washington got onto the board in the last of the fourth with a pair of two-out runs to trim the lead to 9-2. Hannah Spohn singled to right-center to plate to score Meil and Kerri Estep tallied a base hit to left to left-center to drive in Regan Horan.
-Julie Keleti led off the top of the fifth with a triple to right-center and scored on a one-out base hit to left-center by Lozupone to make it 10-2 and cap the scoring.
For The Shorewomen (11-13)
-Hitting: Estep and Spohn (1-for-2, RBI)
-Pitching: Alexis Layton (loss 1-3, 1 1/3 innings)
-Washington had five hits, worked out a walk at the dish and stranded five runners on the basepaths.
-The Shorewomen had two errors in the game.
For Catholic (14-6)
-Hitting: Lozupone (2-for-3, three RBI, two runs), Horton (2-for-4, two runs), Sanchez (2-for-3, two RBI), Hoisl (two hits), Colline (two RBI, home run)
-Pitching: Colline (win 6-1, complete game, five hits, two runs, two earned, one walk, three strikeouts)
-The Cardinals pounded out 12 hits and drew four walks at the plate, while leaving seven runners on base.
-The visitors did not commit an error in game two.
-The two teams played for the fourth straight season. Washington has won five of the eight, sweeping the 2015 twinbill with the other three doubleheaders being splits.
4/2 @ Muhlenberg – 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Doubleheader)
-Muhlenberg won both games last season in Chestertown.