Kawabata Notches First Career Save In Game Two
CARLISLE, Pa. – Visiting Washington College managed to split with host Dickinson in a Centennial Conference softball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Dickinson Park. The Shorewomen jumped out to a 7-1 lead in game two before hanging on for a 7-5 victory, while the Red Devils rallied from 2-1 down to take the opener, 4-2.
Dickinson 4 Washington College 2 (Game 1)
How It Happened
-Washington took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with one out inning when Clare Hofstedt scored on an error by Dickinson.
-The Red Devils tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third when Grace Edelson singled to third with two away to drive home Nicole Torlincasi.
-In the top of the fifth with two outs, Hofstedt came home on an error to give the Shorewomen a 2-1 lead.
-Dickinson responded in the last of the fifth with three runs to take a 4-2 lead. Michelle Orden and Edelson executed a double steal with one out to tie the game as Orden swiped home and Edelson took second to tie the game at 2-2. Edelson would come around to score on a base hit to left by Casey Ditzler to put the hosts ahead 3-2. Alicia Lane plated Ditzler on a single to center to give the Red Devils a two-run lead.
-In the top of the sixth, Washington had runners on second and third with two outs, but Dickinson pitcher Killian Kueny got Hofstedt to fly out to left to end the Shorewomen's last threat in the opener.
For The Shorewomen (14-15, 6-3 CC)
-Hitting: Hofstedt (2-for-3, two runs), Trish Langley (2-for-2, walk)
-Pitching: Taylor Harcum (loss 6-8, 4 1/3 innings, eight hits, four runs, four earned, four walks and four strikeouts)
-WC had seven hits and drew two walks, while leaving eight on base.
-The Shorewomen did not commit an error in the field.
For Dickinson (7-18, 4-5 CC)
-Hitting: Nicole Clayton (3-for-3), Torlincasi (2-for-4, run), Orden (2-for-3, run), Edelson (1-for-3, RBI, run, walk)
-Pitching: Kueny (win 5-5, complete game, seven hits, two unearned runs, two walks, zero strikeouts)
-The Red Devils had 10 hits and worked out four walks, while stranding 10 runners on base.
-Dickinson committed two errors in the field, leading to two unearned runs for the Shorewomen.
-The win snapped a seven-game winning streak by Washington in the series dating back to 2012.
Washington College 7 Dickinson 5 (Game 2)
How It Happened
-Dickinson took a 1-0 lead when with one out in the last of the third, Edelson doubled down the left field line to chase in Nicole Piet.
-Washington scored three times in the top of the fourth to grab a 3-1 lead. The guests tied it at 1-1 when Langley scored on an illegal pitch with one out with the bases loaded with Hannah Spohn at the plate. Spohn then delivered a two-run single to right to score both Paige Briganti and Regan Horan to give WC a 3-1 lead.
-In the top of the fifth, the Shorewomen plated four runs to take a 7-1 lead. Elaina DiPrimio singled up the middle to score Allyson Meil to make it 4-1 with nobody out and the next hitter Maddie Bennett doubled to the gap in left-center to score both Hofstedt and DiPrimio to give the guests a five-run lead. With two away, Bennett stole home as Spohn was able to get back to first during a rundown to cap the four run frame.
-In the last of the sixth, Dickinson scored four times to cut the lead to 7-5. With one out, Torlincasi singled to right to drive in Case to cut the lead to 7-2. Two batters later, Piet doubled down the left field line to score both Jessica Epstein and Torlincasi to reduce the lead to three. With two away, Orden came home on a wild pitch to cap the four-run inning. Dickinson had the tying run at the plate in Ditzler, but she struck out swinging against WC pitcher Milly Kawabata to end the sixth. Kawabata got the last two outs of the inning to preserve the lead.
-Marissa Rushchil led off the bottom of the seventh with a walk off to get the tying run to the plate. The next hitter Clayton hit a deep fly ball to center that Briganti was able to catch in front of the fence in center for the first out. Kawabata got Lane to pop out for the second out and struck out Epstein swinging for the game's final out to record the save.
For The Shorewomen (15-15, 7-3 CC)
-Hitting: Bennett (2-for-4, two RBI, two runs scored), Spohn (2-for-4, two RBI), Hofstedt (2-for-4)
-Pitching: Bennett (win 8-3, 5 1/3 innings, five runs, five earned, six hits, six walks, four strikeouts), Kawabata (save 1, 1 2/3 innings, two strikeouts, one walk, zero runs, zero hits)
-Washington had nine hits, drew two walks and had a hitter reach via hit by pitch, while leaving six stranded on the basepaths.
-The one error the Shorewomen committed did not lead to a Dickinson run.
For Dickinson (7-19, 4-6 CC)
-Hitting: Piet (2-for-3, two RBI)
-Pitching: Madison Milazewski (loss 2-7, four innings, four hits, three runs, three earned, zero walks, one strikeout), Kueny (three innings, five hits, four runs, three earned, two walks, one strikeout)
-The Red Devils had six hits, worked out seven walks and had a batter get hit to reach base, while leaving 10 runners on base.
-Dickinson had one error and it led to one unearned run for the Shorewomen.
-Kawabata picked up her first career save in the game two win.
-The Shorewomen are 12-4 against the Red Devils under head coach Lacey Lister as Washington has not been swept by Dickinson since 2008, the year before Lister's arrival.
4/13 @ Stevenson – 3:00 p.m. (non-conference doubleheader)
-Washington won both games last spring in Chestertown.