Butler Throws 4.1 Innings Of Scoreless Relief Against Oswego
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Washington College softball team suffered a pair of close defeats at the Fortune Road Athletic Complex on day three of competition for the Shorewomen at the Diamond 9 Sunkissed Games in Kissimmee, Florida. Washington fell in the opening game of the day 4-1 to Oswego before suffering a 4-3 loss to Millsaps later in the afternoon.
Oswego 4, Washington College 1
How It Happened
- The Lakers struck for a pair of runs in the top of the first inning. Rebecca Vilchez hit a sacrifice fly to right field, bringing in Erin Sweeney. Jessica Roe later scored on a passed ball to put the Lakers ahead 2-0.
- The Shorewomen got a run back in the bottom of the second inning when Grace Moery came into score on a two out wild pitch to cut the Lakers lead to 2-1.
- Oswego pushed the lead to 4-1 in the top of the third when Gabriella Vertuccio singled up the middle with two away, bringing in Angela Frampton and Roe. The Lakers then loaded the bases after Casey Gray was hit by a pitch, but Shorewomen reliever Rachel Butler got a groundout to end the inning and strand the bases loaded.
- Washington got runners to second and third in the bottom of the third inning, but could not score.
- The Shorewomen again had runners on first and second in the bottom of the fifth inning, but could not score.
- Washington had a single runner on in the sixth and seventh innings, but would not score.
For the Shorewomen (5-8)
- Hitting: Elaina DiPrimio (2-for-4), Taylor Harcum (double), Moery (walk, stolen base, run scored)
- Pitching: Maddie Bennett (loss, 0-1, 2.2 innings, three hits, four runs, two earned, one walk, two strikeouts), Butler (4.1 innings, one hit, zero runs, zero walks, four strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen picked up six hits in the loss, drew three walks, and left nine runners on base.
- Washington committed five errors, leading to a pair of unearned runs for the Lakers.
For Oswego (3-2)
- Hitting: Vertucchio (two RBI's), Roe (stolen base, two runs).
- Pitching: Vilchez (win, 1-2, six innings, five hits, one unearned run, three walks, four strikeouts), Frampton (save, 1, one inning, one hit, zero runs, zero walks, one strikeout).
- The Lakers picked up four hits in the win, drew one walk, and left seven runners on base.
- Oswego committed two errors, leading to the only run for the Shorewomen.
- Butler was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the fourth time in her career. She currently sits fifth in the Centennial with a 2.08 ERA and is tied for the lead with 35 strikeouts.
Millsaps 4, Washington College 3
How It Happened
- The Majors grabbed the lead in the bottom of the first when Jordan Lipari delivered a single to left field, bringing home MK Bozeman.
- The Shorewomen tied the game in the top of the second when Julia Hallman scored on a passed ball.
- Millsaps took the lead back in the bottom of the second inning when Mackenzie Johnson scored from second base on a throwing error to make it a 2-1 game.
- The Majors had runners on second and third with one out in the bottom of the fifth, but Harcum got a strikeout and a groundout to end the inning and keep the deficit at 2-1.
- Washington tied the game 2-2 in the top of the sixth when Gabrielle Edwards delivered a two out single up the middle to score DiPrimio, who hit a two out double in the previous at bat.
- Millsaps took the lead in the bottom of the sixth as Kendall Carder singled up the middle with two outs, bringing home Lindsey Osbon and Hailey Pearson.
- The Shorewomen clawed back to 4-3 with two outs in the top of the seventh on a single to left field from Moery, bringing in Regan Horan.
- Washington had runners on second and third, but could not score the game tying run.
For the Shorewomen (5-9)
- Hitting: Edwards (RBI single, walk), DiPrimio (double, run), Meil (double), Moery (RBI), Hallman (run, stolen base).
- Pitching: Harcum (loss, 1-5, six innings, seven hits, four runs, three earned, one walk, five strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen collected six hits in the loss, drew one walk, and left five runners on base.
- Washington committed four errors, leading to one unearned run for the Majors.
For Millsaps (11-5)
- Hitting: Carder (2-for-3, two RBI's), Lipari (2-for-3, RBI), Bozeman (2-for-4, run, two stolen bases), Pearson (walk, run scored).
- Pitching: Kayla Davidson (win, 5-2, seven innings, six hits, three runs, one walk, season high 12 strikeouts).
- The Majors collected seven hits in the win, drew one walks, and left six runners on base.
- Millsaps played a clean game, committing zero errors..
- Edwards 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 nine hits so far this season, setting a new career high.
- Meil extended her hit streak to four games with a double in the third inning.
- The Shorewomen's five losses in Florida have come by a total of 10 runs.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/14 v. The College of New Jersey - 9:00 a.m. (Diamond 9 Sunkissed Games - Kissimmee, Florida)
3/14 v. #23 Kean - 1:30 p.m. (Diamond 9 Sunkissed Games - Kissimmee, Florida)
- The Shorewomen will be facing off with TCNJ for the first time.
- Washington will play Kean for just the second time and the first time since the 2006 season when the Shorewomen suffered a 9-3 loss. Kean went 36-10 a season ago, falling in the NCAA Super Regional to eventual national champion Virginia Wesleyan.