Bennett, Predale Combine For No Hitter In Game One; Game Two Stopped Due To Weather
DOVER, Del. — The visiting Washington College softball team started their season by scoring their most runs in a game in 16 years against host Wesley in a non-conference softball doubleheader played today at DuPont Field in Dover, Delaware. The Shorewomen won that game 19-0 after five innings due to the eight run rule, while the second game between the two was halted due to weather with Wesley ahead 7-1 after two innings.
Washington College 19, Wesley 0 (5 innings; Game One)
How It Happened
- Washington loaded the bases with nobody out in the first inning and would go on to score five runs. Maddie Bennett was hit by a pitch, forcing in Alyssa Vieira for the first run. Chrissy Segrest followed with a single to center field, bringing home Grace Moery. Bennett would then score on a wild pitch to set the score at 3-0. Segrest scored on a single to third base from Alli Saul, and Leah Stokes capped the inning with a single through the left side, bringing home Megan Robbins to give the Shorewomen a 5-0 lead.
- Washington added another run in the top of the second when Segrest reached on an error, with Moery scoring on the play.
- The Shorewomen put the game out of reach with eight runs in the top of the fourth. Segrest started the scoring in the inning with a single to left field, bringing in Moery. Robbins followed with a double to right center, chasing home Bennett and Cristen Quillen. The lead reached 10-0 when Saul singled to left field, bringing home Segrest.
- Stokes cleared the bases with a single and a fielding error, bringing in Saul, Robbins, and Jenna Gordon, and Stokes would cap the scoring in the inning by scoring on a wild pitch to set the score at 14-0.
- Five more runs crossed in the top of the fifth. A single to left field from Regan Horan brought home Caroline Braungard and pushed the lead to 15-0. Vieira drove home the first run of her career with a single up the middle, scoring Brittany Walker. Horan would score on a groundout off the bat of Moery, and Rachel DiMarcello capped the scoring with a double to left field, bringing home Vieira and Amelia Mazza to make it a 19-0 game.
For the Shorewomen (1-0)
- Hitting: Segrest (2-for-3, three RBI's, two runs), DiMarcello (2-for-3, double, two RBI's), Saul (2-for-3, two RBI's, run, stolen base), Robbins (double, two RBI's, two runs), Stokes (2-for-4, two RBI's, run), Moery (2-for-4, double, RBI, walk, three runs), Vieira (2-for-5, RBI, two runs), Bennett (hit, RBI, two runs), Horan (hit, RBI, run), Mazza (hit, run), Walker (hit, run), Quillen (hit, run), Gordon (run), Braungard (run).
- Pitching: Bennett (win, 1-0, four innings, zero hits, zero runs, two walks, four strikeouts), Cassidy Predale (one inning, zero hits, zero runs, zero walks, two strikeouts).
- The Shorewomen had 18 hits in the win, drew one walk, and left six runners on base.
- Washington played a clean defensive game, committing zero errors.
For Wesley (0-2)
- Hitting: Ashley Royer (walk), Amanda Curry (walk), Brooke Retkowski (stolen base).
- Pitching: Abbey Mayse (loss, 0-2, five innings, 18 hits, 19 runs, 13 earned runs, one walk, seven strikeouts).
- The Wolverines were no hit in the loss, drew two walks, and left three runners on base.
- Wesley committed four errors, leading to six unearned Shorewomen runs.
- The 19 runs scored by Washington are the most runs they have scored in a game since a 20-4 win over Marywood on March 13th, 2003.
- The combined no hitter by Bennett and Predale is the first no hitter for Washington since Bennett threw a complete game no hitter in a 5-0 win at Swarthmore on April 21st, 2016.
Washington College @ Wesley (Game Two)- Halted After Two Innings With Wesley Leading 7-1
How It Happened
- The contest was halted following the second inning due to cold weather. To read about how the game happened, please check the story from the game two recap and the March 24 recap.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
3/2 @ Salisbury - 12:00 p.m. (Salisbury University Softball Tournament)
3/2 v. Clarkson @ Salisbury - 2:00 p.m. (Salisbury University Softball Tournament)
- The Shorewomen faced off against both Salisbury and Clarkson at the same tournament last year, dropping both games to the Seagulls and winning both games against the Golden Knights.