DiMarcello Goes Yard in Game Two and Butler Becomes 13th Pitcher in Team History to Notch 100 Career Strikeouts
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Host McDaniel took both games from visiting Washington College in a Centennial Conference softball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at the Green Terror Softball Park. The Green Terror topped the Shorewomen, 2-0, in game one, and held off a late rally from the Shorewomen to grab game two, 4-3. The Green Terror are now 17-9 overall and 5-3 in the Centennial, while the Shorewomen fall to 8-20-1 and 1-6-1 respectively.
McDaniel 2 Washington College 0 (Game 1)
How It Happened
- The Green Terror scored the game's first run on a triple to right field by Michaela Persinger that drove in Mattie Whalen in the bottom of the first inning.
- Rachel Butler notched her 100th career strikeout when she got Tori Wilkins on a swinging strikeout for the second out in the last of the second.
- Kristina Shank gave McDaniel a 2-0 lead on a two-out solo home run to right field in the last of the fifth.
- In the top of the seventh, Chrissy Segrest worked out a two-out walk for Washington, but McDaniel pitcher Cassie Rickrode got Caroline Braungard to fly out to Persinger in right for the game's last out.
For the Shorewomen (8-19-1, 1-5-1 CC)
- Hitting: Megan Robbins and Alli Saul (1-for-3)
- Pitching: Butler (loss 3-9, complete game five-hitter, two runs, two earned, three walks, six strikeouts)
- Washington committed zero errors.
- The Shorewomen had two hits and drew one walk in the game, while leaving six on base.
For McDaniel (16-9, 4-3 CC)
- Hitting: Shank (home run), Persinger (1-for-2, RBI triple, walk), Whalen (run)
- Pitching: Rickrode (win 5-4, complete game two-hit shutout, one walk, zero strikeouts)
- McDaniel committed three errors in the win.
- The Green Terror drew three walks and worked out five hits, stranding six runners on base.
- Of the 12 runners left on base in game one, seven were left on at third as Washington left four, while McDaniel stranded three just 60 feet from home.
- With her six strikeouts, Butler is now at 102 strikeouts in her career in the circle.
McDaniel 4 Washington College 3 (Game 2)
How It Happened
- McDaniel took a 1-0 lead in the last of the second inning on a one out base hit up the middle by Wilkins to drive home Keilani Rebollo.
- The score would stay 1-0 until the last of the fourth when the hosts would score three times to push their lead to 4-0. With nobody out, Wilkins doubled down the left field line to plate both Madison Froemel and Alicia Wagner.
- Washington would mount its charge with as the second hitter of the top of the sixth, Rachel DiMarcello, homered to left-center as Alyssa Vieira scored ahead of her to trim the lead to 4-2. The home run ended a streak of 26 2/3 innings where WC did not score a run. With two away, Kerrigan Buck scored on a throwing error by McDaniel to make it a one run game at 4-3 and the Shorewomen had runners at second base and third base. Rickrode, who came in the game in relief following the DiMarcello long ball, would get Jenna Gordon to ground out to Wilkins at second base to end the threat.
- Rickrode would retire the Shorewomen in order in the top of the seventh to end the game.
For The Shorewomen (8-20-1, 1-6-1 CC)
- Hitting: DiMarcello (2-for-4, home run, two RBI), Vieira (2-for-3, run), Saul (2-for-3)
- Pitching: Maddie Bennett (loss, 5-10, 5 1/3 innings, eight hits, four runs, four earned, one walk, five strikeouts)
- The Shorewomen had seven hits and worked out a walk in the game as they left six on base.
- WC had two errors in the field, leading to no runs for the hosts.
For McDaniel (17-9, 5-3 CC)
- Hitting: Wilkins (3-for-3, three RBI, double, run), Wagner (1-for-3, run), Froemel (1-for-2, walk, run)
- Pitching: Krista Waller (win 6-2, five-plus innings, six hits, two runs, two earned, zero walks, four strikeouts), Rickrode (save 2, two innings, one hit, one unearned run, one walk, two strikeouts)
- The Green Terror had eight hits, had a pair get on via hit by pitch and worked out a single walk as they left eight stranded on the basepaths.
- McDaniel committed one error in the field, leading to a Washington run.
- Volunteer assistant coach Tayler Hishon is a 2018 graduate of McDaniel.
4/13 v. Muhlenberg (2) – 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Twinbill)
- The Shorewomen swept Muhlenberg last season for the first time in program history, 3-2 and 7-4, and clinched a spot in the Centennial Conference Tournament with the brooming.