Gettysburg Takes Opener, 3-2, and Captures Second Game, 4-2
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Host Gettysburg took both ends of a Centennial Conference softball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Jones Field. The Bullets downed the Shorewomen, 4-2, in game one, and edged the guests in game two, 3-2. The Bullets are now 17-18-1 overall and 7-8-1 in the Centennial, while the Shorewomen end their year at 10-29 and 3-13 respectively.
Gettysburg 4 Washington College 2 (Game 1)
How It Happened
- Gettysburg took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Sarahrose Jonik scored on a fielder's choice with one away.
- Washington tied the game at 1-1 on a two out base hit to center by Leah Stokes that scored Regan Horan in the top of the fourth.
- In the bottom of the fourth, the Bullets retook the lead at 2-1 as Taylor Doi singled to right with nobody out to score Jessica Ken-Kwofie.
- The Bullets made it 4-1 with two runs in the bottom of the fifth, both coming with one away. Shelby Baker singled to right to score Rachel Julie to push the lead to 3-1 and next hitter Emily Colline plated Baker on a base hit to right.
- In the top of the seventh, the Shorewomen got a run back on a one out fielder's choice that scored Grace Moery. Washington had the tying run at the plate in Rachel DiMarcello, but Gettysburg pitcher Morgan Clauser got DiMarcello to pop up to herself to end the game.
For the Shorewomen (10-28, 3-12 CC)
- Hitting: Robbins (2-for-4), Stokes (2-for-3, RBI)
- Pitching: Maddie Bennett (loss 6-12, complete game, six hits, four runs, three earned, three walks, one strikeout)
- Washington committed zero errors.
- The Shorewomen had seven hits, drew zero walks and had two hitters reach on hit by pitch in the game, while leaving nine on base.
For Gettysburg (16-18-1, 6-8-1 CC)
- Hitting: Colline (2-for-2, RBI), Baker (1-for-3, two RBI)
- Pitching: Clauser (win 13-8, complete game, seven hits, two runs, two earned, two walks, six strikeouts)
- Gettysburg committed one error, but did not lead to a WC run.
- The Bullets had six hits, drew three walks, had a pair get hit by the pitch and stranded five runners on base.
Gettysburg 3 Washington College 2 (Game 2)
How It Happened
- Alyssa Vieira scored on a sacrifice fly to right field off the bat of DiMarcello with one away to put the Shorewomen ahead 1-0 in the top half of the first.
- The Bullets would score their three runs in the last of the first. Meredith Taylor tripled down the right field line with nobody out to drive in both Jonik and Julie to make it 2-1. Taylor would score on a two out error for the last run of the frame.
- Neither side would score until there was one out in the top of the seventh when DiMarcello singled up the middle to chase in Julia Hallman and the tying run was at third base. Clauser though would get a pop out and line out to strand Megan Robbins at third and end the twinbill.
For The Shorewomen (10-29, 3-13 CC)
- Hitting: Vieira (2-for-3, run), DiMarcello (2-for-3, two RBI)
- Pitching: Rachel Butler (loss 4-15, complete game, four hits, three runs, two earned, one walk, six strikeouts)
- The Shorewomen had seven hits and worked out three walks in the game as they left 10 on base.
- WC had two errors in the field, leading to one run for the Bullets.
For Gettysburg (17-18-1, 7-8-1 CC)
- Hitting: Taylor (2-for-3, two RBI, run), Jonik (1-for-2, run, walk)
- Pitching: Clauser (win 14-8, seven hits, two runs, two earned, three walks, five strikeouts)
- The Bullets had four hits and worked out one walk as they left four stranded on the basepaths.
- Gettysburg committed three errors in the field, but did not translate to a WC run.
- Washington had three seniors play in their games today, Bennett, Horan and Kerrigan Buck. They were part of three Centennial Conference Tournament teams that reached the final in 2016 and were part of a 13-3 team in 2017 as the 13 CC wins are the most in a single season by a Washington squad.
- The Shorewomen finish the decade of the 2010s with 198 total wins, 89 wins in Centennial play, seven trips to the Centennial Conference Tournament (2011-14, 16-18), three appearances in the tournament final (2012-13, 16) and the 2013 Centennial Championship. The 2013 Shorewomen Nine were the first women's team at Washington College to win an NCAA Tournament game as they down Utica, 11-6, in nine innings in the team's first tournament contest.