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Softball Sweeps Dickinson To Complete Season On Six-Game Tear

Softball Sweeps Dickinson To Complete Season On Six-Game Tear

Carlisle, Pa. – Visiting Washington College swept host Dickinson in a Centennial Conference softball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Dickinson Park. The Shorewomen won the first game 7-2 and took the nightcap by a count of 5-1. Washington College finished the season 10-8 overall and 8-4 in the conference, while the Red Devils dropped to at 4-8 (4-6). The Shorewomen, who secured second-place in the league, won six straight contests to complete the campaign. Freshmen hurler Lexi Barnhart went the distance in both contests and allowed just two earned runs on the day to record her league-high 10th win. Senior center fielder Grace Moery went a combined 5-for-8 at the plate and scored four runs.

Washington College 7 Dickinson 2 (Game 1)

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen took a 1-0 advantage in their first at as catcher Lexie Witmer produced an RBI sacrifice fly to right field. Left fielder Alyssa Vieira, who had led off the game with a single, came in to score on the play.
- Moery opened the top of the third with a triple down the left field line and scored on another sacrifice fly by Witmer.
- Dickinson evened the score with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third. Second baseman Maggie McConney recorded an RBI single and left fielder Kristen Acocella delivered an RBI sacrifice fly.
- Washington College enjoyed a monster inning in the top of the seventh as they scored five runs on five hits to blow the game wide open. Moery ignited the offense once again as she ripped another triple down the right field line to open the frame. Second baseman Megan Robbins followed with an RBI single to right for the game-winning hit. The visitors were able to tack on four more runs with two outs. Right fielder Julia Hallman and Vieira registered RBI singles and third baseman Hannah Solge brought in two more with a single to second base.

For The Shorewomen (9-8, 7-4 CC)
- Hitting: Moery (3-for-4, 2 3B, 2 runs, sb), Solge (2-for-5, 2 RBI), Vieira (2-for-3, RBI, 2 bb, run), Witmer (0-for-1, 2 RBI, 2 sac, bb), 
- Pitching: Barnhart (W, 9-3, 7.0 innings, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 bb, 7 k's  )

For Dickinson (4-7, 4-5 CC)
- Hitting: Devon Kueny (2-for-3), McConney (1-for-2, RBI, run, bb)
- Pitching: Kat Vill (L, 2-5, 7.0 innings, 12 hits, 6 earned runs, 6 bb, 4 k's)

Washington College 5 Muhlenberg 1 (Game 2)

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen erupted for three runs on three hits and an error in the top of the first and never looked back. Vieira got things started with a bunt single, Solge walked and Moery singled to load the bases. Robbins popped up, however, Witmer reached on an error that resulted in two runs. Barnhart lined out to second but shortstop Amelia Mazza delivered a two-out RBI single down the right field line.
- Washington College added two more runs in the top of the third as they racked up four hits in the frame. Robbins ripped an RBI double to score Moery (1B) and Barnhart delivered an RBI single to score Witmer (1B).
- The Red Devils scored their lone run (unearned) in the bottom of the fifth. Gutpelet, who had singled, scored on an error by Solge.

For The Shorewomen (10-8, 8-4 CC)
- Hitting: Moery (2-for-4, 2 runs), Witmer (1-for-3, 2 RBI), Robbins (1-for-3, RBI, run, 2B)
- Pitching: Barnhart (Win, 10-3, 7.0 innings, 7 hits, unearned run, 4 bb, 4 k's)

For Dickinson (4-8, 4-6 CC)
- Hitting: Julie Siecinski (2-for-3), Brooke Espenshade (2-for-3)
- Pitching: Lindsay Kucker (Loss, 2.2 innings, 7 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 bb, k)

Notes:
- Barnhart (league-high 10 wins) lowered her ERA to 2.94 and finished with a conference-high 89 punchouts over a league-high 93.0 innings. She also paced the league in complete games (11) and apperances (17).
- Vieira went an astonishing 15-for-24 (.625) at the dish over her final six games to finish with a team-high .406 batting average (10th, Centennial). She also paced the squad with a .443 on base mark.
- Moery hit safely in her final nine contests and went 19-for-37 (.514) during the span. She led the conference in homers (4) triples (3), total bases (42) and RBI (15) while finishing with a .367 batting average. She was also second in the conference in slugging percentage (.700), the second-best mark in program history.
- Solge finished 11th in the league with a .400 batting average.