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Softball Swept In Springfield Doubleheader

Softball Swept In Springfield Doubleheader

THE BASICS

Scores: Game 1: Springfield 5, Emerson 4

Game 2: Springfield 11, Emerson 4

Pitching Decisions: Game 1: W: Marisa Valenti (2-3) ; L Neely Eddleston (6-4)

Game 2: W: Gillian Kane (3-1) ; L: Calli Pratt (0-1)

Date: March 29, 2019

Location: Springfield, Mass. (Potter Field)

The Lead: The Emerson Softball team was swept by the Springfield Pride, falling in both games On Saturday in Springfield, Mass.

GAME 1

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Neely Eddleston (West Wareham, Mass.) struck out two batters over 6.2 inning pitched, scattering seven hits dn shouldering the loss for Emerson.
  • Valenti earned the win pitching one third of an inning, while Shelby Allen pitched 6.2 innings, allowing three hits and striking out five batters.
  • Kallista Leonardos (El Granada, Calif.) had a game high two RBIs.  Marisa DeFranco (Great Falls, Va.) and Mary Kuczkowski (Litchfield, N.H.) each had one for Emerson.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Springfield opened ups he scoring in the bottom half of the first inning, with Alexyss Conley coming around on a Yaixsa Vargas groundout.
  • Vargas helped add another run in the bottom of the fourth inning, doubling to bring home Ava Fernandez.
  • A Shelby Allen single brought the score to 3-0 after four innings.
  • The Lions fought back in the top of the seventh inning, loading the bases.  DeFranco and Kuczkowski walked to bring the score to 3-2 in favor of Springfield.
  • Leonardos singles, bringing home DeFranco and Micaela Dix, giving the Lions their first lead of the game at 4-3.
  • IN the bottom half of the inning, an Allie Wheeler triple tied the score at four a piece, bringing home Meghan Sastrom.
  • Only hit a sacrifice fly to center field, bringing home the winning run in Wheeler, ending the game on a walk-off at 5-4.

GAME 2

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Conley led all players with five RBIs on two hits and had one run scored.
  • Allen and Salviette each added two RBIs, with two this by Allen.
  • Calli Pratt (Dighton, Mass.) had three hits on the day, driving in one run and DeFranco had one hit with two RBIs.
  • Pratt took the loss on the hill, striking out two batters over three inning.
  • Kane earned the win for SPringfield, scattering ten hits over the seven inning complete game,, with three strikeouts.  

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Springfield opened up the scoring in the first inning, bringing home two runs.
  • The Pride added one four more runs in the bottom of the second inning, before taking on three more on a Conley double in the third inning.
  • The Lions grabbed two runs back in the top of the fourth inning on a DeFranco single that brought home Calli Pratt and Lexi Semanchik (Flemington, N.J.). 
  • Springfield tacked on two more runs in the borrow half of the frame, this time on a single by Conley.
  • Pratt singled in the top of the fifth, bringing home Lindsey Lowe before a Karagan Knowles  (Tucson, Ariz.) sac fly, that plated Mallory Shofi (Ridgefield, Conn.) and brought the score to 4-11.
  • Springfield closed out the game, taking the victory 11-4 and the sweep.

UP NEXT

  • Emerson gets back in action on April 3rd, taking on Emmanuel in non-conference play starting at 6:00pm.