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Softball Downed in Second Round OF NEWMAC Championship

Softball Downed in Second Round OF NEWMAC Championship

THE BASICS

Score: Wellesley 8, Emerson 0

Records: Emerson Lions (20-20) ; Wellesley Blue (12-16-2)

Date: May 3rd, 2019

Location: Worcester, Mass. (WPI Athletics Field)

The Lead: The fifth seeded Emerson College Lions were defeated by the sixth seeded Wellesley Blue in the third game played by both teams in the double elimination tournament.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Haley Moniz earned the victory for the Blue, pitching a five hit shutout over six innings.  
  • Mary Kuczkowski () led the Lions, with three singles from the six spot in the Lineup.
  • Kalei Oliver and Autumn Brown head had two hits for the Blue, who totaled eight as a team.
  • Jill O'Shea drove in three runs to lead the Blue while Julianne Griffin had two. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Wellesley opened up the scoring in the top of the second inning, first on a RBI Groundout by O'Shea.  Griffin followed O'Shea with a two run double to give the Blue a 3-0 lead.
  • The Blue added two more runs in the top of the third inning, before a two RBI single by O'Shea extended the Blue lead to seven.
  • Wellesley added on one more run in the top of the sixth inning, ending the game at 8-0.
  • The loss marks the ends of the Lions' season, who finished with a 20-20 record.