Softball Takes Double With Walk-Off from Carbutt

By James Bedrock
Sports Editor

The Washington College softball team swept the Haverford Fords in a double header on Tuesday in thrilling fashion. Sophomore Leigh Carbutt hit a walk-off two-run homer to put the Shorewomen on top 7-6 to complete the sweep over Haverford.

In the first game, the Shorewomen took care of the Fords with a score of 5-1, scoring four runs in the first inning. Sophomore pitcher Meaghan Kimme pitched a complete game with four strikeouts, allowing only seven hits with no walks. Freshman Shaelan Nottingham and sophomore Sally Snover each had two hits and an RBI in game one, with Carbutt scoring twice.

Game two was a different story for the Shoremen. Trailing in the bottom of the sixth 4-3, junior Becca Nicely stepped up to the plate with a runner on. Nicely hit a two run jack to put the Shorewomen up 5-4. In the top of the seventh, three fielding errors helped put the Fords back on top at 6-5. In the bottom of the seventh freshman Lindsey Glasscock singled and brought Carbutt to the plate. Carbutt put one over the fence in right-center field to end the game and series in favor of the Shorewomen.

The sweep against the Fords was the last conference game of the season for the Shorewomen. The team closes out its season with two double headers, one home and one away. The home season closes this weekend with a double against Stevenson. The Shorewomen are looking to carry the momentum from this victory and finish out the season on a six game win streak.

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