Softball goes 2–4 in first week back playing

By Julia Sparco

Elm Staff Writer

On March 11, the Washington College Shorewomen softball team hosted a double-header against the Rowan Profs. 

During game one, the Profs were the first to score in the top of the fifth inning and were able to score once more in the top of the seventh. 

The Shorewomen were able to score three runs all in the final inning. Senior captain Amelia Mazza was able to get a two-run hit with bases loaded including junior Rachel DiMarcello, senior captain Grace Moery, and sophomore Lizzie Huddock. 

Junior Alyssa Vieira won the game for the Shorewomen in the 7th inning with a single that plated freshman Hannah Solge. This ended the game at 3–2, Shorewomen. 

Viera won Shorewomen of the Week for her last hit during this first game. 

Game one versus the Profs was the first victory for new head coach Sally Snover at WC. Freshman Lexi Barnhart also had her first college victory as pitcher on the mound. 

However, in game two the Profs won with a score of 3–0 with only six innings due to losing daylight. The Profs scored all of their three runs in the top of the sixth inning.

“It is so exciting to be able to have the opportunity to play again after such a long time,” Barnhart said. “I definitely feel like the double-header this weekend helped show our team what our strengths are and also what we need to work on.”

“The double-header this weekend was a fantastic learning experience for us to get ready for conference play next weekend,” Mazza said. 

Later in the week, the Shorewomen headed to the Salisbury Tournament on Saturday, March 13, to play against Lynchburg College Hornets at 10:30 a.m. and the Rowan Profs again at 4 p.m. 

The Shorewomen’s first match was against the Lynchburg Hornets. The Shorewomen were able to score all of their runs in the top of the fifth. 

First, Solge singled to plate Mazza. After receiving two outs, junior Megan Robbins was able to deliver a two-run hit, which allowed Viera and sophomore Lexie Witmer to score. After getting on base, Robbins scored from a base hit to chase from DiMarcello. 

The Hornets scored once in the bottom of the sixth, and twice in the bottom of the seventh. The end score of the game was 4–3, Shorewomen. 

For their last game of the weekend, the Shorewomen faced the Profs again, but were defeated. The end score of the game was 0–8, Profs. 

Although there were no runs for the Shorewomen, DiMarcello did go 2-for-3 in hitting during the game. 

“It feels great to finally have some games and be back on the field after so long,” Viera said. “I think the double-header this weekend gave us a couple things to work on and learn from, but it also showed us the things we’re doing well that we need to bring to every game.” 

The Shorewomen will travel to Gettysburg College for their next game on Saturday March 20. This will be their first in-conference game of the season. 

Featured Photo caption: The Shorewomen cheer their fellow teammates on from the dugout. Photo by Mark Cooley.

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