By Lauren Zedlar
Elm Staff Writer
On Saturday, May 1, the Washington College Shoremen faced the Dickinson Red Devils in a double-header at MacPhail Field.
During the first game, the Shoremen gained an early lead of 3–0 after fielding errors by the Red Devils in the first inning.
In the second, the Red Devils responded, scoring three unearned runs to tie the game. The teams went back and forth for the next few innings, but the Devils had a 6–5 lead by the seventh.
In the eighth inning, the Shoremen stole the lead back by scoring three runs. They were able to score once more in the ninth to further secure their lead.
Game one finished at 9–6 as a win for the Shoremen.
The second game of the double-header did not prove to be as successful for the Shoremen. The Red Devils gained a lead of 4–0 by the third inning that the Shoremen were able to shorten to 4–3 after three hits in the top of the fourth.
The Red Devils scored another run in the fourth, but the Shoremen quickly responded in the fifth inning with two runs, tying the game at 5–5. The Shoremen were unable to score for the rest of the game, but the Devils went on a six-point run.
The game ended at 11–5, Red Devils.
“Unfortunately, we only won one today, but our goal for today was to take two,” senior Ethan Osgood said. “Now we need to focus on sweeping Muhlenberg next Saturday and ending the regular season on a high note.”
These games left the Shoremen’s overall record at 15–8 and 7–5 for their Centennial Conference record. Senior Aaron Deutsch earned Shoreman of the Week for his performance in these games.
“While this season has been anything but normal, I can’t imagine doing it with a better group of guys,” senior David Hudak said. “I am thankful that we will have one last opportunity this weekend to play on our home field this season.”
The Shoremen play again on Saturday, May 8, against the Muhlenberg Mules at Athey Stadium. This game will be their Senior Day.
On Saturday, May 1, the WC Shorewomen softball team took on the Dickinson Red Devils and the Muhlenberg Mules in a double-header.
This was also Senior Day for the Shorewomen. They celebrated Amelia Mazza, Julia Hallman, Chrissy Segrest, and Grace Moery.
“Lots of tears were shed as it was our last game as seniors,” Segrest said. “We have all created so many memories over the years, and leaving that to go into the real world is hard.”
During the first game against the Red Devils, the Shorewomen gained an early lead. The Red Devils evened the score in the third inning at 2–2.
During the seventh inning, the Shorewomen rallied with five runs to take the lead and secure the win for the game. The game finished with a score of 7–2.
The second game against the Mules was just as successful for the Shorewomen. They were able to score three runs within the first inning off of three hits.
The Shorewomen scored an additional two runs in the third off four hits. The Mules scored one run in the fifth, but failed to score any more for the rest of the game.
The ending score was 5–1, Shorewomen.
Moery earned Shorewoman of the Week and the Centennial Conference Player of the Week for her performance during these two games.
Freshman Lexi Barnhart was also named Pitcher of The Week by the Centennial Conference for these games.
“We are really playing our best softball right now and it’s such a shame that our season is over,” Segrest said. “Our team chemistry is really one of our best attributes.”
Their ending record of this season will remain at 10–8 and their Conference record at 8–4.
The Shorewomen softball team will take to their field again in the spring of 2022 in a regular season.
Featured Photo caption: Senior captain Grace Moery waits to bat. Photo by Mark Cooley.