WC softball improves Conference record with double-header home victories

By Jensyn Hartzell
Sports Editor

The Washington College softball team split a Centennial Conference double-header on Tuesday, April 12. The Shorewomen took on the Haverford College Fords at the WC Softball Field.

The Fords snatched the first game from the Shorewomen. They managed a five-point run until the bottom of the third inning.

Senior Alyssa Vieria scored junior Lexie Witmer after a triple to right field; the Fords responded with three more runs in the next inning to solidify their victory at 8–1.

The Shorewomen came back in the second game of the double-header, where they finished the first inning 3–0 against the Fords. Sophomore Hannah Solge touched home after a hit from sophomore Lexi Barnhart, who scored next on a fielding error. Freshman Gen Kozub walked, which allowed senior Megan Robbins to score the third and final point.

The Fords cut the Shorewomen’s lead by one in the second inning, but the Shorewomen tacked on one more point to further their lead and take the game. Freshman Alexa Draper scored after a hit from Barnhart during the bottom of the fourth.

In the last attempt, the Fords scored once more in the top of the sixth, but the Shorewomen ultimately won, 4–2.

On Saturday, April 16, the Shorewomen hosted the Ursinus College Bears for their second Conference double-header of the week. The Shorewomen swept the Bears in the first game.

Solge and Vieria scored at the bottom of the first to put the Shorewomen on the board. They expanded the two points to seven without the Bears scoring once.

They finalized their win in the sixth inning after Vieria stole home to make the score 7–0, Shorewomen. Vieria was named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game.

 The Shorewomen stole a season-high of eight bases during the game. According to the WC Athletics website, this is the most bases stolen by the Shorewomen since 2005 against Davis and Elkins College. Seven bases were stolen during the 2005 match.

In game two against the Bears, the Shorewomen were first to score again in the bottom of the first. Vieria hit a sacrifice fly toward center field that allowed Solge to touch home plate.

The Shorewomen held the advantage during the remaining innings, but both teams prohibited each other from scoring until the final inning. Robbins scored once more for the Shorewomen to win; the game ended at 2–0.

Freshman Chloe Trefz was named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game for her performance.

The Shorewomen will enter their next competition with an overall record of 12–11. They advanced their Conference record to 6–2. They will host Marymount University at 3 p.m. on the WC Softball Field on Thursday, April 21. This will not be a Conference match.

Photo by Grace Hazelhurst

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