By Jack Poleto
The Shorewomen hosted Notre Dame College of Maryland for a double-header and came away with two dominant wins.
Their first game took place on March 4 at 1:00 p.m. at the Washington College Softball Field.
The first run came in the first inning on a Notre Dame (Md.) fielding error, allowing freshman outfielder Jules Weglarz to score.
In the third inning the Shorewomen scored five times, first with a double from freshman infielder Hannah Solge that allowed sophomore outfielder Lilly Cook to post a run. The next two points were from singles that sent Solge and Alyssa Vieira to home base.
Sophomore Chloe Trefz and senior catcher Lexie Witmer scored following a single out to second from freshman Gracelyn Goforth.
The Shorewomen closed out the third inning leading Notre Dame(Md.) 6-0.
In the fourth inning the remaining two runs scored by Solge and Vieira, bringing the final score to 8-0.
The Shorewomen’s pitcher, freshman Brynn Balliet, pitched all five innings. She posted five strikeouts, four forced outs and five ground-outs.
The softball team turned around and faced Notre Dame (Md.) again the same day at 3:00 p.m.
The Shorewomen had a tougher time in this game, scoring nine runs and giving up six.
At the end of the first inning, the Shorewomen were leading by one run after Solge stole second and Weglarz stole home.
In the third inning, Notre Dame (Md.) scored four times and the Shorewomen scored three times. The three runs came from Weglarz, Cook, and Solge, bringing the score to 4-4.
The team scored five in the fourth inning with a double from Solge that allowed Weglarz and Cook to score again.
Vieira and Solge scored two at-bats later, after a double from Witmer. The final run came from sophomore Alexa Draper after a single up the middle from Trefz.
Notre Dame (Md.) scored once in the fifth inning and the Shorewomen won the second game of the double-header, improving their record for the season to 2-2.
Junior pitcher Lexi Barnhart got to pitch the first two and a half innings of the game and was substituted for sophomore Gen Kozub. The two combined for eight strikeouts over seven innings.
The Shorewomen look to their ten games during their team trip to Kissimmee, Fla. that will take place over spring break from March 12 to 17.