Middlebury

Softball Takes Two At Hamilton

April 22, 2007

Middlebury scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning as the Panthers rallied to win the second game and swept a NESCAC West Division doubleheader against host Hamilton.

Middlebury (17-9, 5-3 NESCAC West) won the nightcap 6-5 after cruising to an 8-2 victory in Game 1.

Maura Casey led off the seventh inning with a single to left field and advanced to second base on a bunt single by Allison Bard. Ellen Sargent moved both runners up on a sacrifice bunt. Susan Miranowski drove in Casey with another bunt single down the third base line. Bard scored the game-winning run on a ground ball to second base by Colleen Sullivan.

Sullivan finished the game with a double and three RBI. Casey and Bard also doubled and collected three hits apiece. Brittany Burke pitched two and two-thirds scoreless innings of relief to pick up her 10th win.

In the opener, Amelia Magistrali went 4-4 with a double and a triple and drove in two runs for the Panthers. Burke pitched all seven innings as she allowed two runs on 10 hits, walked one and struck out three.