Middlebury

Softball Team Goes 7-5 On Spring Trip

April 2, 2007

The Middlebury College softball team earned a 7-5 mark over a dozen games in Ft. Myers, Florida on the team's annual spring break trip.

The Panthers opened the season with a 10-8 loss to Bethel in nine innings. Junior Katelyn Cannella (Pleasantville, N.Y.) went 2-4 with three runs scored, senior Susan Miranowski (St. Paul, Minn.) was 2-3 with two runs scored and three RBI, while senior Jennifer Williams (Scarborough, Maine) also had a pair of hits.

Middlebury earned its first win of the year with a 9-7 decision over Southern Maine. The Panthers broke open a 6-6 tie with three runs in the sixth on their way to the win. Junior Lily Hamburger (Silver Spring, Md.) went 3-4 with three runs scored, three RBI and a homer in the game. Junior Allison Bard (Jenkintown, Pa.) was 4-4 with three driven in, while senior Colleen Sullivan (Concord, Mass.) went 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Junior Brittany Burke (Medfield, Mass.) earned the win, striking out four over seven innings.

Colby scored three runs in the seventh to pull out a 6-4 win over Middlebury. Canella was 2-2 in the contest, while senior Maura Casey (Garden City, N.Y.) went 2-3 with a pair driven in.

Burke threw a one-hit shutout in a five inning game as Middlebury defeated M.I.T., 9-0. Canella was 3-3 with three runs scored, Casey went 2-3 with two runs scored and two RBI, while Sullivan was 2-3 with three RBI.

The Panthers scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to pick up a 3-2 victory over Potsdam. Canella, Hamburger and junior Carolyn Davis (Sparta, N.J.) each had hits in the game, while Canella stole a pair of bases. Burke earned the win, allowing no earned runs over seven innings of work.

Middlebury pounded out 14 runs on 18 hits as they picked up a 14-2 victory over Oberlin. Senior Ellen Sargent (St. Albans, Vt.) went 4-4 with five RBI on a triple and a homer. Cannella was 3-4 with three runs scored, Bard went 3-4 with a pair scored, while sophomore Amelia Magistrali (Torrington, Conn.) also had three hits. Williams earned the win, striking out 10 over seven innings.

The offense continued against Thomas as the Panthers scored 10 runs en route to a 10-2 win. Magistrali went 3-4 with two runs scored and three RBI with a homer in the game. Casey was 2-3 with three runs scored and three RBI, while Burke earned the win in the five-inning contest.

Middlebury made it five straight wins as they picked up 17 hits in a 15-6 win over Wisconsin-Whitewater. Bard went 3-4 with a double, triple and five RBI in the game, while Magistrali was 3-5 with three runs scored and five RBI. Cannella, Casey, Hamburger and Williams each had two hits, while Hamburger drove in three runs. Williams earned her second win of the season, allowing just three earned runs.

The streak ended against Depauw, as Middlebury suffered a 9-4 loss. Bard went 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in the game, while Sargent also had a pair of hits.

Wisconsin-Whitewater avenged a loss earlier in the trip, as they defeated Middlebury, 5-2. Canella went 3-4 to lead Middlebury in the game.

The Panthers dropped their third straight game as they fell to Cardinal Stritch, 6-1. Bard and sophomore Natalie Komrovsky (Independence, Ohio) were the lone Panthers to pick up hits in the game.

Middlebury ended its trip on a good note as they bounced back to thump Cardinal Stritch, 15-3 in a five inning game. The Panthers scored seven runs in the second inning and sixth in the fifth to earn the win. Every player in the line-up had at least one hit, led by Miranowski, who went 3-3 with two runs scored and two RBI. Magistrali went 2-3 with a homer and two runs driven in, Burke was 3-4 with two RBI (while also earning the win), while Bard had a pair of hits.

Cannella ended the trip hitting .452, Casey and Sargent both hit .400, Bard hit at a .395 clip, while Magistrali hit .381. Burke went 5-1 with a 2.33 ERA.

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