Softball Drops Two At Plymouth

April 23, 2008

Middlebury saw Plymouth State come from behind to capture both ends of a non-conference softball doubleheader Wednesday afternoon, sweeping the twinbill, 7-4 and 5-2, at D&M Park. PSU has won five of its last six games to improve to 22-12 overall, while Middlebury drops to 13-18.

Emily Burbridge led off both games with a solo home run for Middlebury, her first and second home runs of the season. Sophie Dorot added an RBI single in the opener to give the visitors a 2-0 first inning lead.

PSU bounced right back with four runs in the bottom of the first. Leanne Barry had an RBI single, Andrea Pydynkowski added a two-run double and Melissa Caiazzo followed with an RBI single.

Middlebury came back to tie the game at 4-4 on run-scoring singles by Allison Bard in the third inning and Amelia Magistralli in the fifth. Plymouth State regained the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run home run by Kortney Nedeau , her third of the season, and added an insurance run in the sixth on a sacrifice bunt by Kay LaBrie.

Kat Roland picked up the win (10-4) in relief for PSU, allowing just two hits while striking out five in two-and-a-third innings.

After Burbridge led of the second game with a home run, Middlebury made it 2-0 in the first inning on an RBI single by Geena Constantin. Those ended up as the only two runs off PSU starter Beth Moretti, who earned the complete-game victory after giving up six hits and a walk.

Plymouth State provided the offense in the middle innings. Nedeau, who went 3-for-3 in the game, knocked in a run with a third-inning single and scored a run on a wild pitch after a fifth inning triple. Sammi Romano cracked a two-run homer in the fourth inning, her third long ball of the season, and LaBrie added a solo shot leading off the fifth, her fourth of the year.