Softball Completes Sweep Of Hamilton
April 7, 2012
Middlebury completed a three-game sweep of Hamilton by taking a pair of 8-0 games on Saturday afternoon, both in five innings. The Panthers took all three games in five innings, outscoring the Continentals (6-14, 0-6) by a score of 24-0, while out-hitting their opponents, 34-9. The Panthers (13-7, 3-0) have now won five straight games and nine of their last 10.
Elizabeth Morris was the story in game one for Middlebury, earning the win with the five inning complete game two-hit shutout. Morris struck out 11 of 15 batters, including the first six of the game, lowering her season ERA to a miniscule 0.73.
Middlebury scored in every inning of the game, with eight extra base hits. Leading 1-0 in the second inning, Kimber Sable scored from third when Alyson Downing was thrown out stealing at second base. Back-to-back doubles from Emma Katz and Alex Scibetta made it a 3-0 game.
Jessica Poracky’s single through the left side in the third plated Jessa Hoffman, who led off the inning with a double to left.
Middlebury added two more runs in the fourth, with an RBI groundout by Christina Bicks to plate Katz. Hoffman followed with a triple to left center, before scoring on a single to left by Poracky.
A single through the left side started the fifth for the Panthers, as she moved to third on a double to right from Katz with one out. Scibetta ended the game with a double to left, plating both Katz and Sable to end game one.
Scibetta finished 3-4 with three doubles and three RBI, while Katz was 3-3 with three doubles and three runs scored. Hoffman ended the game 2-3 with a double, triple and two runs scored, while Poracky and Sable each added a pair of hits.
Amy Appel took the loss for Hamilton, allowing seven earned runs over 4.1 innings of work. Jenn Rougeux and Talia Mercade each singled for the Continentals.
Leading 1-0 in the third inning of game two, Bicks tripled to left to drive in Scibetta for the 2-0 lead. Hoffman followed with an RBI groundout to plate Bicks, making it a 3-0 game.
Hamilton’s biggest threat came in the third inning where they loaded the bases with one out. Kelsey Martel was able to get a strikeout and a groundout to end the inning, keeping it a 3-0 contest.
A two-run double by Scibetta in the fourth inning scored Downing and Sarah Boylan, while Bicks followed with an RBI single to plate Scibetta.
Poracky led off the fifth with a single to center, scoring on a triple to right by Emily Kraytenberg. One batter later, Kraytenberg scored the game-winning run and a ground ball to second by Sable.
Bicks finished 3-3 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI. Scibetta was 2-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI, while Kraytenberg tripled. Martel earned the win, striking out four in the five inning two-hit shutout.
Ashley Perritt and Monique St. Jarre singled for Hamilton, as Kelly Leonard took the loss, allowing five earned runs over 4.1 innings.