Softball Takes Two At Castleton
April 2, 2013
Middlebury outscored Castleton 18-2 en route to a sweep of a doubleheader Tuesday at Spartan Field. The Panthers earned a 10-2 win in five innings for a game one victory, picking up a 7-0 win in the nightcap.
Middlebury’s Kat Maehr held the Spartans to just five hits, allowing two unearned runs and striking out six to earn the win. Emily Sweeney took the loss for Castleton, allowing seven earned runs on eleven hits, yielding four walks, while striking out two.
The Panthers scored in each of the five innings, beginning with an RBI single in the top of the first by Jessica Poracky that drove in Kimber Sable to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. The squad followed with an unearned run in the top of the second, and three more tallies in the top of the third.
Middlebury's Carlyn Vachow knocked in a run with a single in the top of the fourth and came around to score on an error to put the Panthers up 7-0. In the fifth, Jessa Hoffman ripped a two-run single to center, and was driven in by Vachow on a sacrifice fly to extend their lead to 10-0.
The Spartans notched their only runs in the bottom of the fifth to break-up the shutout. Hoffman finished the game 3-4 with two runs scored and three RBI, while Vachow went 2-3 with three RBI, scoring twice. Poracky turned in the team’s other multiple hit effort, going 2-4.
In game two, the Spartans were held to just three hits as Middlebury's Alexa Lesenskyj and Neve Stearns combined to pitch a shutout. The pair combined to allow just three hits on the day, as Lesenskyj struck out four and Stearns notched three.
The Panthers got on the board with a two-run home run by Sarah Boylan in the top of the second inning to take a 2-0 lead. Castleton threatened in the bottom of the third inning, but couldn't muster any runs.
The visiting squad added to their lead in the fifth, when Vachow roped a double down the left line, driving in two runs. The next inning, the Panthers scored when Poracky popped an RBI double to center, and was driven in by Alex Scibetta on a sacrifice fly to gain a 6-0 lead. Poracky earned another RBI on a single to left-center in the top of the seventh to put the Panthers up 7-0.
Poracky finished 2-3 with two runs scored and two driven in, while Christina Bicks was 2-3.