Softball Falls to Daniel Webster

Softball Falls to Daniel Webster

NASHUA, N.H. – Junior Amy Waller went 5 for 5 with two doubles and two RBI in game one and added a two-run triple in game two and the Daniel Webster softball team combined for 32 hits on the way to a 15-13 and 11-1 sweep of Southern Vermont College in a pair of New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) matchups Saturday at a frigid Eagle Field.

Freshman Courtney Brennan added three RBI in the opener and knocked in another in the nightcap as the Eagles (5-9, 3-3 NECC) won their fourth straight.

In the opener, the two teams combined for 35 hits but the Eagles rebounded from an early 6-1 deficit scoring six in the second and five in the third and then held off a late Mountaineers (0-20, 0-8 NECC) rally in the seventh.

TC DiSantis, Melissa Kelly, Lauren Chesnulevich, Kacie Lang and Alycia Gervais all finished with two hits and one RBI each for DWC.

Leadoff hitter Alyssa Davis went 4 for 4 scoring four times in the opener to pace SVC. Tish Hall knocked in five runs, going 3 for 4 with a two-run double in the first and a three-run triple in the seventh. Sara Simonetti added three hits and two RBI, Miranda Ryan was 3 for 5 and knocked in one, and Leigh Meola had a two-run single in the first.

Amanda Wilson earned the win (3-4), while Katelyn Boyd took the loss (0-15).

SVC pushed five runs across in the top of the first and DWC answered with one in the bottom of the frame.

After SVC made it 6-1 on a Simonetti RBI single in the second, DWC answered with six in the bottom on four hits keyed by a Chesnulevich triple and Brennan's two-run single.

SVC plated three unearned runs in the fourth for a 9-7 lead, but DWC answered with five more (four unearned) in the bottom of the inning aided by two SVC errors.

A Kelly RBI single in the fifth, along with a Brennan RBI ground out and a RBI double from Waller in the sixth made it 15-9 before SVC rallied with three in the seventh on Hall's base-clearing triple. The Mountaineers later loaded the bases with two out, but Wilson got Meola swinging to preserve the win.